From Ani Duzdabanyan

Ani Duzdabanyan

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.

ATLANTA – “Anything is possible: I might end up in Broadway! I never limit myself,” laughs Arpenik Hakobyan while having her big cup of decaf (it’s late afternoon in Atlanta, GA). That makes me feel relieved to drink my tea without[...]

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LOS ANGELES / YEREVAN – In mid-October, when the war in Artsakh was intensifying, Dr. Armen Aboulian, a general and colorectal surgery specialist in Los Angeles, was one of the doctors who rushed to Armenia to save lives. This wasn’t[...]

YEREVAN – Siranush Sargsian is from Sos village in Martuni, Artsakh. She has no news about the state of her home. She heard a lot about Azerbaijanis entering her friend’s homes, burning and destroying them. The[...]

LOS ANGELES – When we won the war in Artsakh in 1994, it felt like we conquered the entire world! But very soon that world was wrapped with a black ribbon engraved with the golden names of boys, uncles, fathers and grandfathers, who[...]

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