On February 5 in Vanadzor the presentation of Vanadzor Press Club was held. The Club was established on the initiative of Vanadzor Branch of Helsinki Citizens Assembly. Representatives of regional and national media, professional associations of Armenia took part in the event. Congratulations to the new NGO were made by Yerevan Press Club, Internews Armenia, “Asparez” Journalists Club of Gyumri, “Eurasia” Foundation, USAID, the South Caucasus mission of IKV – Interchurch Peace Council. Yerevan Press Club President Boris Navasardian granted the colleagues the books published by Yerevan Press Club for the library to be established by the new journalistic association.
The mission of Vanadzor Press Club is to assist the establishment and development of the media of Lori and Tavush regions, the free dissemination of information, the protection of the rights of journalists in these regions. The President of Vanadzor Press Club is Artur Sakunts, the Executive Director is Narineh Bulghadarian. On February 3 the first issue of VPC newsletter was published, which can be viewed on the web site of the new organization www.vpc.am