HARUTYUNYAN Mesrop

Writer, Journalist, Media Expert

Date and Place of Birth: October 19, 1959, Meghri, Armenia

Education/Major:

1976-1980 Yerevan Institute of National Economy; Department of Financial Accounting; section of Finance; economist

1983-1989 Yerevan State University; Philology Department; philologist

1995 International Institute of Journalism (Berlin), “Media Management” (a two-month course)

Career:

2005-present lecturer of Yerevan Brusov State Linguistic University

2009-2011 expert of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

1999-2009 (January) expert of Yerevan Press Club

1998-1999 executive director of “Armenpress” news agency

1997-1998 chief editor of “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun” newspaper

1994-1997 deputy chief editor of “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun” newspaper

1993-1994 head of the department of information and public relations of the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia

1990-1993 deputy chief editor of “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun” newspaper

1984-1990 correspondent of “Arax” regional newspaper (Meghri)

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1987 Journalists Union of Armenia, Board member since 1997

Since 1995 Yerevan Press Club, Board member

Since 2003 Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

Prizes/Awards:

2014 The Time for Freedom of Press Award – for mentorship and journalistic activities on traditional and new platforms, promoting the strengthening of professional, independent media and freedom of expression

1985 first prize of republican competition among journalists covering youth topics

Publications: “Arax”, “Grakan Tert”, “Avangard”, “Garun”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun”

1998 “Absolutely Black Body” book (collection of stories in Armenian, Yerevan)

2003 “The Fourth Angle of a Triangle” book (collection of stories in Armenian, Yerevan)

2005 “The Edges of Revolution” book (stories in Armenian, Yerevan)

2007 “ABCAI: Circles of Dying” book (story in Armenian, Yerevan)

Hobbies: traveling, literature, sport, computer, Internet

Languages: Armenian, Russian, fair knowledge of German and English

Marital Status: married with two children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 99) 51 08 65 (mob.)

Home address: 8-14, Tumanian district, Avan,Yerevan, 375101

E-mail: mesrop.cpfe@gmail.com