On December 29, in Hrazdan Hotel in Yerevan the Annual Award Ceremony of Yerevan Press Club was held
The winners of the annual YPC contest this time were:
Ara Papyan, presently RA Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador in Canada – for effective co-operation with journalists when holding the position of press-secretary at the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Editorial staff of “Garoun” magazine – for a cycle of translations of foreign authors under the heading “Constellation”;
Valeriy Aydinian (“Novoye Vremya” newspaper) – for collected satirical essays “Tropicana” and for fruitful work in the genres of publicism and satire;
Alexey Manvelian (BBC World Service, Central Asia & The Caucasus Service) – for building up information bridges;
Rouben Mangassarian (“Patker” photo agency) – for professional representation of Armenian photojournalism in foreign media;
“Prometheus” TV company – for achieving creative progress in year 2000;
Natalia Gomtsian (“Golos Armenii” newspaper), Karen Mikayelian (“Novoye Vremya” newspaper) – for professional coverage of cultural life;
Gyumri TV companies “Shant” and “Tsayg” – for effective creative competition at the local broadcast market.
The Embassies of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, as well as the OSCE Mission in Armenia awarded special prizes.