In September, a training course for 19 heads of TV companies was held at Internews. Levon Barseghyan, the chairman of “Asparez” journalists club, was the main consultant of the course. The seminar focused on covering the upcoming local elections, as well as organizing the work of news department in the period of the elections.
The seminar was designed to serve several purposes: news coverage management and possible obstacles during elections time, and establishing contacts with the Central Electoral Commission, which is especially important for regional journalists. Carrying out such a seminar was particularly essential at that specific period, on the eve of the local elections planned on October 20.