Director and Founder of the Freedom of Information Center

Date and Place of Birth: November 9, 1975, Yerevan, Armenia


1992-1997 Yerevan State University; Journalism Department; journalist

2000-present Yerevan State University; Law Department


2001-present director and founder of the Freedom of Information Center

2003-present Reporters Without Borders, country correspondent

1997-present lecturer at the YSU Journalism Department

2001 January-May visiting professor of YSU Journalism Department at Middlesex Community College, MA, USA

1999-2001 radio journalist of Internews Armenia

1996-1998 producer of “Law” program of National Radio of Armenia

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 2000 board member of “Investigative Journalists” NGO/Association of Investigative Journalists of Armenia


1999 First prize as a grant ($1000) from Open Society Institute for a series of articles on the refugees

Publications: “Armenian Weekly“ (USA), “Armenian Mirror Spectator “ (USA), “Aniv” radio program and talk show of Internews Armenia, National Radio of Armenia

2001-present “You have a right to know“ bulletin

2001 “Constitution – Guarantee of Freedom of Press” book (115 pages)

2005 “Legal Regulation of the Freedom of Information” (Manual, 70 pages) and “Media Law” (Manual for journalism students, 90 pages)

Hobbies: traveling

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English, fair knowledge of French

Marital Status: married, has four children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 56 09 22 (office), (374 91) 40 78 36 (mob.)

E-mail: [email protected],

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