YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


“PRESS CLUB” AND “PRESS CLUB+”: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER INSTITUTION AND COVERAGE OF ELECTIONS TO THE LOCAL SELF-ADMINISTRATION BODIES

On October 29 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 YPC President Boris Navasardian, were RA Human Rights Defender
Armen Harutiunian, Chairman of the Helsinki Committee of Armenia Avetik Ishkhanian
and RA National Assembly deputy, member of ” Dashnaktsutiun” faction
Artsvik Minasian. The subject of discussion was the institute of Human Rights
Defender in Armenia.

The next program of “Press Club” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on Wednesday,
November 5, at 23.00.

On October 25 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. “Press Club+” participants, President of the Committee to Protect
Freedom of Expression Ashot Melikian, Executive Director of “Lori” TV company
Narine Avetisian and Board Chairman of “Asparez” Journalists’ Club Levon Barseghian,
discussed the issue of local self-administration elections coverage by media.
The audience composed of representatives of NGOs and media of Lori and Shirak
regions also participated in the talk-show.

The next program of “Press Club+” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on
Saturday, November 1, at 17.40.