MELKUMYAN Hrachik

Anchor of  Radio “Free Europe”/Radio “Liberty” Armenian Service (Praha)

Date and Place of Birth: December 15,1957, Yerevan, Armenia

Education/Major:

1976-1980 Kh. Abovian Yerevan Pedagogical Institute; Department of Culture; director

Career:

2008-present present anchor of Radio “Free Europe”/Radio “Liberty” Armenian Service (Praha)

2005-2008 chief of Yerevan bureau of Radio “Free Europe”/Radio “Liberty” Armenian Service

1997-2005 correspondent of Radio “Free Europe”/Radio “Liberty” Armenian Service

1996-1997 correspondent of “Armenpress” news agency

1995-1996 head of news department of National Radio of Armenia

1992-1995 correspondent of “Armenpress” news agency

1983-1992 assistant film director, director at “Hayk” movie studio and the creative union of documentary films of “Armenfilm” movie studio

Prizes/Awards:

1994 award of Yerevan Debut Films Festival for the film “Procession”

2003 Annual award of Yerevan Press Club – for display of professional responsibility and effective team work

Publications: Armenian media, Armenian Service of Radio “Free Europe”/Radio “Liberty”, National Radio of Armenia

Hobbies: sport

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English

Marital Status: married, two children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 52 64 44

Fax (374 10) 54 40 49

E-mail: melkumyanh@rferl.org