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Media Ethics Observatory of Armenia

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Media Ethics Observatory of Armenia is an independent, non-commercial and voluntary initiative of Armenian media and journalistic associations. MEO’s mission is consideration of complaints and appeals regarding the violations of the Code of Ethics in journalistic pieces published or broadcasted in the press, TVs or online, and developing judgments on them, or mediating concord between the sides of information disputes.

Added to that, MEO regularly issues guidelines, statements and expert opinions related to various aspects of the journalistic work, thus, promoting principles of quality, ethical journalism.

MEO was founded by the media companies that support the self-regulation initiative. This number reaches 61 as of today. The initiative is also supported and facilitated by 9 Armenian journalistic associations. In its judgments MEO is guided by the Code of Ethics of Armenian Media and Journalists, adopted at the self-regulation body’s meeting of March 10, 2007, and revised on May 16, 2015.

Code of Ethics of Armenian Media and Journalists

As of today the Code of Ethics is signed by 61 Armenian media; the initiative is supported by 8 journalistic associations.

Media representatives, who signed the Code of Ethics, acknowledge the right of the MEO to examine the conformity of their acts and publications to the provisions of the Code and state their willingness to publish decisions of the MEO in their media.

The mission of the MEO consists in consideration of complaints and appeals regarding the violations of the Code of Ethics and making judgments on them.

The Regulations of the Media Ethics Observatory were adopted on December 13, 2009. On December 24, 2011, the Regulations were amended. On March 16, 2018, MEO adopted the new Regulations

How to apply

Self Regulation Form

Media Observer Programme Youtube channel

“Media Ditord” (Media Observer) programme - a product of cooperation of Public TV Company of Armenia, Yerevan Press Club, Media Initiatives Center and Media Ethics Observatory.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpyBRhPqmZeeueidjG6B8TeWSNZMDnc8i

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9B, Ghazar Parpetsi str. 0002 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

+374 10 53 76 62

53 35 41, 53 00 67

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Members

Narineh Avetisyan, Executive Director of Vanadzor “Lori” TV Company

Shushan Doydoyan, President of Freedom of Information Center

Ara Ghazaryan, Lawyer

Mesrop Harutyunyan, Media Expert

Karineh Kalantaryan, Communications Manager at “Concern Dialog” law firm

Gegham Manukyan, Director of the News and Current Affairs Programs of “Yerkir Media” TV Company

Ashot Melikyan, Chairman of Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

Mesrop Movsesyan, Director of “A1+” TV Company

Gnel Nalbandyan, Chief Editor of “Zham” news program of “Armenia” TV Company, Chief Editor of “Newmag” magazine

Boris Navasardian, President of Yerevan Press Club

Nouneh Sarkissian, Managing Director of Media Initiatives Center

Anzhela Stepanyan, Editor of Armavir “Alt” TV Company

Ara Shirinyan, Chairman of the Council of Public Television and Radio Company of Armenia

Gegham Vardanyan, Producer of Media.am

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