YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


COVERAGE OF URGENT ISSUES DURING ELECTIONS TO THE LOCAL SELF-ADMINISTRATION BODIES

On October 16-18 a seminar “Coverage of Problems of Public Importance during
the 2008 Elections to the Local Self-Administration Bodies in Armenia” took
place in Aghveran. The event was organized by Yerevan Press Club with support
of Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

Seminar participants, representatives of media and journalistic associations
of Armenia, discussed such questions as the role of local self-administration
institute in political structure of the country, cooperation of media and civil
society during the elections to the local self-administration bodies, Armenian
electoral legislation and the practice of election coverage, as well as regional
media activities. Also, preliminary results (for September) of the monitoring
of eleven Armenian TV channels coverage on urgent issues during the elections
to the local self-administration bodies were presented. The research is administrated
by YPC in September-October 2008 under the project supported by the Embassy
of Great Britain in Armenia. Seminar participants also were introduced another
research conducted by YPC in September 2008 – monitoring of seven Armenian print
media coverage of urgent issues during the elections to the local self-administration
bodies. The study was realized under the YPC project, with the assistance of
Friedrich Ebert Foundation.