On June 5-7 in Aghveran a seminar was held on “The Coverage of the Activities
of the RA Human Rights Defender’s Institute by Armenian Media”. The event was
organized by Yerevan Press Club with the assistance of Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Representatives of media, journalistic and human rights NGOs took part in the
The Head of the Public Relations and Information Department of RA Human Rights
Defender, Grigori Grigoriants told about the cooperation between the ombudsman
and media. The Chairman of Helsinki Committee of Armenia Avetik Ishkhanian introduced
to the human rights situation in Armenia. The speech of RA Human Rights Defender
Armen Harutiunian dealt with media coverage of the ombudsman’s reports. YPC
President Boris Navasardian summarized the trends of the ombudsman’s institute
coverage by the Armenian media, based on the monitoring findings implemented
by Yerevan Press Club on March-April 2009. The reports of the Head of the Civil
Society Institute Artak Kirakosian and the Advisor to the Human Rights Defender
on Military and Military Servicemen Issues Alexander Avetisian were on the cooperation
between human rights organizations and the ombudsman.