YEREVAN PRESS CLUB was founded in July 1995 and is the first professional association of journalists in Armenia, established during the post-Soviet period. YPC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that unites journalists, publishers, media leaders and experts, irrespective of their political ideas.

YPC Mission:

Support and development of independent and professional media, seeking to help strengthen democratic institutions and establish civil society in Armenia.

YPC Objectives:

  • To defend the journalists’ right of freedom of expression and of free access to information
  • To assist in improving the legislative and the economic base of the media
  • To promote professional contacts between Armenian and foreign media and individual journalists
  • To strive for respect and adoption of principles of professional ethics by journalists; to contribute to the development of media self-regulation system
  • To assist in the growth of journalists’ professional skills – through various workshops, conferences, trainings, etc.
  • To observe the situation in the media through various types of studies and monitorings.