The first Forum of the Armenian Press of Europe Bratislava (Slovakia), March 21-23. 2003
The importance of establishing the Pan-Armenian information network was also underscored at the Forum. The participants in the forum decided to implement the following projects: create a common information network of the Armenian media in Europe, establish a pan-Armenian information center responsible for creation of permanent informational connection
ARMENIA – DIASPORA
between Armenia and its Diaspora, create a press club of Armenian journalists of Europe that will unite not only representatives of the Armenian press but also Armenian journalists working for various European mass media, draft and publish the catalogue of the Armenian press of Europe, collaborate with projects on professional retraining and training of journalists, aid in preparation of Armenia-Diaspora television programs.
The forum decided to set up a professional committee in order to ensure implementation of the above-mentioned tasks that will bring together and submit to the Forum of the Armenian
Unions of Europe the results of the work accomplished. Hakob Asatrian (Czech Rep., "Orer" magazine editor), Armen Amirian (executive director of Armenian Public Radio), Gevorg
Zeytuntsian ("Paros" daily journalists, Cyprus), Ara Kochunian ("Zhamanak" daily editor, Turkey), Boris Navasardian (Yerevan Press Club chairman), Karo Hakobian ("Nor Horizon" magazine editor, Sweden), Tigran Harutyunyan ("Noyan Tapan" news agency director, Armenia), Ashot Grigorian ("Noyan Tapan" news agency representative, Slovakia), Harutiun Mansurian ("Internews" office, Armenia) are the members of the committee.
FIRST MASS-MEDIA CONFERENCE
TSAKHKADZOR – ARMENIA
NOVEMBER 14 – 16, 2003
D E C L A R A T I O N
The first Armenia-Diaspora mass media conference held in Tsaghkadzor, taking into consideration all the reports, speeches and discussions, emphasizes that it is a significant event for the start of new processes opening wide perspectives for the development, strengthening of relations and deepening of cooperation between Armenia and Diaspora.
The Conference states that in current geopolitical conditions the role and significance of media gains particular importance, especially from the aspect of creating the spirit of consolidation and solidarity of all parts of our people in national problems.
The Conference, attaches a great importance to such kind of events and decides to make the meetings of Media representatives of Armenia and Diaspora traditional and conduct them every year.
Taking into consideration the necessity of future cooperation and permanent contacts, the Conference initiates to set up a working group. The professional working group for relations between Armenia and Diaspora is being created aiming to organize and coordinate the activities of the working group .
The Conference calls Diaspora, Artsakh and all Armenian mass media organizations to cooperate closely and use all opportunities to solve the problems we face on the way to the safe and secure development and prosperity of our people.
November 16, 2003