DIALOGUE WITHOUT LIMITS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD IN YEREVAN
YEREVAN, MARCH 19, NOYAN TAPAN. Among the main reasons hampering
cooperation between RA state structures and media is not only
"government’s unwillingness" to provide information, but also low
level of journalists’ preparedness. Karen Bekarian, political
commentator, Chairman of European Integration NGO, expressed such
opinion at the international conference Dialogue Without Limits held
on March 17 in Yerevan. The conference was organized within the
framework of British Council’s program Role of Media in the Process of
Covering Government with the support of Great Britain’s government and
UNDP Yerevan Office.
In the words of RA MP Gegham Manukian, Armenia has unique state
structures having specialized information, PR centers and services. At
the same time he stated that in the issue of improving cooperation
between state structures and media one should consider the role of not
only government, but also media.
As Arevik Abrahamian, head of British Council’s management programs,
informed journalists, the goal of the conference is to discuss
efficient mechanisms of cooperation jointly with state structures,
representatives of media and NGOs and international experts (Great
Britain, Greece, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina).