US to Spend Millions Improving Quality of Armenian Media

Pressing issues!


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to spend $3.35 million to "improve the quality of media content and strengthen the media's capacity to meet professional standards" in Armenia, according to an agency request for applications (RFA).

No American media organizations are eligible for the grant, but "government controlled and government owned organizations" in Armenia are encouraged to apply even though the country is burdened by a "powerful executive that systematically undermines nascent institutions and agents of democratic accountability."