Media development organisations
Since the late 1990s, foreign donors and professional organisations, as well as Armenian journalistic associations, have carried out considerable work on translating professional literature, developing modern curricula and teaching methods, training new teaching staff and creating new textbooks. Many representatives of the media, mostly broadcast, received training at numerous courses of Internews, now the Media Initiatives Centre. Training for various television specialties in courses for television workers of Meltex LLC (A1+ TV Company) paved the way to a successful career for many directors, operators, and television journalists. Special months-long courses for journalists from different countries of the region began to be organised by the Caucasus Media Institute, created in 2002 (later renamed as the Caucasus Institute).
Alternative teaching methods based on professional communication with renowned practising journalists are also offered by Հեռուստատեսության և ռադիոյի ակադեմիա (Academy of Television and Radio), established in 2000. Other local journalistic associations, as well as foreign organisations including the International Federation of Journalists, Article 19, the Thomson Foundation, the European Centre for Journalism, and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting also organise various short- and long-term professional development programmes.