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Ani Duzdabanyan-Manoukian

Ani Duzdabanyan-Manoukian
Ani Duzdabanyan-Manoukian was born in Yerevan and graduated from the Yerevan State University (YSU) Faculty of Journalism with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is an alumna of the Caucasus Media Institute, a postgraduate certificate training program for journalists from Armenia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Ani began her career in journalism with Hetq, the publication of the Association of Investigative Journalists NGO, where she was a part of a project investigating the violations of children rights in orphanages and specialized schools. While still studying at YSU, Ani started to work as a reporter at Kentron TV. Her areas of expertise were the national, regional, and international economy and Information Technologies in Armenia and in the region. She continued her professional endeavors at Yerkir Media where she was the news anchor for the daily news program. Since 2007, Ani resides in Los Angeles, California. In the United States, she freelanced for various newspapers and magazines in Armenia and was the founder and editor-in-chief of ArmenianUSA.com, an online publication dealing with diaspora/Armenia issues. She has also collaborated with Hayrenadarz.org, project representing Armenian expatriates in Soviet Armenia and the Diaspora by covering the stories of those expatriates who later immigrated to USA. In 2016 Ani Duzdabanyan-Manoukian was given the Women in Journalism award of the Armenian-American Chamber of Commerce at the annual Women in Excellence Gala.
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