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Support to the Journalists Injured during the War

Within the framework of the “Rapid Response Fund Initiative program, the Public Journalism Club is announcing about an opportunity to provide financial assistance to media workers injured during the war.

Due to the limited financial resources, the media workers who suffered during the second Nagorno Karabakh  war and obtained health problems will be selected.

If you have covered the 44-day war and your health has been damaged, please fill out this form. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2021.

The main goals of the “Rapid Response Fund Initiative” program supported by EED (European Endowment for Democracy) are to provide fast and flexible support to journalists and media workers, to provide them with medical and psychological assistance, to develop professional skills in international humanitarian law, first aid, digital and personal data security, and to raise awareness of psychological protection among journalists and the public.

The program is implemented by the Public Journalism Club NGO. Within the framework of the project, a coordinating consortium was formed, which includes the Media Initiative Centerthe Yerevan Press Clubthe Freedom of Information Centerthe Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, and the Comprehensive Information Institute. The consortium will develop the long-term vision, mission, and strategy of the initiative.

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MDIA joins the Digital Agenda Initiative

Media Diversity Institute – Armenia has joined forces with partners like Freedom of Information Center, Journalists for the Future, Grandlex and Digital Rights to push for Armenia’s Internet Freedom Policy Agenda.

The specific goals of the initiative are:

a) Adoption of a long-term policy agenda that will guide the coalition of civil society organizations and other interested groups in advocating free and non-discriminatory access to the Internet.
b) Drafting specific amendments to the Law on Electronic Communication based on the long- term policy agenda and launching an advocacy campaign for their adoption.
c) If required launching strategic litigation aimed at changing controversial decisions of regulatory and/or executive authorities.

The draft concept of the policy agenda is here.


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Cybersecurity for Journalists. training

As part of its CyberHUB-AM project the MDI Armenia held a free digital security training for journalists.

The founders of CyberHUB-AM team Samvel Martirosyan and Artur Papyan discussed IT security threats, digital security tools with journalists, helped them reconfigure their messengers, social media and email accounts for enhanced security, responded to the questions.

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Digital Security for Civil Society. Training

As part of the CyberHUB-AM project Media Diversity Institute – Armenia and the OxYGen Foundation jointly co-organized a digital security training for a range of Armenian NGOs, working on gender and women’s issues.

The training covered issues around risk identification and risk management, protecting organizational websites and social media accounts from possible attacks, as well as internal communication and sensitive data.

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MDI Armenia launches its IT helpdesk project

Media Diversity Institute – Armenia has established an IT helpdesk, which  will provide assistance to human rights defenders, activists, journalists and the independent media.

The support team involves Armenian digital security specialists: Samvel Martirosyan, Vartan Arzumanyan, Antranig Vartanian, Artur Papyan.

We provide assistance and advice on digital security incidents and we guarantee the anonymity of those applying for help.

We also collect anonomised data on digital security incidents and attacks against the Armenian civil society and analyse such incidents, with the objective of developing more efficient ways to protect from such incidents as well as for sharing it with the international IT security community.

You can contact us via email at: [email protected] or by opening a support ticket on our portal:

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