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
Filmmaker Ara SHIRINYAN – for integrity in creative work
Journalist Tatul HAKOBIAN – for consistent and comprehensive coverage of Karabagh conflict
Gegham MANUKIAN, Director of News and Current Affairs Programs of “Yerkir Media” TV Company – for the combination of enthusiasm and humanism in journalism
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
Seda MAVIAN, Special Correspondent of Les Nouvelles d’Arménie magazine in Armenia – for the best performance in the political interview genre
Anna ISRAELIAN, Editor of Aravot.am – for successful convergence of traditional and new media
Edik BAGHDASARIAN, Head of “Investigative Journalists” NGO, Chief Editor of Hetq.am – for development of investigative journalism, independent stance and professional courage
Levon BARSEGHIAN, Board Chairman of “Asparez” Journalist’s Club of Gyumri – for the consistent protection of media freedom
Publicist Tigran PASKEVICHIAN – for the series of the articles “Non-Election” in “168 Zham” newspaper
Aram ABRAHAMIAN, Chief Editor of “Aravot” daily – for a series of articles under “Armenia-2020” heading