«Class of 2011

Seda Muradyan

Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow
Armenia branch editor/country director, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Yerevan, Armenia

Project: iReport is an instructive, competitive social game aimed at mobilizing Armenian Internet users in citizen journalism. The goal is to encourage news consumers to produce and disseminate alternative information and user-generated content for social networks as well as traditional media, and to build a collaborative bridge between citizen reporters and mainstream media.

Muradyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She has a degree in television journalism from the State Pedagogical University and a master’s degree in journalism from the Caucasus Institute. In addition, she has completed courses at the Radio Nederland Training Center (TV program production) and the University of Florida (New Freedoms in the U.S. Media). She began working in journalism at A1+TV in Yerevan in 1996. She was a reporter, anchor and editor-in-chief of the Ayb-Fe Newscast. In 2002, she joined the Caucasus Institute as media program officer. In 2005, she joined the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (www.iwpr.net) as Armenia branch editor and country director. In 2008 she produced the documentary “From Home to Home” that tells the story of Azerbaijanis and Armenians who decided to exchange their villages, right before the start of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (1989), promising to look after the graves left behind.

Knight Talk: Seda Muradyan

Muradyan discusses iReport, an instructive, competitive social game aimed at mobilizing Armenian Internet users in citizen journalism.

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