Archive - Apr 2010
April 15-16, Tbilisi will host a conference entitled "Challenges for media freedom in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova an Ukraine".
The conference is oorganized by the Council of Europe in the framework of the 2009-2010 Swiss chairmanship of its Committee of Ministers.
The conference will address current problems in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine with regard to the safety and protection of journalists, the threats to freedom of expression and the challenges to this freedom brought by new technologies.
The key aim of the event is to formulate concrete recommendations for promoting freedom of expression and information in these states in line with Council of Europe standards and recommendations.
Dunja Mijatovic, recently appointed OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and William Horsley, Chairman of the UK section and Media Freedom Representative of the Association of European Journalists, will be among the key speakers. The event will bring together government representatives, parliamentarians, media professionals and representatives of NGOs.
Today “Hraparak” newspaper reporter Gayane Babayan got hit by Hyundai (06 ОО 147) on David Anhakht street at around 9:50 p.m. Yerevan time.
After crash the driver — Vahan Yeghiazaryan took her to the hospital, but she died on the way, photojournalist Gagik Shamshyan informed NEWS.am.
Policemen, including the Chief of Yerevan Road Police Arsen Arshakyan have arrived at the scene. Inspection of the accident scene is carried out.