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roundtable discussion on the global fight against corruption

Last week we hosted a roundtable discussion on the global fight against corruption. Students from Yerevan State University, the American University of Armenia, the International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education and the Public Administration Academy participated in the event. Senior Law Enforcement Advisor Audie Holloway of the U.S. Embassy welcomed students and guests and joined a series of presentations and discussions led by three Armenian alumni of U.S.-sponsored exchange programs in the United States. Artak Manukyan, consultant to the Anti-Corruption Coalition, spoke about open data analysis tools in #Armenia. “Hetq” LLC director Kristine Barseghyan spoke about being an investigative journalist. Gegham Vardanyan shared his perspective on media literacy, citing real-life examples of media manipulation and fake news. Students came away with a better sense of what misinformation looks like and what journalists do in uncovering corruption worldwide.

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