YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


“PRESS CLUB” AND “PRESS CLUB+”: AUTHORITIES-MEDIA RELATIONS AND ELECTIONS LEGISLATION

On November 12 another show of “Press Club” cycle went on air of “Yerkir Media”
TV company. It is produced by Yerevan Press Club with support of the Open Society
Institute Human Rights and Governance Grants Program. The guests of the President
of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression Ashot Melikian were Chief
Editor of “Azg” daily Hakob Avedikian, Director of Freedom of Information Center
Shushan Doydoyan and President of Armenian PR Association Are Saghatelian. Problems
of freedom of information and relationship between media and authorities were
discussed.

The next program of “Press Club” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on Wednesday,
November 19, at 23.00.

On November 8 another show of “Press Club+” cycle went on air of “Yerkir Media”.
It is produced by Yerevan Press Club with support of the Embassy of Great Britain
in Armenia. President of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression Ashot
Melikian and “Press Club+” participants, President of “This is Your Choice”
NGO Harutyun Hambartsumian and Vice-President of the Association of Community
Financiers David Tumanian discussed the legislation on elections to the local
self-government bodies. The audience composed of representatives of media of
Kotayk and Armavir regions also participated in the talk-show.

The next program of “Press Club+” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on
Saturday, November 15, at 17.40.