On December 23-25 in Aghveran, a seminar “The Current State and Perspectives of Media Self-Regulation in Armenia” will be held. The event is organized by Yerevan Press Club under “Alternative Resources in Media” project, supported by USAID. The seminar will be attended by Media Ethics Observatory members, heads, representatives of media and journalistic organizations, including the ones who support the YPC initiative on establishing a self-regulation system in Armenia. During the seminar the following themes will be considered: the application practice of the RA defamation legislation, the public awareness on the Armenian media self-regulation mechanisms, the complaints addressed to the Media Ethics Observatory, as well as organizational issues.
As it has been reported, Media Ethics Observatory (MEO) was formed on March 10, 2007 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, March 9-15, 2007). The MEO mission consists in considering the complaints-appeals regarding the violation of the Code of Conduct of Media Representatives and rendering judgments on them. Currently the Code of Conduct and its addendum, the Declaration on Election and Referendum Coverage Principles, are signed by 41 entities, representing 44 media; the initiative is supported by 9 journalistic associations.