YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


“PRESS CLUB” CYCLE: TV RATINGS AND ETHICS

On May 13, another talk show of “Press Club” cycle, dealing with journalistic ethics, went on “Yerkir Media” TV channel. The weekly TV cycle is produced by Yerevan Press Club with the support of Deutsche Welle Academy. The limits of permissible in top-rated TV talk-shows were considered on the example of “Let them Talk” popular program of the Russian First Channel, specifically of its September 24, 2012 issue “Say Sorry!”. The teenagers from a Moldovan village were the heroes of the “Say Sorry!”. The latter was disputed by the Moldovan Press Council, which brought a complaint at the Russian Public Collegium for Press Complaints against the “Let them Talk” and its host Andrey Malakhov. The resolution of the Collegium was adopted on January 29, 2013.   The “Press Club” discussants – Yuri Kazakov, Co-Chairman of the Russian Public Collegium for Press Complaints, and Naira Martikian, producer of “Shant” TV company, expressed their opinions on the case and in general on the topic. The experts of the program were Manana Aslamazian, Director of “Alternative Resources in Media” program, film director Ara Shirinian, lawyer David Sandukhchian and journalist Serob Ohanian. YPC President Boris Navasardian hosted the talk show.    The next “Press Club” will be aired on “Yerkir Media” on Monday, May 20 at 18.00 (rerun – on Saturday, May 25 at 12.00). Watch “Press Club” of May 13, 2013 here