Sona Kocharyan

I am a journalist and documentary filmmaker. I will help Hetq Media Factory students develop their ideas and present them in video story format.

 

I started studying journalism as a profession in 2006 in the Brusov State University.

 

In 2010, I had an internship at the news department of Yerkir Media TV, where I worked for around two years.

In 2011-2012, I studied journalism and media management at the Georgian Institute of Public Relations (GIPA).

 

Since 2014, I have worked at the Media Initiatives Center (MIC), first as a project coordinator and then as the organization’s communications manager. On the MIC’s media.am website, I authored the series “At the Scene” about journalists who appear in the spotlight.

As a freelancer, I have prepared stories for the regional chai-khana.org platform, Yerevan magazine, imyerevan.com website.

 

My colleague Marine Kocharyan and I co-authored two short documentaries: “How to Cross (from Jiliz to Jiliz)” (2014) and “Murat” (2017). These films participated in a number of prestigious international film festivals.

Then it was time to fill the gap of academic education in the field. Since 2019, I have been studying Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking at the University College London (UCL) with the support of the Chevening Scholarship Program.

I have been involved in the field of education since 2018, within the framework of JIPA Media Lab program․ As an assistant lecturer, I helped Javakheti high school students develop and implement their media projects.

 

By joining the Hetq Media Factory team, I want to contribute to the creation of this new and exciting standard in the field of media education in Armenia. I believe that together with the students we will reach an environment where we can create, get inspired and love our profession even more.

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