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2020-2021. Open Society Foundations-Armenia

Since April 2020, Public Journalism Club has launched “Covid-19. Rapid Response” project. During the COVID-19 epidemic in Armenia, the Public Journalism Club applies diverse remote tools and formats for organizing the events and addressing the urgent needs during COVID-19 crisis through:

a) series of podcast articles and interviews for awareness-raising of the population;

b) preparing and broadcasting 10 videos and radio PSA’s;

c) creating a documentation platform of facts during the state of emergency and follow up situation;

d) developing Telegram/Messenger Alert Channel linked to state official information;

e) organizing online psychological and media literacy webinars.

2020-2021. Open Society Foundations-Armenia

Open Society Foundations-Armenia supports Media Center program for the period April 1, 2020, to January 31, 2021, for the following purposes: to support the Media Center open dialogue platform for civil society which will enable opinion exchange, critical debates and policy discourse among experts, politicians, students, and other actors.

Media Center will focus on the important public issues, including the urgent needs amidst the spread of the COVID-19, the post-crisis ramifications for the country’s democratic transformation agenda, and values under attack.

The thematic focus will specifically cover the evolving coronavirus crisis and post-crisis recovery of the rights and freedoms limitations, the constitutional, justice and anti-corruption reforms, human rights in closed institutions and in the army, anti-corruption policies, transparency and accountability, domestic violence, gender equality and anti-discrimination, hate speech and tolerance, education, public health, and socio-economic problems.

2019-2021. European Union

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process Stage Three: Consolidation and Moving Forward (ATNP-3) is a Programme implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organizations from Armenia and Turkey with the financial assistance of the European Union. The Consortium partners are Civilitas Foundation (CF), Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), Public Journalism Club (PJC), Regional Studies Center (RSC) from Armenia; and Anadolu Kültür, the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Citizens’ Assembly (h)Ca, and Hrant Dink Foundation (HDF) from Turkey.

The Programme aims to empower and engage civil societies of Turkey and Armenia to contribute to the enhanced regional peace and stabilitydemocratic pluralism, and social inclusion across and within their societies.

2020. U.S. Embassy in Armenia

Public Journalism Club implements the Fact-Checking Capacity Building of Journalists from Armenia and Azerbaijan project.

The project aims to establish a network of media representatives, journalists, and civil society members from Armenia and Azerbaijan, that will develop capacities on fact-checking, will go through regional workshops and establish professional ties with each other. In addition, a unique case study on fake news examples in the Arm-Az context will be produced that will serve as an exercise tool for media trainers.

2019-2020. U.S. Embassy in Armenia

The proposed Project is implemented by the coalition of the Freedom of Information Center (FOICA) and Public Journalism Club (PJC).

The primary goal of the “Access to Information: New Challenges, New Solutions” Project is to foster access to information and proactive transparency in the new government, as well as to empower the youth with the practical knowledge and skills for playing a key role in government watchdog and oversight.

2018 -2019. European Union

The “Unheard Voices” project was part of the International Alert’s work on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The aim of the project was to make people’s voices heard, both in the society in which they live and on the opposite side of the conflict, giving readers the opportunity to see the real people hidden under the image of the “enemy”.

The project was funded by the European Union as part of the European Partnership for a Peaceful Settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (EPNK) initiative.

2018-2019. Black Sea Trust

The Public Journalism Club has implemented the “Fact-Checking Platform” project.

The aim of the project was to promote the culture of fact-checking in the Armenian media, to create and disseminate accurate, impartial, and balanced information, as well as to develop journalists’ skills in disseminating misinformation, reducing public misunderstandings and raising public awareness.

2017 -2019. European Union +5 % Open Society Foundations (OSF) – Armenia

“A Public Glimpse into a Closed World: Enhancing Public Information on and Awareness on Human Rights Situation in Penitentiaries and Psychiatric Residential Institutions in Armenia” project is implemented through the financial support of the European Union (EU) and co-funded by Open Society Foundations (OSF) – Armenia by “Public Journalism Club” (PJC) NGO and “Investigative Journalists” NGO. The project started in December 2017 and will last 24 months.

The overall objective of the project is to improve the human rights situation in closed institutions by increasing public awareness and debate on relevant issues and possible solutions.

2017-2020. Open Society Foundations-Armenia

With the support of Open Society Foundations-Armenia, the Public Journalism Club is implementing the Media Center project.

2016 -2017. European Union

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process: Stage Two (ATNP2) is a program implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organizations from Armenia and Turkey with the financial assistance of the European Union under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace. ATNP2 builds upon the achievements of ATNP1 implemented between 2014-2015.

The overall objective of the program is to empower and engage civil societies of Turkey and Armenia to contribute to the enhanced regional peace and stability, democratic pluralism, and social inclusion across and within their societies.

The Consortium partners include Civilitas Foundation (CF), EurasiaPartnership Foundation (EPF), Public Journalism Club (PJC), Regional Studies Center (RSC) from Armenia; and Anadolu Kültür, the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Citizens Assembly (CA), and Hrant Dink Foundation from Turkey.

2015. US Embassy in Armenia

With the support of the US Embassy in Armenia, the Public Journalism Club and the Turkish Economic Policy Research Foundation (TEPAV) are implementing Technology Without Borders. Yerevan-Ankara project ”. More than 20 ICT students and young entrepreneurs from Armenia and Turkey will take part in the “Technologies Without Borders: Across Borders” in Ankara. To the Yerevan-Ankara project.

2015 Open Society Foundations-Armenia organization

With the support of «Open Society Foundations-Armenia» the Public Journalism Club is producing a documentary film that will present the events of June 23 (2015). The film tells about the actions of the policemen to liberate demonstrators fighting against the rise in electricity prices on Baghramyan Avenue and the developments of that day. The film is based on archives with demonstrators, human rights activists, and archive materials.

2015. US Embassy in Armenia

Within the framework of a small grant from the US Embassy Democracy Commission in Armenia he Public Journalism Club launches the «Youth Initiate and Report» program։

The aim of the project is to engage high school students in two administrative districts of Yerevan (Davtashen and Ajapnyak) to propose and implement ideas for improving the socio-economic and cultural environment of their communities. Develop a sense of community responsibility, initiative, ability to identify, present, and propose solutions.

2015 – 2016: Open Society Foundations-Armenia and the British Embassy in Yerevan

With the support of Open Society Foundations-Armenia and the British Embassy in Yerevan the Public Journalism Club is implementing a new phase of the «Media Center» project:

2014-2015 European Union

 «Support to the Armenia-Turkey Settlement Process» is implemented by a consortium of eight non-governmental organizations from Armenia and Turkey. The project is implemented with the financial support of the European Union within the framework of the Stability Tool.

The goal of the project is to support civil society efforts to normalize Armenia-Turkey relations and open borders, develop human relations, expand economic and business ties, implement cultural and educational programs, and provide balanced information.

Members of the Consortium are: Civilitas Foundation, Eurasia Partnership Foundation,  Public Journalism Club, Center for Regional Studies, Turkey – Anadolu Cultur, Economic Policy Research Foundation (Tepav), Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly and Hrant Dink Foundation.

2013 – 2014 Open Society Foundations-Armenia and the British Embassy in Yerevan

With the support of Open Society Foundations-Armenia and the British Embassy in Yerevan, the Public Journalism Club is implementing the Media Center project.

2013 Open Society Foundations-Armenia organization

In April-May 2013, through a grant from the Open Society Foundations-Armenia, the Public Journalism Club promoted civic journalism through the My News phone app within election coverage within the framework of the “New Technologies for New Media and Public Journalism” program. My News Phone app has created sections entitled “Local Elections 2013” and “Problems for People with Disabilities”. A two-day training was also held to introduce the creation of infographics.

2013. Counterpart International Inc. Armenian representation

December 2013 Public Journalism Club with Microsoft Innovation Center Counterpart International Inc. In cooperation with the Armenian Representation Grant organized the Hackathon [YAN] Flight 2013 Contest for Innovative Ideas, Projects and Programming.

2012-2013. US Embassy Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

The US Embassy Democracy Commission Small Grants Program has implemented “Public Journalism. Empowering Public Correspondents ”project aimed at fostering the culture of public correspondence in Armenia, expanding and developing the knowledge of active members of the public on public journalism and social media.

2012-2013. Open Society Foundations-Armenia organization

Within the framework of the grant from Open Society Foundations-Armenia the project  “New technologies for new media and public journalism” program was implemented through which the Public Journalism Club organized 4 «My News» correspondent competitions, 4 discussion-meetings with IT professionals and for the journalistic community and one contest for news sites with a big cash prize.

The Q&A section has also been included in the My News site, where members of the public have been collecting questions on a specific topic or issue for six months. The collected questions were grouped, addressed to the relevant officials, specialists and the responses were published according to each question.

2012. Counterpart International Inc. Armenian representation

In December 2012, the Public Journalism Club in cooperation with  Microsoft Innovation Center of Armenia, Microsoft RA, Interprise Incubator Foundation , MLab ECA   mobile solutions regional laboratory and  Sourcio  сompany organized the  «Hackathon [YANG] 2012» The purpose of the project was to promote the development of different sectors in Armenia through the introduction of new technologies. Hackathon [YAN] 2012 is also possible with the support of Counterpart International Armenia.

2012. Eurasia Partnership Foundation

Within the framework of the «Alternative Media Resources» project «the Presidential Elections 2013» Eurasia Partnership Foundation’s «Civic Journalism through Facebook Network and Mobile Phones to My News Platform»  has launched the “My News” platform website, mobile apps and Facebook page.

2012. Counterpart International Inc. Armenian representation

In March-May 2012, the LCA implemented a  «Mobile Technologies for Informed Elections» project, funded by  Counterpart International Inc through a grant provided by the Armenian Mission. It was co-financed by Public Journalism Club 2011-2012, “Public Journalism. Transforming the News Consumption Process into an Active Participation in Armenia Project.

2011-2012. Embassy of Norway in Moscow

2011-2012 Public Broadcaster: Public Journalism. Transforming the News Consumption Process into Active Participation in Armenia ”project was made possible through a grant provided by the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow.

2011. Counterpart International Inc. Armenian representation

Counterpart International Inc. The Grant Hackathon [YAN] Yerevan 2011 Competition was organized through a grant from the Armenian Mission.

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