Ashot MELIKYAN

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