GHAZINYAN Aristakes

Correspondent of Armenianow

Date and Place of Birth: October 25,1967, Yerevan, Armenia

Education/Major:

1986 -1991 Yerevan State University; Department of Geography, geo-morphologist

1998-1999 Yerevan co-coordinator of the Swiss project “In Support of South Caucasus Media”: Seminars in Yerevan (Armenia), Stepanakert (Mountainous Karabagh), Tbilisi (Georgia), Baku (Azerbaijan)

Career:

2002-present correspondent of Armenianow

2000-2008 political observer of “Golos Armenii” newspaper

1998-2000 observer of “Yerkir” newspaper

1994-1998 correspondent of “Azg” newspaper, work in North Caucasus autonomies: Dagestan, Ingushetia, Chechnya, North Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria (1996,1997,1998); in the countries of Central Asia: Tadzhikistan, Kirgistan, Uzbekistan (1997,1998)

Prizes/Awards:

2002 Annual Award of Yerevan Press Club for coverage of the situation in Tavush region (Republic of Armenia)

Publications: “Golos Armenii”, “Yerkir”, “Azg”, “Respublika Armenia”, “Hayots Ashkhar”, Radio “Free Europe”/Radio “Liberty” Armenian Service

1996 collection of poems “Lost Genes”

1997 collection of poems “Interval”

Hobbies: history, archaeology, literature

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital Status: married, two children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 53 24 22 (office), 35 06 83 (home.), (374 91) 35 06 83 (mob.)

E-mail: aristakes67@gmail.com