YPC Weekly Newsletter



On February 10 in “Moscow” cinema of Yerevan the award ceremony of Annual Media Competition “Na/NE” was held. The event was organized by British Council, the British Embassy Yerevan, the OSCE Office in Yerevan with the partnership of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Vision Armenia, Armenian Young Women Association and BMI. Materials covering the activities and achievements, problems and challenges of women in political, economic and social spheres and published within January-December 2011 took part in the competition. Winners received the Na/Ne Silver Statue and monetary award, the seconds and third place awardees got certificates and monetary award.

The awardees of the “Na/NE” became:

– in the “TV Programme” nomination the jury decided not to give the first place award. The second place awardee was Arman Suleymanian (CivilNet.TV), the third place shared Ani Hakobian (12 TV) and Natalya Osian (“Ankyun+3” TV);

– no prizes were given in the “Radio Programme” nomination;

– in the nomination “Printed Article”: first place – Liana Sirunian (“Hayastani Zrutsakits” newspaper, for the piece “Just Say that It Was a Civilized Divorce…“); second place – Arthur Hovhannisian (“Hayatsk” newspaper, for the piece “Owner of “Parisian Coffee” Leaves Armenia Offended and with Bitterness in the Heart”); third place – Hripsime Jebejian (“Aravot” daily, for the piece “Slave Ran Away from the Master”);

– in the nomination “Online or Blog Article”: first place – Yeranuhi Soghoyan (Hetq.am, for the piece “Father Forbad His Daughter of Going to School: “I Don’t Want my Girl Sit With Six Boys at Classes); second place – Lusine Avagian (Ankakh.com, for the piece “Kurdish Woman in Gold, in Dreams and in Embroidered Head Cover”); the third place shared Parandzem Hovhanissian (MediaLab.am, for the piece “Concealed Prostitution: in Kapan There Are No Official Talks on the Yearly Increasing Rates of Prostitution”) and Sara Khodjoyan (www.MediaLab.am, for the piece “The TV Power: Armenian Soap Operas Shape Negative Stereotypes about Women”);

– in “Photo or Photo Story” nomination: first place – Piruza Khalapian (www.MediaLab.am, for an essay “Dog Paradise in Yerevan under the Patronage of the Pianist Nuneh”), second place – Inna Mkhitarian (Hetq.am, for the photo story about Mariam Sukhudian); third place – “Photolur” agency (for a yearlong loyalty to the theme);

– in “Social or Commercial Advertisement” nomination jury decided not to grant first place award. Second place – “Status Holding”; third place – “Artakarg Aliq”.

The jury’s special prize was awarded to Ani Asatrian (“Times Armenian”, for the piece “I Want My Freedom to Be Unhappy”).
The special prizes of UNFPA received Marianna Grigorian (EurasiaNet.org, for the piece “Are Selective Abortions behind Birth Ratio Imbalance?”) and Parandzem Hovhannisian (MediaLab.am, for the piece “History of Broken Lives: Sex Selective Abortions – A Matter of Concern”).

The special prize of World Vision Armenia was granted to Lena Hovsepian (Report.am, for the piece “The Mother Decides to Give Life to Her Child or Not”).

The special prize of Armenian Young Women Association was given to Diana Bakhshian (Academy of Television and Radio, for the piece “…And the Closed Doors Open”).

The special prize of youth online publication Eritasard.am was awarded to Nuneh Hovsepian (Yerevan State University, for the piece “I Found My Happiness”).

The special prize of “We Are for Civil Society” NGO received Lusineh Vayachian (Armversion.com, for the piece “Ocean’s Frontal Nakedness”).

The prize of “Facebookists’ Sympathy” went to Grigor Eritsian (for the piece “Gender Issues: How Equal Are Women and Men in RA”).

RA Ministry of Labor and Social Issues gave a certificate to “Hetq” online publication.