YPC Weekly Newsletter

2012


PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN COUNCIL ADDRESSED TO “ARMENIA IN EUROPE” CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

On July 4 in Yerevan at the RA Government Reception House the conference “Armenia in Europe” was held. The event was co-organized by the Armenian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and the Centre for European Studies at Yerevan State University. President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, who was paying an official visit to Armenia, made an opening address at the conference.

The themes of discussions were the various dimensions of EU-Armenia cooperation in frames of the Eastern Partnership. One of the eight conference sessions was devoted to freedom of expression as an undisputed value of human rights. The session was moderated by Yerevan Press Club President Boris Navasardian, and the speakers were: Margarit Yesayan, Deputy Chairwoman of the RA National Assembly Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs, Dr. Roland Bless, Principal Adviser to OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Shushan Doydoyan, President of Freedom of Information Center, Gegham Manukian, Director of News and Current Affairs Programs of “Yerkir Media” TV company.