Was founded in July 1995 and is the first professional association of journalists in Armenia, established during the post-communist period. YPC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that unites journalists, publishers, media leaders and experts, irrespective of their political ideas.

YPC Mission:

Support and development of independent and professional media, seeking to help strengthen democratic institutions and establish civil society in Armenia.

YPC Objectives:

To defend the journalists’ right of freedom of expression and of free access to information;

To assist in improving the legislative and the economic base of the media;

To promote professional contacts between Armenian and foreign media and individual journalists;

To strive for respect and adoption of principles of professional ethics by journalists;

To assist in the growth of journalists’ professional skills - through various workshops, conferences, trainings, etc.