YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


“PRESS CLUB” AND “PRESS CLUB+”: ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ARMENIA OF PACE RESOLUTIONS AND LOCAL SELF-ADMINISTRATION INSTITUTE

On October 1 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 Observer
of First Channel of Public Television of Armenia Armen Dulian, Responsible for
Foreign Relations of Armenian National Congress Vladimir Karapetian, and the
Director of International Center of Human Development Tevan Poghosian. “Press
Club” participants continued last program’s discussion of the obligations of
Armenia before the Council of Europe and implementation of PACE Resolutions
1609 “The Functioning of Democratic Institutions in Armenia” and 1620 “The Implementation
by Armenia of Assembly Resolution 1609 (2008)” (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, September
19-25, 2008
).

The next program of “Press Club” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on Wednesday,
October 8, at 23.00.

On September 27 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
Embassy of Great Britain in Armenia. Talk show participants, Chairman of Committee
to Protect Freedom of Expression Ashot Melikian, Head of Local Self-Administration
Department of the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration Ashot Giloyan, and
Vice-President of the Association of Community Financiers David Tumanian, discussed
whether the local self-administration institution is fully established in Armenia.
The audience composed of representatives of civil society of Gyumri also participated
in the discussion.

The next program of “Press Club+” cycle will be aired by “Yerkir Media” on
Saturday, October 4, at 17.40.