YEREVAN PRESS CLUB WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 24-30, 2006

HIGHLIGHTS:

"PRESS CLUB" CYCLE: ABDULLAH GUL'S INITIATIVE AND UNOFFICIAL PROMOTION

JUBILEE OF ARMENIAN TV AND RADIO

GERMAN AVAGIAN'S PHOTOGRAPH WON WHO COMPETITION


"PRESS CLUB" CYCLE: ABDULLAH GUL'S INITIATIVE AND UNOFFICIAL PROMOTION

On November 28 the eleventh talk show of "Press Club" cycle went on the
evening air of "Yerkir-Media" TV company.

The representatives of media and journalistic associations discussed the
initiative of the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Gul to
address international arbitrage for a legal assessment of events of 1915 and
Armenian-Turkish relations in general, as well as the unofficial promotion
for parliamentary election that started in Armenia earlier than ever.

It is expected that at 21.00, December 5 (next Tuesday) "Yerkir-Media" will
air another "Press Club+" show.

JUBILEE OF ARMENIAN TV AND RADIO

November 29 marked 50 years since the start of Armenian TV broadcasting.
Previously Armenian radio celebrated its 80th anniversary, having first gone
on air on November 7, 1926.

Yerevan Press Club congratulates the staff of the Public TV and Radio
Company of Armenia (the successor of the first radio and TV company) and all
representatives of broadcast media on the jubilee.

On this remarkable occasion on November 27 the RA President Robert Kocharian
conferred honorable titles and granted medals to a number of employees of
the Public TV and Radio Company.

The title of Journalist Emeritus of Armenia was conferred on Arthur
Bakhtamian, the leader of the creative group of "Fifth Wheel" program cycle,
Tatevik Baghdasarian, observer of "Haylur" news service (Public Television
of Armenia); Sargis Najarian, the author of the "Night Channel" program,
Karen Vardanian, head of "Stereo Studio" program; Varuzhan Olkinian, host of
"Radiolur" newscast (Public Radio of Armenia).

The title of Culture Worker Emeritus was conferred on Mark Petrosian, the
author of the TV program cycle "Classical Channel", and Suren Rshtuni, chief
director of PTA; the soloist of Pop Orchestra of Radio and Television Raisa
Mkrtchian received the title of People's Artist.

Movses Khorenatsi Medal was granted to Armen Amirian, executive director of
PRA, Spiridon Hambardzumian, the coordinator of "Haylur" news service, and
Marat Ordian, the deputy director of PTA.

GERMAN AVAGIAN'S PHOTOGRAPH WON WHO COMPETITION

The work of Armenian photojournalist German Avagian "In Class" got a
mentioning prize in the photo competition of the World Health Organization
"Images of Health and Disability 2005/2006". The photograph by German
Avagian depicts a student of State Engineering University of Armenia, who
lost legs and one arm during the Armenian-Azerbaijani military clash. This
and other winning photos are placed on the web-site of International
Classification of Functioning (ICF):
http://www3.who.int/icf/photocontest2006/wi nners/


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Editor of YPC Newsletter - Elina POGHOSBEKIAN
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