Establishment of Fact Checking Network
“Establishment of Fact Checking Network” project was launched in June, 2019 by Public Journalism Club NGO, with the duration of 9 months.
The project was aimed at supporting development and application of fact checking mechanisms involving major stakeholders to promote the culture of fact checking culture, accurate, unbiased and balanced presentation of facts, news, statements and to equip media representatives with the skills of fact checking, in order to minimize disinformation dissemination risks, public misperceptions and improve knowledge of important issues among the public at large.
The objectives and goals of the project were:
- To enable media in Armenia to provide accurate, unbiased and balances presentation of facts, news, statements
- To equip media representatives with the skills of fact checking, in order to minimize disinformation dissemination risks, public misperceptions and
- To increase objective knowledge of important issues among the general public,
- To Introduce pilot mechanisms of fact checking communication among media, civil society, state and international institutions,
- To establish a non-formal network of fact-checking journalists based on the signed code of principles.
During the project, the following activities were implemented:
- Fact checking training for Armenian journalists conducted OCCRP experts and editors was carried out.
- Fact checking training for Armenian journalists conducted by an expert from Bellingcat was carried out.
- Fact checking for media professionals and the public at large online manual production http://factradar.tilda.ws/ , that includes video tutorials as well.
- Fact checking manual’s print version was developed, printed, presentation and a series of discussions were held.
- 10 articles based on fact checking production
- A network of trained journalists throughout the project was established.
- A special page was developed on PJC website for the project and network.
The project had more than 80 direct participants, that benefited from it, were trained and engaged in different events.
In Relation to Press Briefing of State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller
We, the undersigned civil society organizations from Armenia express our grave concerns over the statement of the US State Department on May 30, 2023 in relation to the remarks delivered by President of Azerbaijan Aliyev on May 28, 2023. Whereas we support the efforts aimed at achieving a lasting and sustainable settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflictJune 2, 2023
An International Conference Dedicated to Combatting Disinformation and Propaganda Was Held in Yerevan
The Public Journalism Club (PJC) commemorated the World Press Freedom Day by organizing an international conference focused on countering disinformation and propaganda. The conference entitled “Combatting Disinformation and Propaganda: A Dialogue on Resilience Strategies in Armenia and Beyond”, brought together representatives from state structures, embassies, civil society, media outlets, international organizations, as well as ArmenianMay 12, 2023
STATEMENT: in support of the “Charjoum” movement, which is being prosecuted by the Azerbaijani embassy in France
May 11, at 09:30 in the morning, the first court session of the defamation suit filed against “Charjoum” by the Azerbaijani embassy in France will be held in the Paris Nanterre court. The Azerbaijani embassy accuses “Charjoum” of defamation for making publications on social networks about people who serve the interests of Aliyev’s dictatorship inMay 8, 2023
Civil Society Condemns Police Violence Against Young People
On the night of April 23 of this year, representatives of the RA Police invaded the territory of the “Poligraf” techno club without any justification or legal basis. This illegal invasion by the police was followed by a brutal beating of the young people in the club, then everyone was laid on the ground andApril 26, 2023
Invitation to Conduct Research: “Disinformation Flows and Fake Narratives of the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process”
The Public Journalism Club (hereinafter as PJC) invites research organizations and individual researchers to apply for the competition to conduct research on the topic of “Disinformation Flows and Fake Narratives of the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process.” The purpose of the research is to study disinformation flows, fake narratives, and conspiracy theories that circulate in the contextApril 21, 2023
Integrity of Justice ReformsMay 26, 2023
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process: Rapid Response (ATNP Rapid Response)
Project Title: Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process: Rapid Response (ATNP Rapid Response) Donor Organization: European Union Lead Organization: Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) Implementor Organizations: The Consortium partners include 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), Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly (HCA), and Hrant Dink Foundation from Turkey. PJC Collaboration: PublicMarch 20, 2023