Two years ago 14-year-old Atur Guyumchyan came to Armenia with his family for spending summer holidays in the homeland. “Me and my father tried not to miss any moment to enjoy Yerevan. The days passed. One morning we went to Khor Virap. On our way back my father received a call, which changed our life. My uncle was calling to tell that the terrorists entered Halep. He insisted on our not returning.”
In the Barcamp Yerevan annual technological unconferance Media Initiatives Center presented its "Lratun" multimedia museum.
"Lratun" (house of news) museum's first multimedia exhibtion - Earthquake That Shook the Media - depicts how the press, television and documentarians of the time covered the 1988 Spitak Earthquake.
Since its launch in 2010, the ARM project has sought to increase new sources of diverse news and information through building civic demand for alternative content, supporting its production and dissemination, and enhancing public advocacy on media freedom. The project fostered skills, perceptions, institutions, and policies that transform alternative media content into a mainstream source for civic discussion and decision-making.
Anna Atabekyan is a grade 9 student at primary school no. 69 named after A. Sakharov. She frequents a media literacy group called Mediagragitutyun ("media literacy"), where she learns how to write the news, take photographs, design the front page of a newspaper, and create a multimedia story with various components.
Lratun interactive media museum's first multimedia exhibition - "An Earthquake that Shook the Media" – opened on September 26 at Gyumri's Still Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition depicts how the press, television, and documentarians of the time covered the 1988 Spitak earthquake.
At the age of 15, Elina was one of the participants of the Kids’ Crossroads regional project. During two years she was writing scripts, was participating in shooting and editing, was working with her Azerbaijani and Georgian peers, and was one of the anchors of Menk Enk TV program. Then she chose the journalist’s profession.