Our team
  • Սեդա Մուրադյան, Seda Muradyan
  • Լուսինե Ավագյան, Lusine Avagyan
  • Լիլիթ Առաքելյան, Lilit Araqelyan
  • Արփինե Արզումանյան, Arpine Arzumanyan
  • Աննա Աքելյան, Anna Akelyan
  • Գոհար Աքելյան, Gohar Akelyan
  • Արշալույս Մղդեսյան, Arshaluys Mghdesyan

Seda Muradyan is Cofounder of the Public Journalism Club, Head of the Media Center Project and author-founder of My News gamified citizen reporting platform.

She began working in journalism at A1+TV in Yerevan in 1996. She was a reporter, anchor and editor-in-chief of the Ayb-Fe Newscast. In 2002, she joined the Caucasus Institute as media program officer. In 2005, she joined the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (www.iwpr.net) as Armenia branch editor and country director. The years 2010-2011 Seda spent at Stanford University, CA, USA, as a Knight Fellow, studying participatory and citizen journalism.

Seda Muradyan is an author of several documentaries. In 2008 she produced the documentary “From Home to Home”, which was screened at various international festivals. Her recent documentary «#electricyerevan. A Day of Violated Rights produced in 2015. The film is an eyewitness account of the incidents  and developments that occurred in summer 2015 as part of public protests against the  increase in the electricity tariff for general population.

Lusine Avagyan is the Project Manager of the “Exchange of Entrepreneurs” component under the Programme “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” funded by the European Union. 

Lusine Avagyan has obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs and Political Science from Yerevan State University in 2010. Later she got involved in the Regional Master’s Program in Human Rights and Democratization at Yerevan State University, spending one academic semester at Kiev State University, Ukraine.

Lusine Avagyan has obtained her second Master’s Degree in Law from American University of Armenia in 2015.

In the past 7 years she has been involved in various initiatives, coordinating a number of projects both in Yerevan and in the remote regions of Armenia aimed at the development of civil society, protection of human rights, democratic development and community mobilization.

Furthermore, Lusine also worked at the Office of the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia as an International Cooperation Officer during 2014-2016, acting as a liaison for the diplomatic missions in Armenia.

Lusine’s involvement in the initiatives aimed at the Armenian-Turkish reconciliation process started in 2009 when she was selected to participate in the “Speaking to One Another Project” organized by DVV International, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Together with other project participants from Turkey and Armenia, she developed and implemented small-scale student project contributing to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process. She was also included in a team of student assistants to conduct oral history research which formed the basis of the publication “Speaking to One Another: Personal Memories of the Past in Armenia and Turkey”. 

Lusine joined the Public Journalism Club on April 1, 2016.

Lilit Arakelyan is Editor/Coordinator at the Media Center Project of the Public Journalism Club.

Lilit graduated from the Department of TV and Radio Journalism of the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema (2004-2008). She holds a master’s degree in Journalism and Media Management from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (2010-2012).

Lilit started her journalism career at Yerkir Media TV channel in 2007. She has written for online and print media including: ArmeniaNow.com, Medialab.am, A1plus.amGalaTV.amAravot.amAraratnews.amIWPR.net, etc.

Lilit joined the Public Journalism Club on January 1, 2015.

Arpine Arzumanyan is Website Editor of the Media Center Project of the Public Journalism Club.

Arpine graduated with honors from the Department of Armenian Studies at Yerevan State University (2007-2013). She holds a master’s degree in World Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism.

Arpine is a leading reporter at www.Mynews.am public reporting platform. In 2013-2014 she worked as a social media manager at IPMarketing Company. For a few years she live  aired the Hackathon/YAN/ contest of innovative ideas and programming  including the  Innoweekend comprehensive regional innovation forum in 2014.

Arpine has been a member of the PJC team since 2011. She was involved first as a volunteer, intern and as an employee since 2014.

Arpine is an author of cultural and scholarly articles.

Anna Akelyan is Editor/Translator at the Media Center Project of “Public Journalism Club” NGO.
 
Anna graduated from Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov, Faculty of Intercultural Relations and Linguistics. She holds Master’s Degree in the School of International Affairs and Political Science at American University of Armenia.
 
In 2011, Anna worked at the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia as an Assistant to Member of Parliament. Then, she continued her career at the Union of the Communities of Armenia as an Assistant to President.
 
She cooperated with many other organizations as a translator.
 

Anna has joined Public Journalism Club staff since April 2016.

Goharik Akelyan is Coordinator of the Armenia-Turkey program of the Public Journalism Club project.

Goharik graduated from the Armenian Studies Department, Yerevan State University (2007-2013). She holds a master’s degree in world literature, literature theory and critics. Currently, she is a post graduate student at the Department of World Literature, Literature Theory and Critics.

In 2013-2014 at Shahumyan Media Goharik was involved in various projects as an IT journalist, editor, content manager, SMM.

She taught Armenian and Armenian Literature at St. Theresa Medical University.

Goharik joined the Public Journalism Club in December, 2014.

Arshaluys Mghdesyan is Editor/Coordinator at the Media Center Project of the Public Journalism Club.

Arshaluys holds master’s degree in Political Sciences from Yerevan State University and in Human Rights and Democratization from the Regional Master’s Program of the EU Eastern Partnership Initiative. He studied at the Caucasus Institute where he was involved in media monitoring programs and at Yerevan School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe.

In 2009 Arshaluys began writing for PanARMENIAN.Net where he covered political and economic topics. In 2010-2014 he covered political, economic and social topics at Regnum Russian news agency. He has also written for Kavpolit.com and Bigcaucasus.com.

Arshaluys joined the Public Journalism Club on January 1, 2015.

 

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