Since its establishment in 2007, the “Journalists for the Future” NGO has played a significant role in the development of Armenian media field. Our focus areas include explanatory journalism, data analysis and visualization, copyright protection, information security, and media education.
We offer a range of courses to professionals in the media sector, conduct research activities, publish professional books, and create innovation platforms. Additionally, we actively participate in public initiatives to promote responsible journalism and support a free and independent media.
We believe that a sustainable and secure future is possible in case everyone has the opportunity to communicate to any other. And here we go and try to contribute to the increase of users of online resources and formation of information literacy. We believe that by empowering individuals with these skills, we can contribute to a more informed and connected society that is better equipped to navigate the challenges of the digital age.
Our organization is dedicated to promoting the diversity of information, the dissemination of alternative viewpoints, and the free and independent expression. We are committed to supporting the development of impartial media, maintaining the professional qualities of journalists, and building public trust in the media. By championing these principles, we hope to contribute to a more informed and engaged public, and a media landscape that is more accountable to its audience.
Our achievements over the years
Reflecting on our years of activity, we are proud to say that we have remained steadfast in our mission. Through our own self-education and training programs, as well as through various initiatives, we have shared our knowledge and experience with our partners in Armenia, including journalists, students, lecturers, and members of civil society. Over the years, we have organized dozens of events, engaging with approximately 4,000 individuals. Additionally, our NGO maintains a small library of author books and research, which can be accessed here.
“Journalists for the Future” NGO has been recognized with several awards, acknowledging the effectiveness of its activities. Notable awards include:
- In February 2012, “Internet. Equal Opportunity for the Deaf” was selected as one of the 22 most successful projects at the “One World Social Innovation Competition” held in Prague, Czech Republic.
- In September 2012, at the annual “Golden Key and Rusty Lock” awards organized by the Center for Freedom of Information in Yerevan, Armenia, “Journalists for the Future” was recognized as the public organization that best used the right to receive information. The organization was awarded a “Golden Key” certificate as a symbol of its open and effective work.
- In February 2013, at the annual “Na/Ne Journalism Awards” in Yerevan, Armenia, a journalist from “Journalists for the Future” NGO was awarded the first prize in the Public Reporter category.
- Since 2016, “Ampop Media,” an initiative launched by the “Journalists for the Future”, has won more than 10 awards, all in the leading positions, in various media competitions.