Yerevan, Armenia – The Yerevan Press Club (YPC), together with Eurasia Partnership Foundation, is organizing an Armenia-Turkey Media Round Table on June 4-5, 2012. The event will start at 13:00 on June 4 in the “Garni” Hall of the Ani Plaza Hotel in Yerevan.
The round table will host a group of civil society and media representatives from Turkey. The Armenian and Turkish participants will discuss the current stage of Armenia-Turkey relations and its coverage in the Armenian and Turkish media, as well as strategies to improve such coverage. The state of the media in the two countries will also be on the agenda. Representatives from YPC and the Faculty of Communications at Izmir University of Economics will present the preliminary findings of monitoring of media coverage of Armenia-Turkey relations conducted in the fall of 2011.
The round table is part of the “Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement” 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.