AZROYAN Levon

Professor at the Department of Journalism of “Galik” University, Russian-Armenian State University, V. Saroyan University

Date and Place of Birth: August 28, 1937, Tbilisi, Georgia

Education/Major:

1956-1961 Tbilisi Pedagogical Institute; Department of Armenian Philology and History; historian-philologist

1961 laboratory assistant at the chair of Tbilisi Pedagogical Institute

Career:

1998-present professor at the department of journalism of “Galik” University, Russian-Armenian University, V. Saroyan University

1993-1998 deputy head of RA Government press-service

1965-1993 editor of the translations department, correspondent, senior editor, department head, deputy chief editor of the state news agency at the Council of Ministers of Armenian SSR (ArmTAG/”Armenpress”)

1964-1965 writer of “Sovetakan Vrastan” newspaper

1961-1963 military service

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1968 Journalists Union of Armenia (USSR)

1976-1985 board member of the Journalists Union of Armenia (elected three times)

Membership in Parties and Their Governing Bodies:

1963 member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Prizes/Awards:

1972 honorary diploma of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of Armenian SSR

Publications: “Sovetakan Hayastan”, “Communist”, “Avangard”, “Yerekoyan Yerevan”, “Golos Armenii”, “Respublika Armenia”, “Pravda”, “Izvestiya”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun”, “Azg”, “Sovetakan Vrastan” (Georgia); “Nairi”, “Kanch”, “Azdak” (Beirut); “Arev” (Egypt), etc.

Hobbies: sport, art

Languages: Armenian, Russian, Georgian

Marital Status: married, two children, three grandchildren

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 63 08 40 (home)