KARAPETYAN Tigran

Founder and Head of ALM media holding

Date and Place of Birth: May 16, 1945, Yerevan, Armenia

Education/Major:

1984-1987 Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute after Abovian; TV Journalism Department; TV journalist; candidate of political science

Career:

2001-present founder and head of ALM media holding

1997-2001 founder and head of “Alternative Broadcast Network” TV (ABN TV, Volgograd)

1965-1970 correspondent of “Komsomolets” newspaper”

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 2000 Journalists Union of Armenia

Since 2000 International Federation of Journalists

Membership in Parties and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 2003 chairman of Popular Party

Membership in Elective State Administration Bodies:

1987 candidate for mayor of Volgograd

2003 candidate for RA National Assembly seat

Prizes/Awards:

2002 Marshal Baghramyan medal of the RA Ministry of Defense

Publications:

Russian media: ”Tribuna”, ”Rossiyskaya Gazeta”; reports on NTV from Volgograd, ABN TV – journalistic investigations, ”VIP” – ”Volgograd Page”

1994 ”Self-Organization”, Volgograd Publishing House

Hobbies: workaholic, reading

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English, Georgian

Marital Status: married with five children

Contact Information:

Tel (374 10) 23 80 16, 23 11 12

Fax (374 10) 23 11 42

E-mail: almnews@front.ru