Armenia

Internews and its local partners are working to increase the diversity of content and formats in which news and information is available in Armenia, build demand for higher-quality media, and establish sustainable forums for citizens to exchange information and advocate for media freedom. Internews supported local partners to develop a media literacy curriculum that has now been approved for use in public schools throughout Armenia. A network of community media centers in the regions provide Internet access, host events, and promote grassroots activism. Internews also coordinates the efforts of media policy advocates, government officials, and active citizens to ensure that the country’s media sector can and does serve as an effective and reliable watchdog.

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  • TV Program Draws Widespread Attention to Traffic Safety in Armenia

    Screenshot of overturned truck
    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Every year there are more than 40,000 traffic accidents in Armenia, a disproportionately high number for such a small country. The Achilles Center for Protection of Drivers’ Rights, an NGO based in the capital city of Yerevan, has been working with a local production company (Art Site) to create a TV program that educates drivers about the causes and consequences of traffic accidents through computer-assisted visualization and analysis of real accidents.

    Internews sponsored production of the program with a grant to Achilles.

  • Mobile Media Museum in Armenia Chronicles Reporting on a Devastating Earthquake

    Students crowd around a touch screen display
    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    Media coverage of the 1988 Spitak earthquake that killed more than 25,000 people in northern Armenia and left more than half a million homeless is the subject of the first exhibition of the Mobile Media Museum (Lratun, or “NewsHouse” in Armenian), which opened at the Still Art Gallery in Gyumri, Armenia in September.