Biography: Narine Khachatryan is co-founder and deputy director of Media Education Center, non-governmental organization which pioneered media/information literacy, child on-line safety projects in Armenia and implemented a number of e-learning activities. Media Education Center initiated establishment of the Armenian Safer Internet Committee.
Media Education Center participated in the EuroMeduc network and is a part of the Pan-European Dialog on Internet Governance organization network.
Ms. Khachatryan has been involved in developing curricular materials to incorporate information literacy into secondary school curriculums at different levels.
She was the coordinator in Armenia of the research project on Pop-culture, Hybrid Media and Youth, implemented by Media Education Center in partnership with the U.S. University of St. Thomas.
Prior to that she developed and coordinated the International Partnership Project under the U.S. State Department ECA Bureau aimed at ‘Enhancement of Journalism Education in Armenia’.
Ms. Khachatryan has a number of articles on ICT impact on economy and society, media literacy, technology-enhanced education and innovative methods of teaching and learning in a new digital environments. The articles on Information Technology and Armenia’s ICT sector, she co-authored, received a National Award of USAID in 2002.
Years’ experience of working in media industry: she reported on economy for Armenian news & broadcast services and US-based print publications (Armenian International Magazine headquartered in Los Angeles and distributed worldwide, New York-based AGBU), particularly, focusing on the effects of a changed economy and technological advancement on common citizens.
She is country representative of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) Young Scholars Network, member of Internet Society of Armenia (ISOC AM). Narine Khachatryan holds a MSc. Degree in Mathematical Physics from the Yerevan State University. She completed Economic Journalism & Communication Program administered by Florida A&M University and funded through the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S.