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Journalist Ethics Training in Kapan

Armenia | Armenia Community Action and Linkages for Legal Socialization | 6 May 2014


On April 13, 2014 “Kapan Child Center” Community Organization organized training on “Journalist Ethics when Targeting Vulnerable Groups”. About 12 young journalists from regional media, representatives from the local administration and psychologists participated in the training

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What is journalist ethics? How should the material be presented when it refers to the vulnerable groups, such as juvenile offenders, victims of sexual violations, people with disabilities, etc. These were the main issues raised by the journalists participating in the training. Kristine Vardanyan, a former Community Connections alumna and an experienced journalist, was invited to conduct the training. When discussing the importance of journalist ethics she stated how an inappropriate comment made by a journalist can cause serious problems. The participants watched videos developed by other local TV channels and identified deficiencies which were made due to the low awareness and lack of professional ethics of some journalists

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