On October 18-19 in Aghveran a meeting took place among the members of Media
Ethics Observatory and heads of the media that supported Yerevan Press Club
initiative and signed the Code of Conduct of Media Representatives and the Declaration
on Election and Referendum Coverage Principles on March 10, 2007 (see YPC Weekly
Newsletter, March 9-15, 2007).
At present, these documents were signed by 31 media. 8 journalistic associations
also support the initiative.
Current year’s MEO activities were introduced at the meeting. The mission of
this self-regulation body consists in the consideration of complaints and appeals
regarding the violations of the Code of Conduct and making judgments on these.
Participants also discussed precedents on professional ethics violations, and
some other issues.
The event was organized by YPC with support of the Open Society Institute.