YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


“PRESS CLUB” AND “PRESS CLUB+”: THE ROLE OF NGOs IN PUBLIC COUNCIL FORMATION AND THE PROBLEM OF LAKE SEVAN

On October 22 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 Director
of “Political Economy” Research Institute Andranik Tevanian, founder of the
Institute of Human Rights and Democracy Armine Arakelian and the Chairman of
National Youth Council of Armenia Aram Sukiasian. “Press Club” participants
continued the discussion on Public Council initiated during the previous program
(see YPC Weekly Newsletter, October
10-16, 2008
). The perspectives of the Public Council that is being created
by the initiative of RA President, were considered in the context of the role
of NGOs in its formation.

The next program of “Press Club” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on Wednesday,
October 29, at 23.00.

On October 18 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 guests, Vice President of “Sevan” national park Nikolay Simonian and
Academic Secretary of Hydroecology and Ichthyology Institute of RA National
Academy of Science Evelina Ghukasian discussed the problem of Lake Sevan from
the aspect of elections to local self-administration bodies. The audience composed
of representatives of NGOs and media of Gegharkunik region also participated
in the discussion.

The next program of “Press Club+” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on
Saturday, October 25, at 17.40.