YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


“PRESS CLUB” ABOUT QUALITY OF SOAP OPERAS AND ENTERTAINING TV SHOWS

On May 20, 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 Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

“Press Club” discussed the low quality of popular TV programs, specifically soap operas and entertaining shows. The program discussants, Khoren Beglarian, Director of AGB Nielsen Media Research-Armenia (organization, engaged with TV ratings), and Gevorg Harutyunian, member of the commission on civil society consolidation of the Public Council at the RA President, expressed views as to how media self-regulation can contribute to improving the quality of TV programs. The “Press Club” experts were Nouneh Sarkissian, Managing Director of “Internews” Media Support NGO, Gnel Nalbandian, Chief Editor of “ArmNews” TV channel, film critic Raffi Movsisian, Professor Aneta Yerznkian, Dean of Yerevan State Institute of Cinema and Theatre. YPC President Boris Navasardian hosted the talk show.   

The next “Press Club” will be aired on “Yerkir Media” on Monday, May 27 at 18.00 (rerun – on Saturday, June 1 at 12.00).

Watch “Press Club” of May 20, 2013 here