The project expanded cooperation and interaction between journalists and filmmakers of Armenia and Turkey. Armenian and Turkish journalists visited the neighboring country, traveled around, met people representing various spheres and became familiar with the political and social life, culture and history. During that period they published almost 300 articles, radio and TV reports and features.
Further, Internews trained students of university film and journalism departments to documentary film techniques and provided mentoring for the production of small films featuring a social theme from their neighboring country.
Internews’ partners organized a bus tour of 16 Armenian and Turkish journalists from Turkey to Armenia, and produced talk-shows, which were broadcast by Yerkir Media TV company in Armenia and IMC in Turkey.
The project was implemented during September 2010 – March 2012 in partnership with Yerevan Press Club, Global Political Trends Center (Turkey), CAM Films (Turkey) and Internews Network with funding support received from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).