SAKUNTS Arthur

Editor of “Civil Initiative” Weekly
President of Vanadzor Press Club

Date and Place of Birth: May 22,1961, Shahumyan district, Azerbaijan

Education/Major:

1978-1983 Kirovakan branch of the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute; chemical engineer

1992 candidate of chemical sciences

1998 seminar of South Caucasus human rights organizations (Tbilisi-Gudauri, Georgia)

2002 seminar on conflict resolution (Gudauri, Georgia)

2002 seminar on journalism (IREX/ProMedia)

Career:

2004-present president of Vanadzor Press Club

2002-present editor of “Civil Initiative“ weekly (Vanadzor)

1998-present head of Vanadzor branch of Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly

1996-1997 territorial department head of Lori regional administration

1992-1996 counsellor to the mayor of Vanadzor

1989-1992 post-graduate student at the Institute of Element Organic Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences

1983-1992 researcher of the Polymeric Glues Institute (Vanadzor)

1983-1985 military service

Publications: “Aravot“, “Haikakan Zhamanak“, “Collage“ newspapers

Hobbies: reading, music, collecting ancient books

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital Status: married, three children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 322) 4 22 68 (office), (374 322) 2 55 98 (home), (374 91) 20 09 71 (mob.)

Fax: (374 322) 2 31 55

E-mail: asakunts@hcav.am

Web site: www.hcav.am