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 Public Journalism Club announces a competition for journalistic projects within the framework of the “Trajectories” program implemented with the support of International Alert. The aim of the competition is to reveal the problems caused by the war, to cover human stories and life after the war. Journalistic projects should have a thematic focus: howSeptember 29, 2021
Observations on the Report on Humanitarian Consequences of the 44-day War between Armenia and Azerbaijan by Paul Gavan, Rapporteur, Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
On September 13, 2021 PACE published draft report on humanitarian consequences of the 44-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan prepared by Paul Gavan, Rapporteur on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons. Despite some important statements, the report, nevertheless, does not reflect the reality in several areas and puts fallacious equality between Armenia and Azerbaijan, when thereSeptember 28, 2021
Author: Ani Minasyan Colonel Mekhak Arzumanyan, Head of the Emergency Situations Service of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, told his stories to the “Trajectories” project. He is one of the rescuers who, since November 13, 2020, have been participating in the search for the bodies of servicemen who died in the second Karabakh war. Mekhak ArzumanyanSeptember 20, 2021
The incident that took place in the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on August 24, 2021 with the involvement of the officers of the General Department of State Protection was accompanied by the removal of the journalists from the lodge of the parliament session hall by the officers of the National Security Service.August 26, 2021
The undersigned Armenian civil society representatives are deeply concerned vis-à-vis the international response over the continued instability on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border in the light of the fact that Azerbaijan has for months been violating the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia in flagrant violation of international law and regularly inciting military clashes. In thisAugust 25, 2021
Project title: Covid-19 Reflection Implementer: Public Journalism Club Donor: International Republican Institute (IRI) Implementation Period: 01.09.2021 – 31.01.2022 Project Goal: The aim of the program is to raise public awareness on pandemic and vaccines in Armenia through non-traditional awareness-raising formats, such as social advertising, SMS, press releases, by creating an explanatory material, making a documentaryOctober 17, 2021
Project title: Regional CSOs Against Disinformation Implementing organization: Public Journalism Club Donor: Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Armenia / Lithuanian Development Cooperation Implementation period: July 2021 – October 2021 The aim of the project is to promote the capacity development of CSOs in 10 regions of Armenia in the process of combatting disinformation andJuly 11, 2021