Since 2000 chairman of the Journalists’ Club “Asparez” inGyumri,Armenia


Founder of other intellectual, education, community development, environmental defense NGOs, and human rights’ defender; was involved in numerous advocacy initiatives for defending TV companies, drivers’ rights, anticorruption and environmental issues.


Author of 1st guide map of Gyumri city, guidebook for NGOs on PR building, more than a dozen documentary films, (Mountain Karabakh issues, 1988 earthquake zone problems and etc.), hundreds of articles;


1992-2002 as editor-in-chief, director and producer, developed local based 2 TV companies (Tsayg TVC and Shant TVC), 2 Radio stations (TM Radio, and “Radio Shant”) and weekly newspaper “Shant”.


Since 1994 have participation in dozens of exchange programs, study tours, advocacy tours, conferences and workshops in more than 30 countries.


Currently directing FOI implementation projects in Armenia, discovering and disseminating of public information, initiating litigations against irresponsible officials for information access, as well as staring a daily newspaper in Gyumri (second largest city of Armenia), which will be the first daily in the regions of Armenia after collapsing USSR, and mentoring public 1st TV channel of Armenia on advertisement volumes and installation issues.


Levon Barseghyan is Geologist-geophysicist and journalist-photo correspondent by diplomas ofYerevanStateUniversity(1991); photographer already 28 years, with great collection.


Carpenter, furniture producer, anarchist, atheist, non partisan, no participation in atheist, anarchist or political organizations;


45 years old, born in Gyumri (formerLeninakan),ArmeniaJan 18, 1967


Main awards:


May 2008, “The Time of the Freedom of Speech” prize awarded by Yerevan Press Club, Internews Armenia, Journalists’ Union of Armenia and Freedom of Speech protection Committee.


Aug 1998 nominated twice and won the special prize of the First TV-forum of NIC,Moscow,Russiafor the mystic documentary film “Death Valley”.


Sep 1987 Medal FromRussian Federation“For the building of the Baykal-Amur Magisterial”Moscow,Russia