BADALYAN Hakob

Editor of Lragir.am

Date and Place of Birth: October 19, 1975, Yerevan, Armenia

Education/Major:

1982-1992 Yerevan School #123 named after Paruir Sevak

1999 July-September journalism training of “AR” TV company

2000 business news writing for journalists (USAID)

2001 November TV journalism training (Internews Armenia)

2002 May training course of investigative reporting (Internews Armenia)

2004 January-February training on investigative reporting (International Center for Journalism, USA)

Career:

2005-present editor of Lragir.am

2003-2005 correspondent of “Azdarar” newscast of “AR” TV company

2002-2003 correspondent of “Issue of the Day” current affairs program of “Shoghakat” TV company

2001 October-December chief editor of “Surhandak” newscast of “AR” TV company

1999-2001 correspondent of “Surhandak” newscast of “AR” TV company

Prizes/Awards:

2003 main prize in “Report on a Social Issue” nomination at competition of TV newscasts (Internews Armenia)

2003 3rd prize at competition of environmental documentaries (OSCE Office in Yerevan) for “Hrazdan Gorge: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” film

2004 special prize for “Unique Style” at competition of TV newscasts (Internews Armenia)

2007 Annual Tigran Hairapetian Award of the Center of Political and International Research – for best analytical publications

2007 Yerevan Press Club Annual Award for the up-to-date coverage of domestic policy issues

Publications: “AR”, “Shoghakat” TV companies, “Lragir.am” online publication, “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun”, “Hayk” newspapers

Hobbies: sport (football and lawn tennis)

Language command: Armenian, Russian

Marital status: married, one child

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 57 46 37 (office), 45 81 08 (home), (374 94) 06 20 40 (mob.)

E-mail: mlev@yandex.ru