YPC Weekly Newsletter

2012


ARMENIAN AND AZERBAIJANI JOURNALISTS AGREED TO WRITE ON RULES

On January 30-31 in Tbilisi the seminar “Accurate and Unbiased Information Exchange between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Mountainous Karabagh” was held. The event kicked off the new regional journalistic project. Representatives of media, journalistic organizations from Baku, Yerevan and Stepanakert attended the Tbilisi meeting. The meeting discussed the opportunities of creating joint information products, including pieces on acute problems of Karabagh conflict and Armenian-Azerbaijani relations, as well as prospects for launching Internet sources containing these and other materials compliant to the project goals.

The seminar presented the situation in negotiation process on Karabagh conflict settlement, the issues of the information field in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Mountainous Karabagh, the results of media researches on revealing the hatespeech elements in Armenian and Azerbaijani media, conducted by Yerevan Press Club and “Yeni Nesil” Journalists Union of Azerbaijan. Journalists, involved in the project, considered the themes for team reporting, models of online resources to be used, agreed upon professional rules that will guide them during project implementation.

The US State Department supports YPC and “Yeni Nesil” in the project.