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Conference: emphasizing the need for integrated socio-economic and security solutions for a safer environment in Syunik
The representatives of the local self-government of Syunik were presented with the preliminary results of the “Human Security in Syunik Region” survey to identify the needs of the residents of the communities of Syunik region.
A seminar-course on “Data Journalism Skills” was held in Aghveran on November 24-25, organized by “Summary Media” in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) in Armenia. The training was conducted by Suren Deheryan, Editor of Ampop.am data news website, and Astghik Gevorgyan, journalist of the same website.
Participants from various organizations and media outlets were introduced at the beginning of the course in a different format than usual. They were asked to draw an infographic about themselves in ten minutes, using as few words and as many pictures as possible.
Gradually approaching the main topic of the seminar, Suren Deheryan explained the necessity and importance of data journalism in the modern world.
“Journalists For the Future” NGO in cooperation with the Armenian Branch of Friedrich Ebert Foundation held the presentation of Ampop.am data driven multimedia website October 20.
The event commenced with a welcome speech by Julia Bläsius, Director of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung/Foundation Regional Office for South Caucasus and by Suren Deheryan, president of “Journalists for the Future” NGO.
According to Suren Deheryan this new online platform, combined from traditional and innovative media approaches, will provide topics of any field in more comprehensible and summed-up format involving data visualization, infographics, audiovisual stories and dozens of active hyperlinks to additional sources enabling the reader to more comprehensively study topic-related issues.
Welcoming the participants Julia Bläsius, representative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung/Foundation, expressed her enthusiasm on the project, “I really like the initiative. It fills the gap that exists in Armenia of providing information and data especially on social and economic topics in a balanced, neutral and accessed way.”