KIRAKOSYAN Arthur

Author and Presenter of “Yerkri Hartse” Program of “Yerkir Media” TV Company

Date and Place of Birth: November 11, 1961, Leninakan, Armenia

Education/Major:

1990 Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute; professor of general technical subjects and information science

1995 Yerevan State Institute of Dramatic Art; dramatic theatre and film actor

2000 May courses on “Media and Elections“ (UNDP)

2000 July courses on “Journalism and Social Environment in the Process of Democratic Transformations“ (UNDP)

2002 December courses on “Television and Elections:Talk-Show and TV Debates“

Career:

2009-present author and presenter of “Yerkri Hartse” program of “Yerkir Media” TV company

2004-2009 director of “Shant” TV Company News Service (Yerevan)

1999-present professor of journalism at the Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute

1998-2004head of news service of “Tsayg” TV company (Gyumri)

1997-1998 author and presenter of “Press Review“ program on the National Television of Armenia

1996-1998 deputy director of “Nork“ TV company news service

1992-1996 chief editor of “Shirak“ TV and radio company (Gyumri)

Membership in Elective State Administration Bodies:

2002 candidate for RA National Assembly seat

Prizes/Awards:

2000 The Best Journalist of the Year of Gyumri

Publications: TV companies “Tsayg“, “Nork“, “Shirak“, the National Television of Armenia

Hobbies: literature, poetry, theatre

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English

Marital Status: married, a daughter

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 57 65 12 (office), (374 91) 41 72 76 (mob.)

E-mail: kirakosyanartur@rambler.ru