YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC TELEVISION BY BBC WORLD SERVICE TRUST PUBLISHED

On October 17 presentation of report “Needs Assessment of Armenia’s Public
Television Company” prepared by the BBC World Service Trust, took place in Yerevan.
The research was commissioned by OSCE Office in Yerevan and conducted on July
14-18, 2008.

“Public television should raise its ambitions in providing programming of a
broadly educational nature that would serve to the interests of different groups
of the community”, said during the presentation of the report one of its authors,
Michael Randall, Projects Manager for Europe and CIS at the BBC World Service
Trust (cited from the press release of OSCE Office in Yerevan). He also stressed
that strengthening of PTA public “heavily relies on political will and change
in attitude at the government level”.

Authors of the report particularly recommend to the Public Television of Armenia
to create a long-term consultancy program for development of new programs and
reorganization of working methods.

Full report in Armenian and English can be found on OSCE web-site: www.osce.org/yerevan/