In 2012 the Public Journalism Club launched My News citizen reporting platform which system encourages Internet users to turn from passive news consumers into active news creators by using games and an incentive system.
My News is a platform for citizen reporters and professional media giving them an opportunity to raise problems of social and community importance, tell untold stories, share thoughts and opinions through the means of text, photo reports and videos.
My News users receive qualifying points for each report and the most active ones may appear among the leading correspondents.
Authors of most comprehensive and significant reports receive a special prize – glasses with My News logo (limited edition).
My News users also have a chance to participate in frequent reporting contests with valuable prizes.
Citizen reporters have actively covered national elections in Armenia since 2012. For 2 years, 2012-2013 years, Public Journalism Club has trained over 150 people in Yerevan and marzes of Armenin. They then became extensively involved in the coverage of elections.
Citizen reporters also actively cover important social and community issues seeking to publicize and find instant solutions to those problems.
Editors of Public Journalism Club and My News platform support all citizen reporters arranging re-publication of their reports in online mass media, as well as reaching out to the relevant institutions to discuss the covered problems, voicing the concerns of public reporters and supporting the solutions to those problems.
My News platform was created with the support of a number of international contributors which include Alternative Resources in Media project, Armenian representatives of Counterpart International Armenia, Government of Norway, Open Society Foundations – Armenia.
The Announcement of Armenia’s Civil Society Organizations in Support of Georgian Civil Society and Democratic Processes in the Region
On March 7 of this year, a large-scale peaceful protest action was held in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, against the adoption of the so-called “Russian law”. Despite the negative assessment of that law by a number of international organizations and the civil society of the neighboring country, the Georgian parliament, nevertheless, adopted the controversialMarch 9, 2023
Statement of civil society organizations of Armenia connection with the killing of three servicemen of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Nagorno-Karabakհ by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces
07 March 2023 We, the following civil society organizations of Armenia, request the international partners to strongly and unequivocally condemn the killing of three servicemen of the Passport and Visa Department of the Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Nagorno-Karabakհ by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces on 5 March 2023. We believe that anMarch 7, 2023
STATEMENT On the restrictions envisaged under martial law
January 12, 2023, Yerevan From December 22, 2022 to January 6, 2023, the draft on making amendments and supplements to the RA Law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” was submitted for discussion by the RA Ministry of Justice on e-draft.am, the unified website for publication of legal acts’ drafts. According to the proposedJanuary 13, 2023
Closure by Azerbaijan of the Lachin Corridor: Call to the world’s leading media to send their reporters and camera crews to the Artsakh conflict zone
December 27, 2022, Yerevan The December 12, 2022, closure by Azerbaijan of the Lachin Corridor, the only road connecting Armenia to Artsakh, has not only created a major humanitarian crisis for 120 thousand Artsakh residents, but has also made it impossible for Armenian media representatives to work in that hot zone ever since. The latterDecember 28, 2022
Appeal of Armenian NGOs to the UN Secretary General, the Council of Europe and the European Union about the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno Karabakh
December 16, 2022 Yerevan On December 15, a group of Armenian civil society organizations appealed to the UN Secretary General, the UN special rapporteurs, the Council of Europe and the European Union bodies with a call for urgent action, regarding the humanitarian crisis created in Karabakh as a result of the blocking of theDecember 19, 2022
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
Advancing communication efficiency
Title: “Advancing communication efficiency” Donor: OSF-Armenia Grant Amount: $8,060 Purpose: The project aims to increase the public awareness of the reforms on good governance, justice and human rights, implemented in the scope of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). For this purpose, Public Journalism Club will launch series of video reports and interviewsMarch 13, 2023