KURDIYAN Yelena

Chief Editor of “Respublika Armenia” Newspaper

Date and Place of Birth: August 1, 1963, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Education/Major:

1979-1983 Yerevan State University; Department of Russian Language and Literature

1983-1985 Moscow State University; School of Journalism; Department of International Journalism

2003 (July) Regional Seminar “Public Advocacy Campaign Planning” (Open Society Institute, Tbilisi, Georgia)

2003 (September) Seminar “Rights and Duties of Public Information Offices” (Yerevan Press Club and European Regional Academy of the Caucasus, Yerevan, Armenia)

Career:

2004-present chief editor of “Respublika Armenia” newspaper

2000-2004 public relations specialist in “Capital Markets Development Project” (Funded by USAID, implemented by IBM Business Consulting Services)

1992-2003 first degree expert, translator, deputy head, advisor on public relations and web site development of Media and Public Relations Department at RA President Office

1996-1998 senior expert in public relations at RA Government Press Service

1995-1996 news editor of “Aravot” daily

1990-1992 free-lance correspondent of “Respublika Armenia” newspaper

1985-1990 editor of “Agroprom” of Armenian SSR

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 2004 Independent Media Support Foundation, member of the Board of trustees

Prizes/Awards:

2001 Commendation Certificate from the Armenian Securities Commission

Publications: “Republic of Armenia”, “Aravot”, “Novoye Vremya” and others; scripts for TV and radio programs

Hobbies: new and interesting experience

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English, Polish

Contact Information:

Office address: 9th floor, 2 Arshakunyats str., Yerevan, Armenia

Tel. (374 10) 54 57 00

Fax: (374 10) 54 53 37

E-mail: ra_editor@arminco.com