Activist team09 December 2015 / by Activist Radio (author)
Activist online radio is a platform where activism is discussed from top to bottom. This is the goal of radio “Ashkhuzhak”.
This radio is an independent platform which is on air since 2015 and has the mission of giving the activists opportunity to share their ideas with the society, and organize discussions concerning the activism issues.
“Ashkhuzhak” got its name from the translation of the word “activist” which came into usage by Zaruhi Hovhannisyan. In one of the programs of “Ashkhuzhak” she tells how the idea of translating the term “activist” was born.
The radio is hosted by three people: Heghine, Armen and Mamikon. Mamikon deals with the planning and show scheduling, and Heghine and Armen prepare the programs. “The target group is the layer of the society which wishes to live in a more independent country where human rights are respected, and another part of the target group are people who are interested in activism”,-mentions Armen.
Within the frames of the program “Ashkhuzhak”, which is on air twice a month, they organize discussions which cover actual topics, with a guest who has some authority in the discussed problem. Though, as Armen says, they do not always prepare programs concerning the events of the day (as it happened on the day against homophobia), as he thinks that these problems shouldn’t be talked about only during one day. Their next programs, as they inform in their Facebook page, will be devoted to individuals who are engaged in activism in the RA civic society.
“Ashkhuzhak” offers its audience to take part in choosing the interlocutor. In the near future a range of cooperation is going to be realized: it has been planned to start joint programs with two Armenian and one Georgian radio stations, there is also an idea of starting to broadcast programs of different platforms. I am also happy to mention that in September they had their first live broadcasting and they are going to continue to report protests right from the scene.