BAGHDASARYAN Edik

Chairman of “Investigative Journalists” NGO
Chief Editor of Hetq.am

Date and Place of Birth: December 7, 1962, Shushi, Mountainous Karabagh

Education/Major:

1981-1984 Yerevan State University; Philology Department

1984-1987 Moscow State University after Lomonosov; Journalism Department; journalist

Career:

1999-present chairman of the “Investigative Journalists” NGO and chief editor of Hetq.am; director of “Versus” studio

1995-1999 free-lance journalist

1995 director of the documentary film studio of the RA Ministry of Defence

1993-1995 military service

1987-1993 junior editor, editor, editor of literature programs, editor of letters department, chief editor of “The 7th Day” program on State Television of Armenia

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 2000 chairman of the “Investigative Journalists” NGO/Association of Investigative Journalists of Armenia

Prizes/Awards:

1998 Yerevan Press Club award “For Investigative Films”

2000 “For the Best Scenario” from “Shoghakat” TV company

2011 The Time for Freedom of Press Award – for development of investigative journalism, independent stance and professional courage

Publications: “Mashtots”, “Les Nouvelles d’Armenie” (France), TV-6 (“People with no Address” film), “Аravot”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun”, etc.

Hobbies: books

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English, Azerbaijani

Marital Status: married with two children

Contact Information:

apt. 5, 3/1 Avan-Arinj, Yerevan, Armenia

Tel (374 10) 52 35 71, 56 31 49 (office), (374 10) 62 02 38 (home)

Fax (374 10) 58 11 02

E-mail: edik@hetq.am

Web-site: www.hetq.am