Monitoring Categories Archives: Media monitoring

Coverage of the Press Conferences on RA Constitutional Amendments and December 6, 2015 Referendum Given by Representatives from Political Parties and Public Figures via TV Companies Broadcasting Throughout the Republic and in the Capital

From October 26 until December 27 of 2015, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression conducted a monitoring of the coverage by TV companies broadcasting throughout the republic and in the capital of the press conferences given by political and public figures related to the RA constitutional amendments and December 6, 2015 referendum. The monitoring consisted of two stages: the first was conducted during the campaign – from October 26 until December 4, and the second was from December 7 until December 27.

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Monitoring of the Free and Paid Air-Time on Armenian Public TV and Radio Company During the Period of Campaign for the Referendum on December 6, 2015 for the Constitutional Amendments

From November 6 to December 4 of 2015, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression conducted monitoring of the activity by the Armenian public TV and radio company aimed at ensuring equal conditions when providing air-time to the political parties represented in the parliament during the campaign period for the referendum on December 6 for the constitutional amendments.

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Monitoring of the activities of the public and private TV companies in Armenia during the period of campaign for the referendum of the RA Constitutional amendments on December 6, 2015 (Interim Report)

From October 26 until December 4 of 2015, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression conducted two monitorings of the broadcasting media to study their activity during the period of campaign for the referendum of the RA Constitutional amendments.

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HATE SPEECH IN THE ARMENIAN MASS MEDIA

Summary Report

In April-December 2013, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, with the assistance of the Open Society Foundations – Armenia, conducted monitoring of the Armenian mass media to detect hate speech in their publications. The monitoring team believes that this study allows detecting the number and nature of hate speech and may help the Armenian media to reduce to a significant degree or eliminate completely the use of hate speech in their publications.
This report summarizes the nine-month monitoring data.
9 Armenian media were monitored, of which 3 television companies (H1 public television, Yerkir Media, Kentron), 3 print media (the dailies Azg, Haykakan Zhamanak, Hayots Ashkharh) and 3 online media (www.1in.am, www.7or.am, www.tert.am). The object of monitoring of the television companies was the main broadcasts of news programmes (Hyelour on H1, Yerkirn Aysor on Yerkir Media and Epikentron on Kentron), as well as the analytical programmes succeeding these broadcasts (Tesankyun, Yerkri Hartsy and Ourvagits, respectively).

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MANIFESTATIONS OF HATE SPEECH IN THE ARMENIAN MEDIA

Interim Report

Since April 2013 the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, supported by the Open Society Foundations – Armenia, has been monitoring the Armenian mass media to identify hate speech in their publications. According to the group having conducted the monitoring, this report allows identifying the number and nature of expressions containing hate speech and may assist the Armenian media in reducing considerably or elim.inating hate speech.

In order to improve the methodology of the monitoring the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression held a pilot monitoring in the period of 18-31 March 2013. This was followed by the main monitoring. It is being held in two stages. The first covered the period of April-July 2013, while the second will be held in the period of August-December.

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Armenian Television Coverage of Press Conferences by Political Forces

On February 15 to May 4, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) monitored television coverage of press conferences by politicians and public figures in various press clubs in Yerevan.
The purpose of the study was to find out the level of interest of different TV companies (broadcast in the capital city and nationwide) towards press conferences conducted by representatives of political forces participating in the May 6, 2012 parliamentary elections or by public figures who were not participating in the election but had a say on issues of public importance. Also examined was the nature of coverage by different TV companies, and whether or not the TV companies presented the various party platforms and campaign messages in an unbiased fashion.

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Analysis of TV Coverage of Press-Conferences of Political and Public Figures in Press Clubs

From May 1 to September 30, 2010, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression conducted a monitoring of TV coverage of press-conferences of political and public figures in the press clubs of the capital. The idea was to find out the interest of the TV companies, broadcasting in the capital and throughout the country, towards […]

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Regional Media: Situation, Problems and Expectations

Based on Results of a Three-Year Monitoring In 2009, the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE) conduct-ed an expert survey among Armenian media managers and employees.When asked to evaluate the situation with pluralism in the media during varous-level elections and in other times, many media representatives, espe-cially those from the regions of Armenia, gave […]

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