Astghik has over 13 years experience in the media. Since 2011, she has been reporting on topics covering human rights and the judiciary, including analytical and investigative pieces on state procurement, illegal enrichment, etc.
In recent years, she has participated in a EU-funded program, “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” and a joint EU-German program “Evidence-Based Advocacy for Reform.” Astghik was also the Public Relations Coordinator for a EU-funded program, “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue.”
In September 2017, she became the Editor-in-Chief of Iravaban.net. Since November 2019, she has been a research fellow at the American New Media Advocacy Project. Astghik has won several awards for her work and in 2019, she received a Media Management Mini-MBA Certificate in Riga from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE Riga).
When a State of Emergency was declared in Armenia because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people lost their jobs. Many of them were unregistered workers and today have found themselves more vulnerable than ever.