YPC Weekly Newsletter



On December 16-18 in Aghveran a seminar “The Broadcast Policy and the Armenian
Legislation” was held. The event was organized by Yerevan Press Club with the
assistance of Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The seminar was attended by heads
of TV and radio companies, members of National Commission on Television and
Radio, representatives of journalistic associations.

The report of Yerevan Press Club President Boris Navasardian dealt with the
problems of refinement of the broadcast regulating legislation. President of
Audio-Visual Reporters Association Arzuman Harutiunian raised the issues of
optimization of the advertising legislation. Expert of Yerevan Press Club Heriknaz
Harutiunian presented the results of monitoring the implementation of broadcast
and advertising legislation by Armenian TV companies, administered by YPC in
2009. In the panel discussions on the fulfillment of broadcast legislation also
took part Grigor Amalian, Chairman of National Commission on Television and
Radio, and Aleksan Arakelian, Head of Financial Department of Public Television
of Armenia. Movses Hakobian, lawyer of Center for Information Law and Policy,
told about the legal basis of switching to digital broadcasting. Ashot Simonian,
Director of “Television Network of Armenia” SCSJ spoke about the technical problems
of digitalization.