MELIKYAN Ashot

Chairman of Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

Date and Place of Birth: September 13, 1961, Echmiadzin, Armenia

Education/Major:

1978-1983 Moscow State University after Lomonosov; Journalism Department; journalist

Career:

2003-present chairman of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

1999-2009 (January) Yerevan Press Club expert

1994-2001 correspondent of “Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti“ newspaper in Armenia

1997-1999 executive director of Media Association of Armenia

1990-1993 executive secretary, deputy chief editor, chief editor of “Respublika Armenia“ newspaper

1985-1990 executive secretary of the Russian edition of “Leninyan ughiov”/“Po Leninskomu Puti” magazine of Central Committee of CP of Armenia

1983-1985 correspondent, head of the department of “Komsomolets” newspaper

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1985 Journalists Union of Armenia

Since 1995 Yerevan Press Club, since 1997 – YPC Council member

Since 2000 International Association of Journalists “South Caucasus”

Publications: “Communist”, “Komsomolets”, “Respublika Armenia”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutyun”, “Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti“, “Koleso Fortuny”, “Zerkalo” (Yerevan) newspapers, “Armenien Aktuell” magazine, “Press Club” electronic bulletin

Hobbies: classical music, table tennis, hunting

Languages: Armenian, Russian, fair knowledge of English

Marital Status: married with two children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 53 38 95 , (374 93) 10 70 85 (mob.)

E-mail: ashot.cpfe@gmail.com

Web Site: www.khosq.am