Voice Of Armenian Diaspora

VOA is an independent television network. The commitment is to cover news and entertainment from all organizations in the Armenian Diaspora, religious institutions, political parties, as well as educational establishments and both cultural hubs of Tekeyan and Hamazgayin. The important work of all organizations in preserving Armenian identity, language, traditions in the United States aswell as their significant contribution in economical and cultural development of Republic of Armenia will be recognized and celebrated.

VOA also aims to introduce prominent members of Armenian Diaspora, who have achieved national and international acclaim - artists, political leaders, scientists and social activist, to a larger audience with "Knowing one another" which will be a segment of the program. VOA will also closely collaborate with the Embassy of Republic of Armenia in Washington as well as with the Mission of Armenian Republic in the United Nations. VOA stands fast in promoting interest of theArmenian nation and improving the well being of the beloved Motherland.

Founders

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Karine Kocharyan

(Executive Producer, Host) Kocharyan was born in Yerevan Armenia.
She studied acting for theater and film at the Performing Arts and Theatrical Institute of Yerevan. Prior to relocating to United Sates, Karine Kocharyan had a successful acting carrier in theater, film and television in Republic of Armenia. From 1977-1994 she played numerous starring roles in Gabriel Soundoukian Academic Theater of Yerevan. Subsequently she starred in lead roles in numerous films and TV productions. From 1990-1995 Karine Kocharyan also worked as a professor of Acting and Stage Direction in Armenian State University and Armenian National University of Film and Television Production. In 1995 she relocated to United States.

Karine Kocharyan, has been working professionally in television in United States since 1996 when she founded the Armenian television program "Ardzagang" (Echo). The program focused on news and cultural life of American Armenian Diaspora as well as Republic of Armenia. In its15 years in existence Karine Kocharyan's program reached tens of thousands households with over 100,000 viewership. Currently the program airs on community television networks across Tri-State Area. In 2006, Karine Kocharyan became a producer and a host for Voice of America (Armenian Service, NY) broadcasting news and entertainment programming which currently airs on Armenia TV. In early 2010 Karine Kocharyan as a Co-Founder and Executive Producer, began developing her new weekly hour-long television serious "Voice of Armenians" with mission of presenting political, educational, cultural and news information to Armenian Diaspora in United States. She currently works and lives in New York.


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Haik Kocharian

(Co-Producer) Haik Kocharian was born in Republic of Armenia. In 1990 he attended Armenian University for Arts and Performance majoring in theater and film directing. After graduating in 1993, he continued his education in Moscow Film School from 1993-1994. In 1995 he attended Brooklyn College majoring in film directing. He graduated in 1999.From 2000- 2007 Haik Kocharian wrote and directed nine short films and several music videos includingChristina Courtin's "Bundah" for Nonesuch Records. His short film CHARLIE won the prestigious Reel 13 competition and was shown nationwide on PBS. In 2007 Haik Kocharian wrote his first feature film "Annette and her" French-American production the film is currently in post-production and expected to be released in 2011. Haik Kocharian is currently working on a new feature film, Please be normal, as a writer/director. The film is expected to be completed in the summer of 2011.

Also, Haik Kocharian has worked as an award-winning photographer, with photos in the corporate collections of Bloomingdale's and Ralph Lauren as well as numerous private collections. His solo exhibitions include "Positive Kids" at James Cohan Gallery in 2010 "Walking the Way" at 92 Y Tribeca in 2009, "Early Work" at Robin Rice Gallery in 2007, "Debut Show" at Gallery Mourlot in 2006, among others.