Publications

Financing and Independence of Media in Armenia

Financing and Independence of Media in Armenia

Research - 2023

    Today, media outlets often need more credibility due to their financial sources. Financial transparency and independence of the mass media are among the critical issues for many countries, including Armenia. This package is a set of studies presenting the general situation in Armenia regarding the issue, addressing legal regulations, the main obstacles to media funding, the correlation between media independence and trust in it, and other issues. It includes proposals aimed at increasing media financial transparency. This publication became possible with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The opinions and positions in the book may not coincide with the approaches of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

    Emotional Intelligence as a means for fighting bullying

    Emotional Intelligence as a means for fighting bullying

    Manual - 2023

      This manual introduces emotional literacy as an effective tool for bullying prevention, addressing the role of emotional literacy in psychology, as well as the components and meaning of emotional intelligence. The importance of the topic is due to the daily increase of the manifestations of bullying, under the conditions of which it is extremely important to find a way in which it will be possible not only to prevent bullying, but also to contribute to the formation of generations with a high level of emotional literacy and emotional intelligence.

      Perception of Hate Speech by RA citizens

      Perception of Hate Speech by RA citizens

      Manual - 2023

        The following manual represents the perceptions of the residents of Armenia on hate speech and their attitude towards the distribution of hate speech in speeches of public figures. In this social report, together with other information, the reader can find out the opinions of the citizens on the platforms for spreading hate speech, their motivation for using those platforms, the impact of hate speech, and the main methods for defending themselves from it.

        Motivational Notebook

        Motivational Notebook

        A MESSAGE TO THE READER

          Nowadays, women make invaluable contributions in many spheres of public life as successful businesswomen, skilled politicians, outstanding scientists... Today, women living in different parts of the world are conquering fields that were traditionally under the monopoly of men. Years ago, that would have been unthinkable.

          Despite these achievements, the idea of gender equality still lacks the necessary support, and being a woman can mean facing a barrier in certain economic, social, and political contexts even today. Quite often women have to put in extra effort and use extra resources to get what they really deserve.

          To avoid discrimination and other prejudices conditioned by society’s perception of gender, some women just go with what is acceptable for society and is less risky, rather than what can actually make them happy.

          Thus, the struggle for women’s rights and gender equality continues actively. Considering the aforementioned problems, the Institute of Liberal Politics has prepared this motivational notebook, which can be useful to all women, to be more assertive in the search for their own role in society as a woman, and to make them more enthusiastic in the struggle for equal opportunities having the thoughts of powerful women who lived in different time periods.

          Hate speech on media platforms, social networks and television broadcast

          Hate speech on media platforms, social networks and television broadcast

          Manual - 2023

            This manual presents the results of the monitoring of Armenian TV programs, print media, social media publications, as well as serials and blogs from November 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023. The manual contains the answers to the following questions: which media spread hate speech, how is hate speech created in the Armenian media, what factors influence its spread, after what events does hate speech intensify, what are the main theses around which hate speech is formed?

            Words have power: Use them wisely

            Words have power: Use them wisely

            Manual - 2022

              We need to be media literate to avoid online threats and transform our media environment into a space for healthy debate, free and responsible speech, safe and enjoyable communication, where ethics and mutual respect apply. This guide will help identify, avoid and prevent the dissemination of hate speech in the media environment.

              Policy Design Proposals Against Hate Speech

              Policy Design Proposals Against Hate Speech

              Manual - 2022

                Members of society, taking privilege of their right to free speech, often make excesses that violate the non-property rights of others. One of the excesses is hate speech, which reinforces intolerance and discrimination. This analysis represents the possibilities of the development of domestic measures for combating hate speech.

                Boundaries of Hate Speech and Freedom of Speech. Where starts one and ends the other

                Boundaries of Hate Speech and Freedom of Speech. Where starts one and ends the other

                Manual - 2022

                  In this manual, a legal analysis on hate speech and freedom of expression is conducted with a remark on domestic regulations both in Armenia and other countries. Those regulations were put in comparison with the views and opinions of international courts.