Head of Journalism Department of  “Gladzor” University

Date and Place of Birth: July 18,1935, Leninakan/Gyumri, Armenia


1952-1957 Yerevan State University; journalist

1962-1968 Moscow State Institute of Dramatic Art (GITIS); specialist in drama study


2001-present head of journalism department of  “Gladzor” University

1992-present professor of “Gladzor” University

1993-present head of the literary department of State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Armenia

2003-2009 presenter of “Time Witness” program of “ARMENAKOB” TV channel

2001-2002 deputy editor of “Noratert” newspaper

1993-1994 commenter of “Armenpress” news agency

1988-1990 chairman of the State TV and Radio Committee of Armenia

1985-1988 chief editor of “Khorhrdayin Hayastan” newspaper

1980-1985 first deputy director of propaganda department of the Central Committee of Communist Party of Armenia (CCCPA)

1979-1980 deputy director of propaganda department of CCCPA

1976-1979 director of the cultural department sector of CCCPA

1971-1976 secretary of the board of Cinematographers’ Union of Armenia

1970-1971 director of creative groups of Cinematographers’ Union of Armenia

1962-1976 department head of “Sovetakan Arvest” monthly

1957-1962 writer of “Yerevan” newspaper

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1959 Journalists Union of Armenia (USSR)

1985-1992 secretary, chairman of the board of Journalists Union of Armenia

Membership in Parties and Their Governing Bodies:

1961-1991 member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

1986-1991 member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia

Membership in Elective State Administration Bodies:

1985-1990 deputy of the Supreme Soviet of Armenian SSR


1991 Grand Prix of the film festival in Oberhausen (GFR) for “Kind Trace” documentary

Publications: “Sovetakan Hayastan”, “Yerevan”, “Avangard”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun”, “Noratert”, State TV and Radio of Armenia

1980 “Witness of Time” book

2000 “Gohar Gasparyan” album

Hobbies: sport, art

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital Status: married, two children, four grandchildren

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 53 13 06 (home)