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Artur Papyan

Blogger, journalist, IT and Media Consultant in Yerevan

The Key to Holding Government Accountable

PRESENTED ON JAN 23, 2017
IN YEREVAN @ VOL 21

Artur Papyan explains how can mass media and journalism can help improve public governance process and keep government accountable for its' actions. Artur gives a Armenian's perspective on an international issue. 

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A Glimpse of Armenian Culture

BY PHILIPPA JOHNSON
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 03, 2015

"When God was giving out the land to people, the Armenians were partying and got there late, and all that was left was the land of stones."

In A Glimpse of Armenian Culture from PechaKucha night Townsville Vol. 10Philippa Johnson shares her great love for international folk dancing, of which she is both a student and a teacher in Townsville. She tells some tales of her latest overseas dance workshop which took her to the strikingly beautiful South Caucasus region and heritage-rich nation of Armenia.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015. 

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An Undercover Journalist in the Himalayas

BY JAYA MANGALAM GIBSON
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Designer come human rights activist Jaya Mangalam Gibson goes undercover and reveals atrocities happening to dissidents of the Chinese government. His story is a snapshot of the illegal organ harvesting epidemic that cannot continue to be ignored. 

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Alternative Grassroots Journalism

BY KAREEM CHEHAYEB
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

Facing the current state of media and journalism in Lebanon, Kareem Chehayeb and Sarah Shmaitilly founded Beirut Syndrome, an alternative and grassroots journalism platform. Their project is based on the importance of informing the public, tackling uneasy questions, creating conversations and building communities. 

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Improving Public Services by Digital Technology

BY ARAM MKHITARYAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Aram Mkhitaryan explores how technologies can be used to improve Government services and what are the new ways of organising and delivering information and services.

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Behavioral Science and Governance

BY ARMENAK ANTINYAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Armenak Antinyan discusses how different policy interventions may change human behavior.

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Entrepreneurial Mindset: adds value or creates problems?

BY ARAKSIA MARTIROSSIAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Araksia Martirossian discusees the pros and cons and of entrepreneurial mindset applied to public governance.

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Random Thoughts on Management

BY VAHE BALOULIAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

"You have to make every person's day a little better becuase they met you. There is no other reason to be in public service."


Vahe Baloulian
 discusses principles of good management within innovative business environment, and how those principles can apply to public governance.

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Sevan Writers Resort – a Creative and Public Space

BY SARHAT PETROSYAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

Sarhat discusses the project he’s doing currently on an extraordinary modernistic building of Sevan Writers Resort, located on Sevan peninsula.

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Legal journalism and its impact to the public

BY QISHIN TARIQ ALBASRAWY
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

A news writer with a bad sense of humour and questionable degree of empathy, Qishin Tariq spent four years with the Star newspaper's court beat, making light reading and terrible headlines of daily crime news and the occasional landmark case. He now writes for technology but occasionally goes back to the courtrooms for specific cases, most recently the corruption trial of Pekan MP Najib Razak. A fan of justice, his favourite brand is DC's Justice League Unlimited, back when it was on Cartoon Network. His talk is about legal journalism and its impact to the public