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08 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32982)  

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Title Series of five television talk shows devoted to media self-regulation issues 
Status Completed 
Date 01/09/2011 - 30/12/2011 
Location Armenia
Countries CoE Members: Armenia
  Joint Programme Activity - SC-MLD-MEDIA II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP SC-MLD-MEDIA II - Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media in the South Caucasus and Moldova    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2011/DG I/JP/2601   Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media in the South Caucasus and Moldova
Expected Result 1.5 - Journalists have better understanding of their rights, respect ethical rules and are trained to exercise their work in a professional and responsible manner as recommended under the applicable Council of Europe standards;
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.3 – Promoting Democratic Governance and Stability
Programme ☆ III.3.2  Good governance, Internet and Media

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Directorate Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law 
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2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD0ZJKnovMU
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4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1353Pp4bi4
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6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgsrZ_5aSe8
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8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0OiIWw8CBo
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10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD0QQRXyosU  
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Activity Synopsis (ID# 32982) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The project aimed to enhance the role of the self-regulatory system and promote it in the public, which would result in bringing more media disputes before the Media Ethics Observatory (MEO) instead of going to the courts, especially given the unfolded malicious court practice in this sphere. 
Output/Results 5 TV programmes were produced by YPC. The programmes dealt with specific ethical matters, involving two speakers defending different viewpoints, three local and one international expert. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The programme production was a success. It achieved its goal to initiate a vivid debate between representatives of the diverse camps on the malicious and “dangerous” court practices regarding the application of libel and defamation legislation. The need for resolving such cases out-of-court through the self-regulatory system was emphasized; the main advantages for such a solution were thoroughly reviewed. In addition the Media Ethics Observatory mentioned that in the result of the shows two claims and over a dozen phone calls from different citizens were received inquiring about the self-regulation system during the programme implementation period - October/November 2011.
Participants Representatives of media organisations and international experts participated in the programmes that was broadcast on Yerkir media TV. 
Consultants/Experts 5 international experts participated, each presenting the European expertise during one show:
Gavin Miller, CoE expert on media law and human rights (United Kingdom);
Tarmu Tammerk, CoE expert, Ombudsman of Estonia Public Television;
Robert Pinker, CoE expert, Consultant at UK Press Complaint Commission;
Daphne Keone, CoE expert, Secretary General of the Netherlands Press Council;
CoE expert, former BBC Radio correspondent Jonathan Stoneman. 
CoE Secretariat Susan Marukhyan, Project Officer in Yerevan 
Total No. Participants 30 
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