YPC Weekly Newsletter

2003


MEDIA AND ELECTIONS: IMPACT ON THE CHOICE OF THE SOCIETY

On April 12-13 in Tsaghkadzor a seminar "Media and Elections: Impact on the Choice of the Society", organized by the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of the Council of Europe, was held. The seminar brought together representatives of media, non-governmental organizations, state structures of Armenia as well as European experts. The subjects discussed included both the international experience in election campaign coverage, as well as the activities of Armenia media during the presidential election of 2003, their role in shaping the public opinion. In particular, the report of the President of Yerevan Press Club Boris Navasardian was devoted to the YPC monitoring of the media coverage of the elections of the RA President, while the YPC Expert Mesrop Harutyunyan analyzed the legal regulation of media during the past election campaign.