Harout Ekmanian

Harout Ekmanian is a journalist who have worked with Arab, Armenian and western media for years prior to the beginning of the Syrian conflict. He has studied law at the University of Aleppo and he is fluent in Arabic, Armenian, English and Turkish, with a fair knowledge of French and Spanish as well.

Harout has written for “Forward” English monthly magazine and “Baladna” English daily of Syria, as well as being a contributer to the Armenian Weekly based in Bosten, Massachusetts (USA). He has reported from more than a dozen countries, inclduing the Middle East and the South Caucasus. Since 2010, holds the license of Tokyo based “PechaKucha Nights” social club and events in Aleppo. Harout was recently awarded with the O'Donnel Scholarship for Global Studies Visiting Professorship at the Whitman College in Washington State, USA.

Harout Ekmanian has been living in Armenia for over three years and working in various capacities at CivilNet.am, an online TV by the Civilitas Foundation based on advocacy journalism. Am, specifically focusing on inclusive regional dialogue among experts and stakeholders, including Armenians, Turks, Kurds and Arabs, with a broad perspective on old and new struggles for identity and dominance in the region, as well as conflict resolution, rule of law, development and diaspora politics.