BAGHDASARYAN Laura

Director of “Region” Research Center

Date and Place of Birth: November 7,1962, Tbilisi, Georgia

Education/Major:

1980-1985 Moscow State University after Lomonosov; Journalism Department; section of International Journalism; journalist

1985-1989 Graduate school of Journalism Department at Moscow State University

Career:

2001-present director of “Region” research center of “Investigative Journalists” NGO

2000-2001 free-lance journalist

2000 media expert of “Civil Society Development Union”

2000 international observer of “Yerkir” newspaper

1999 international observer of “Zhamanak” newspaper

1998-2000 expert of Yerevan Press Club

1998-2000 correspondent of “AIM” (USA), “Les Nouvelles D’Armenie” (France) in Armenia

1996-1998 expert of Information and Analysis Center of Department of Information and Publications at RA Government

1991-1996 international observer of “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun” newspaper

1990-1991 professor of journalism at Philology Department of Yerevan State University

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1998 Yerevan Press Club

Prizes/Awards:

2001 April IREX/ProMedia Excellence in Journalism Award in category “Political Analysis and Commentary”

Publications: “Yerkir”, “Zhamanak”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun” newspapers, “AIM” (USA), “Les Nouvelles D’Armenie” (France), “Central Asia and Caucasus” (Sweden)

Languages: Armenian, Russian, Georgian, German

Marital Status: married with two children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 58 02 19 (служ.), 62 02 38 (home), (374 91) 42 90 56 (mob.)

E-mail: region@arminco.com