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Suitcase 2013

13 January 2014

The “Suitcase 2013” annual journalist competition on migration issues was held on International Migrants’ Day on 18 December. The competition was organised by the Armenian office of “People in Need” within the framework of the EU-funded “Support to the Circular Migration and Reintegration Process in Armenia” project.
The winner for “Best Article” was Gayane Mkrtchyan from ArmeniaNow.com; “Best Multimedia Programme” went to Hasmik Smbatyan from the radio station “Azatutyun”; “Best TV Programme” was won by Zaruhi Arzumanyan from H1 TV.
Certificates were handed out to the winners by the Deputy Head of Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Jose-Maria Medina-Navarro. He highlighted the role of media in increasing the level of people’s awareness on migration, particularly issues related to the opportunities and benefits of legal migration and the risks of illegal migration: ‘The EU will continue to support projects implemented in this sector’.
“People in Need” Country Director Sarah Carrad honoured the key role played by Armenia’s leading journalists and media actors in raising awareness on migration issues.
Jury chairman Astghik Avetisyan highlighted the work of journalists specialised in migration: ‘Mass media, the fourth estate, plays a great role in the formation of public opinion. The materials assessed in this competition were rated along 5 standards: theme coverage, the material’s accessibility, journalistic ethics, knowledge of the subject, and the efficiency of the material’.
All winners received cash prizes ranging from AMD 45,000-180,000 and all participants were awarded with certificates.
More than 60 articles on migration issues were entered in the competition by 46 Armenian journalists, which officially ran from January-November 2013.
The “Support to the Circular Migration and Reintegration Process in Armenia” project is funded by the EU and has a budget of €826,000.

Suitcase 2013

The “Suitcase 2013” annual journalist competition on migration issues was held on International Migrants’ Day on 18 December. The competition was organised by the Armenian office of “People in Need” within the framework of the EU-funded “Support to the Circular Migration and Reintegration Process in Armenia” project. The winner for “Best Article” was Gayane Mkrtchyan from ArmeniaNow.com; “Best Multimedia Programme” went to Hasmik Smbatyan from the radio station “Azatutyun”; “Best TV Programme” was won by Zaruhi Arzumanyan from H1 TV. Certificates were handed out to the winners by the Deputy Head of Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Jose-Maria Medina-Navarro. He highlighted the role of media in increasing the level of people’s awareness on migration, particularly issues related to the opportunities and benefits of legal migration and the risks of illegal migration: ‘The EU will continue to support projects implemented in this sector’. “People in Need” Country Director Sarah Carrad honoured the key role played by Armenia’s leading journalists and media actors in raising awareness on migration issues. Jury chairman Astghik Avetisyan highlighted the work of journalists specialised in migration: ‘Mass media, the fourth estate, plays a great role in the formation of public opinion. The materials assessed in this competition were rated along 5 standards: theme coverage, the material’s accessibility, journalistic ethics, knowledge of the subject, and the efficiency of the material’. All winners received cash prizes ranging from AMD 45,000-180,000 and all participants were awarded with certificates. More than 60 articles on migration issues were entered in the competition by 46 Armenian journalists, which officially ran from January-November 2013. The “Support to the Circular Migration and Reintegration Process in Armenia” project is funded by the EU and has a budget of €826,000.