Wiki Campaign on the Armenian Topics


Wiki Campaign on the Armenian Topics

Within the framework of the events dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the ".հայ" domain, "Internet Society" NGO and "Wikimedia Armenia" Scientific-Educational NGO launch a Competition Campaign for the development of Armenian content in Internet. Those best contributors will receive prizes from the "Internet Society" NGO. Anyone, who has a research mind, the ability to work with resources and interested in the Competition, can join the Campaign. In this way we can present to the public our history and culture in all its diversity, in a true way, and to inherit that for generations.   - 5-15 May - <a href="/announcements/">Registration </a>for participation, 16-31 May - Wikipedia editing skills training, 1 June- 31 August - Article creation and improvement.

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5th anniversary of "․հայ"

On 5 May 2021, "Internet Society" NGO celebrates the 5th anniversary of "․հայ" IDN ccTLD. A press conference was convened on that occasion, where Lianna Galstyan, in her role as the External Relations Manager of "Internet Society" NGO presented the programs implemented during these years and the 5 events planned for the current year. Albert Toneyan, Vice-Chair of the "Internet Society" NGO participated in his role of the Advisor to the High-tech Minister and Susanna Mkrtchyan, the President of the Wikimedia Armenia Scientific-Educational NGO was also the speaker at the press conference. The events for the 5th anniversary planned throughout the year: 1. A "Round Table" discussion with the participation of all stakeholders to identify the challenges of the adoption and use of the “․հայ” domain, as well as to develop a roadmap for its advancement.2. A contest campaign for the development of Armenian topics, organized jointly with "Wikimedia Armenia" Scientific-Educational NGO, the aim of which is to create and update topics related to the Armenian history, culture and science in the Armenian Wikipedia. Thanks to the participants of this campaign, it would be possible to present our history and culture in all its diversity, to inherit it to future generations in a true way.3. A competition for the best "․հայ" websites in 3 nominations: "Best Design", "Best Armenian Content", "Best User-friendly Website and Application". A special committee will be invited to evaluate the nominations.4. A Competition for the Registrars for the highest number of registrations under the “․հայ” domain.5. A Competition with the participation of the students from the "Innovation Ethnic Regional Center" for the best video promoting "․հայ" domain names. Media coverage on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the "․հայ" domain: <a href="">Public Channel "Aravot Luso"</a>, <a href="">Zham News</a>, <a href="">A1+</a>, <a href=""></a>, <a href=""></a>, <a href="">Radiovan</a>.

5 May 16:00 - 5 May 16:00


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Meeting with the Acting HTI Minister Hayk Chobanyan

On 27 May, 2021 the "Internet Society" NGO representatives had a meeting with the Acting Minister of High-tech Industry of Armenia Hayk Chobanyan. The discussion was about various projects and programs aimed at developing the Internet, Media and Cyber Security areas in the country. Besides, they talked about the  numerous programs implemented by the "Internet Society" NGO, including ".հայ" IDN development programs.  "Internet Society" NGO was represented by Director Andranik Aleksanyan, Board Chair Igor Mkrtumyan, Vice-Chairs Grigori Saghyan and Lianna Galstyan, as well as Board Members Kristina Hakobyan and Siranush Vardanyan. Board Vice Chairs Albert Toneyan and Vahan Hovsepyan were present as Advisors to the Acting HTI Minister.

“Internet Society” NGO General Assembly

On March 10-12, 2021 “Internet Society” NGO General Assembly was held to elect new members of the Board and of the Audit Committee. The elected members of the Board are (in alphabetical order):  Albert Toneyan, Andranik Aleksanyan, Andranik Minasyan, Anna Karakhanyan, Aram Verdyan, Arman Khachatryan, Arman Nersisyan, Arnak Melikyan, Grigori Saghyan, Igor Mkrtumyan, Katarine Gevorgyan, Kristina Hakobyan, Kristine Gyonjyan, Lianna Galstyan, Siranush Vardanyan, Vahan Hovsepyan, Vesmira Harutyunyan. The elected members of the Audit Committee are (in alphabetical order): Ani Sahakyan, Aram Sargsyan and Arthur Varderesyan. The minutes of the General Assembly is available here in Armenian. Congratulations to all the elected members, we wish you fruitful work in the Board and the Audit Committee.

Executive Director’s term of office

By the decision made on June 16, 2020 by the "Internet Society" NGO Board, the term of office of the executive director of the "Internet Society" NGO Andranik Aleksanyan was extended for one year.