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Free media – an essential part of democracy

21 April 2012

On 11 April 2012, students of the Yerevan State University’s Department of Journalism attended a lecture on “New and alternative media: ethical and legal problems”, conducted by Nils Leopold, a German lawyer.
The Head of Operations of the EU Delegation to Armenia Jean-Christophe Gayrand said in his speech that freedom of the media was one of the cornerstones of the European Union, and highlighted its importance within the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership, as well as in the EU-Armenia Action Plans.
The EU has been paying increasing attention to media issues in Armenia through different projects and initiatives aimed at promoting the role of the media in the country. It is expected to bring the regulatory framework of freedom of expression for the media in Armenia closer in line with European standards and to develop higher quality journalism.
The lecture was a part of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Promoting Freedom, Professionalism and Pluralism of the Media in the South Caucasus and Moldova 2011-2012” joint project. The event was organised in cooperation with the Armenian Online Media & Journalists’ Association (AOMJA), and with the participation of the Yerevan State University (YSU) and the Yerevan State Linguistic University (YSLU).

For more information please referto: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/cooperation/media/projects/project_JPSCaucasus_Moldova_en.asp

Free media – an essential part of democracy

On 11 April 2012, students of the Yerevan State University’s Department of Journalism attended a lecture on “New and alternative media: ethical and legal problems”, conducted by Nils Leopold, a German lawyer. The Head of Operations of the EU Delegation to Armenia Jean-Christophe Gayrand said in his speech that freedom of the media was one of the cornerstones of the European Union, and highlighted its importance within the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership, as well as in the EU-Armenia Action Plans. The EU has been paying increasing attention to media issues in Armenia through different projects and initiatives aimed at promoting the role of the media in the country. It is expected to bring the regulatory framework of freedom of expression for the media in Armenia closer in line with European standards and to develop higher quality journalism. The lecture was a part of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Promoting Freedom, Professionalism and Pluralism of the Media in the South Caucasus and Moldova 2011-2012” joint project. The event was organised in cooperation with the Armenian Online Media & Journalists’ Association (AOMJA), and with the participation of the Yerevan State University (YSU) and the Yerevan State Linguistic University (YSLU). For more information please referto: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/cooperation/media/projects/project_JPSCaucasus_Moldova_en.asp [gallery link="file"]