YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


“PRESS CLUB” AND “PRESS CLUB+”: PUBLIC COUNCIL PERSPECTIVES AND THE ROLE OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN LOCAL SELF- ADMINISTRATION BODIES ELECTIONS

On October 15 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 “Press
Club” host, the President of Yerevan Press Club Boris Navasardian, were Director
of “Political Economy” Research Institute Andranik Tevanian, founder of the
Institute of Human Rights and Democracy Armine Arakelian and Head of the Armenian
Civil Servants Union Vache Kalashian. The topic of discussion was the process
of establishment and perspectives of the Public Council that is being created
by the initiative of RA President.

The next program of “Press Club” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on Wednesday,
October 22, at 23.00.

On October 11 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. The “Press Club+” host, YPC President Boris Navasardian, and the
program guest, Chairman of Liberal Party of Armenia Hovhannes Hovhannisian,
discussed the role of political parties in the elections to the local self-administration
bodies. The audience composed of representatives of civil society of Armavir
and Vanadzor also participated in the discussion. The talk show was aired in
an incomplete format: it was expected that the second guest will be a representative
of one of the leading coalition parties, but none of those addressed by the
program organizers responded to the invitation.

The next program of “Press Club+” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on
Saturday, October 18, at 17.40.