Yerevan, Armenia – The Yerevan Press Club (YPC), together with the Turkey-based Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) will hold the Annual Journalism Award Ceremony at 18:30 on June 4 in the “Ararat” Hall of the Marriott Armenia Hotel in Yerevan.
The winners of the 2012 award were nominated by a jury of three Armenian and three Turkish media experts. The names of the award recipients from Armenia and Turkey will be announced during the June 4th Award Ceremony. The event will bring together a number of distinguished opinion makers, media professionals, civil society representatives from Turkey and Armenia, as well as representatives from several international organizations based in Yerevan.
YPC and GPoT established the Annual Journalism Award in late 2010 to recognize high quality and engaging media publications and reports on Armenian-Turkish issues. The 2011 award recipients were Eduard Mkhitaryan from Gyumri-based Gala TV (Armenia) for his “Tell Me Who’s Your Neighbor?” short film series, featuring Armenia-Turkey relations, and Kadri Gursel, a columnist from Milliyet (Turkey), for his articles that advocate for Armenia-Turkey rapprochement.
The Annual Journalism Award is part of the “Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement” (SATR) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Consortium comprising Eurasia Partnership Foundation, the YPC, the International Center for Human Development, and the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen (Employers) of Armenia, in cooperation with a number of key Turkish partners including: the Global Political Trends Center, the Turkish-Armenian Business Development Council, Anadolu Kültür, GAYA research institute, the Media and Communications Department of Izmir University of Economics, Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfi, and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.
USAID and the Consortium Members support Armenia-Turkey rapprochement by facilitating engagement between civil society groups, the establishment and development of business partnerships and regional professional networks, as well as enhanced understanding between the people, for peace and economic integration in the region.
12 June 2012
The “Forum for 21st Century Leaders” NGO from Armenia along with its partner “The Earth Association” in Turkey organized a workshop in Aghveran, Armenia on May 28-30, 2012 that brought together 12 young environmentalists from a number of civic initiatives and organizations in Turkey and Armenia.
08 June 2012
As part of the “Sweet Confusion – Sweet Sixties” project, the National Association of Art Critics (AICA Armenia), together with Anadolu Kültür, National Armenian Cinema Center, Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform and tranzit.at, will hold screenings of a number of Armenian and Turkish films and a cinema and cultural critics’ conference on June 11-13 in Nairi Cinema in Yerevan.