About Us

FIP.am (Fact Investigation Platform) is an independent fact-checking media, which was founded 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.

Our Team

Ani Grigoryan

Ani Grigoryan has graduated from the Department of International Relations at European Regional Educational Academy. She worked as a journalist at Civilnet Internet TV since 2013. She has been cooperating with the regional Chai Khana media platform since 2015. Ani joined the Fact Investigation Platform team in May 2019 as Editor-in-Chief.

Ani Grigoryan

Editor-in-Chief

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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

Editor- proofreader

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Sevada Ghazaryan

Sevada Ghazaryan studied in State Engineering University of Armenia in 2008-2016. In 2012-2014, he served in the RA Armed Forces. In 2014-2018, Mr. Ghazaryan worked in the private sector. He has been working in the Fact Investigation Platform as a journalist since October 2019.

Sevada Ghazaryan

Journalist

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Lusine Voskanyan

Lusine Voskanyan graduated from the Department of Journalism of the Yerevan State University in 2013. Since 2014, Ms. Voskanyan worked in Ankakh weekly, and is an alumnus of Medialab Art School (2015-2016). Since 2019, She has been correspondent at Yerevan and Regional Post journals. In the same year, she did a volunteer work in Pula (Croatia) within the framework of European Solidarity Corps, by co-authoring a radio program at RadioRojc. Ms. Voskanyan has been working in the Fact Investigation Platform as a journalist since 2019.

Lusine Voskanyan

 Journalist

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Nelli Lazaryan

Nelli Lazaryan studied in the the Department of Journalism of the Armenian State Pedagogical University in 2001-2006. In 2010-2011, Mrs. Lazaryan worked in the A1plus.am news website. In 2011-2019, she worked in Tert.am news website. Mrs. Lazaryan has been working in the Fact Investigation Platform as a journalist since November 2019.

Nelli Lazaryan

 Journalist

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Ani Avetisyan

Ani Avetisyan studies in the Department of Journalism of the Yerevan State University. She has been a correspondent for youth periodicals since 2016. In 2018-2019, she worked as a data journalist in “Ampop Media”. Ms. Avetisyan has been working in the Fact Investigation Platform as a journalist since fall 2019.

Ani Avetisyan

Journalist

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Hayk Hovhannisyan

Hayk Hovhannisyan graduated from the State College of Informatics of Armenia in 2018 with a degree in “Computing Machines, Systems and Networks”. He has been working in the Fact Investigation Platform as a journalist since 2020.

Hayk Hovhannisyan

Journalist

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