The Time for Freedom of Press

The Time for Freedom of Press annual Award was founded in 2006 by Yerevan Press Club, Media Initiatives Center (former Internews-Armenia) and Journalists Union of Armenia to mark May 3 World Press Freedom Day.

Award winners are rewarded with an honorary certificate and the traditional gift – a watch.

The Time for Freedom of Press Laureates

2016

Tatul Hakobian_2016

Journalist Tatul HAKOBIAN – for consistent and comprehensive coverage of Karabagh conflict

2015

GeghamManukyan

Gegham MANUKIAN, Director of News and Current Affairs Programs of “Yerkir Media” TV Company – for the combination of enthusiasm and humanism in journalism

2014

Mesrop Harutyunyan

Media Expert Mesrop HARUTYUNIAN – for mentorship and journalistic activities on traditional and new platforms, promoting the strengthening of professional, independent media and freedom of expression

2013

SedaMavian-2013

Seda MAVIAN, Special Correspondent of Les Nouvelles d’Arménie magazine in Armenia – for the best performance in the political interview genre

2012

Anna-Israelyan

Anna ISRAELIAN, Editor of Aravot.am – for successful convergence of traditional and new media

2011

Edik Baghdasaryan

Edik BAGHDASARIAN,  Head of “Investigative Journalists” NGO, Chief Editor of Hetq.am – for development of investigative journalism, independent stance and professional courage

2008

BARSEGYAN Levon-2008_new

Levon BARSEGHIAN, Board Chairman of “Asparez” Journalist’s Club of Gyumri – for the consistent protection of media freedom

2007

Tigran Paskevichyan

Publicist Tigran PASKEVICHIAN – for the series of the articles “Non-Election” in “168 Zham” newspaper

2006

Aram Abrahamyan

Aram ABRAHAMIAN, Chief Editor of “Aravot” daily – for a series of articles under “Armenia-2020” heading