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Promoting European Media Standards

3 October 2011

The EU and the Council of Europe (CoE) launched a joint project on “Promoting media freedom, professionalism and pluralism in the South Caucasus and Moldova” on 17 June. The project aims to support the development of legal and institutional guarantees for freedom of expression, high quality journalism and a pluralistic media landscape in line with European standards. It is co-funded by the EU and CoE with a total budget of €1.1 m.
Leila Dervishagich, from the CoE said at a press-conference in Yerevan that the project had been launched in January 2011 and would last two years, during which more than 20 events would be organised. “The EU and the Council of Europe are also ready to provide consulting and other support to Armenia in the future,” Dervishagich said. Jean-Christophe Gayrand, representing the EU Delegation to Armenia, stated that freedom and pluralism of the media were key to democratic development in Armenia.
European Media StandardsAmong the activities supported by the programme are the improvement of the implementation of media regulatory frameworks in line with CoE standards, better understanding among journalists of their rights and ethical rules, support for public service broadcasters to improve professionalism and better gain the trust of political leaders, civil society, media professionals and the general public.

Promoting European Media Standards

The EU and the Council of Europe (CoE) launched a joint project on "Promoting media freedom, professionalism and pluralism in the South Caucasus and Moldova" on 17 June. The project aims to support the development of legal and institutional guarantees for freedom of expression, high quality journalism and a pluralistic media landscape in line with European standards. It is co-funded by the EU and CoE with a total budget of €1.1 m. Leila Dervishagich, from the CoE said at a press-conference in Yerevan that the project had been launched in January 2011 and would last two years, during which more than 20 events would be organised. "The EU and the Council of Europe are also ready to provide consulting and other support to Armenia in the future," Dervishagich said. Jean-Christophe Gayrand, representing the EU Delegation to Armenia, stated that freedom and pluralism of the media were key to democratic development in Armenia. European Media StandardsAmong the activities supported by the programme are the improvement of the implementation of media regulatory frameworks in line with CoE standards, better understanding among journalists of their rights and ethical rules, support for public service broadcasters to improve professionalism and better gain the trust of political leaders, civil society, media professionals and the general public.