About Us

FIP.am (Fact Investigation Platform) is an independent fact-checking media founded in 2016 by “Union of Informed Citizens” consulting NGO with the support of the Open Society Foundations – Armenia․

FIP.am is the leading fact-checking website in Armenia.

The main goal of FIP.am is to disclose the information published by officials, official bodies and the media which is not true.

While preparing the materials our reporters adhere to the rules of journalism ethics as well as the legislation of the Republic of Armenia. We do not represent interests of any political party or other group.

Prevention of the dissemination of obvious disinformation is a top priority for our journalists.

By dissemination of information our team will not promote, incite or justify aggressive wars, human rights abuses, crimes against humanity or nature.

FIP.am does not publish material that violates people’s privacy or the right to dignity. 

The Union of Informed Citizens is the parent organization of the FIP. The “Our Organisation” section on UIC’s website mentions that the Union of Informed Citizens is a non-governmental organization, which aims at raising public awareness regarding important issues. We intend to minimize misinformation and its impact on shaping public opinion and decision-making.

On the same page, you can also find information about the organization’s vision, mission, management, and the official registration document attached.

UIC publicly lists sources of funding for each project, including the projects that fund FIP, on its web page and donors. FIP places the badges of the project donor organizations on its website.

The functions of the staff are as follows:

The editor-in-chief edits the articles of the Fact Investigation Platform, searches, collects information, prepares publications and coordinates the work of the Fact Investigation Platform. 

The editor edits the articles and videos of the Fact Investigation Platform.

The journalist carries out daily monitoring of the media, highlights the main propaganda provisions, checks the suspicious facts revealed by the monitoring activity and writes relevant articles. If necessary, the journalist also creates the visual part of the article (infographics, videos, explainers, etc.). 

Our Team

Vahe Ghukasyan

Vahe Ghukasyan holds a Master’s Degree in Oriental Studies from Yerevan State University. He has been working in the field of media since 2013. Mr. Ghukasyan has been writing analytical articles for Union of Informed Citizens NGO since 2015. His articles are mainly focused on foreign policy developments. He has been working as Editor of Union of Informed Citizens NGO since 2016.

Vahe Ghukasyan


Arpine Hovhannisyan

VArpine Hovhannisyan holds a BA in English and Communications from the American University of Armenia. During her studies, she did a practicum in a number of media outlets. After graduation, she was admitted to Hetq Media Factory, where she studied investigative journalism.She worked at RFE/RL’s Armenian Service: Radio Azatutyun as a social media manager. Arpine freelances for a number of regional media, such as The Moscow Times and Eurasianet. She has been working at the Fact Investigation Platform as a journalist since January 2024

Arpine Hovhannisyan


Nane Manasyan

Nane Manasyan has graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Yerevan State University. She received her Master’s Degree from the Department of Turkish Studies of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.  She has been engaged in Journalism since 2014, working in the “Lratvakan” Radio, PanARMENIAN.Net website, “Yerkir Media” and Armenia TVs. Ms. Manasyan has been Chief Secretary of the federation in 2017-2019. She has been working in the Union of Informed Citizens NGO as a media monitoring expert since 2019. She has been working as a journalist at the Fact Investigation Platform since September 2021.

Nane Manasyan