Seda Muradyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Seda Muradyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia and has a degree in television journalism from Yerevan State Pedagogical University and a master’s degree in journalism from the Caucasus Institute based in Armenia.

Currently Seda heads the Armenian branch of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and Public Journalism Club NGO and Media Center Club.

She has Master degree in Journalism from the Caucasus Institute and BA in TV Journalism from Yerevan State Pedagogical University. completed journalism courses at Radio Netherlands Training Centre and the University of Florida.

She began working at A1+TV Yerevan-based television company in 1996 as a reporter, anchor and editor-in-chief of the Ayb-Fe News show.

In 2002, the TV company was banned from the airwaves by a decision which had political motives behind it and was implemented by Armenian National Committee of TV and Radio.

That same year, Seda joined the Caucasus Institute CI, a new media think tank.

In 2003, Seda spent six months in the US researching the experience of embedded journalists in Iraq War.

In 2005, Seda joined IWPR, as Armenia Editor and Country Director.

In 2008, Seda produced her first documentary “From Home to Home”, about Azerbaijanis and Armenians who still honour a pledge to care for the graves left behind as communities fled.

In 2010-11, Seda spent time at Stanford University as a Knight Fellow, where she developed a new concept for a citizen reporting platform in Armenia.

She is also a founder of a gamified citizen reporting platform www.mynews.am . MyNews Mobile developed by Seda Muradyan and her team recieved an Award as a Best Mobile Appllication from ArmNet Awards 2012.

Seda is a co-founder of Fortune Cup Mobile

  • Work
    • IWPR, PJC, Media Center
  • Education
    • Journalism