Corina Cepoi

Chief of Party in Armenia


Corina Cepoi brings a decade of experience as Internews’ Chief of Party and Country Director for complex multi-project and multi-donor country portfolios in Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Cepoi has led numerous complex media development projects that focused on editorial and sustainable development of media partners, enabling legal environment, self-regulation and advocacy for media, and national media literacy efforts, including school curriculum reform. She currently manages the Internews office in Armenia supervising the USAID funded project MPA.

She has previously managed several major projects for Internews in Moldova and Kyrgyzstan supporting projects focused on media outlet and CSO capacity development, media literacy, media legislation advocacy, and public broadcaster support project. In 2002, Ms. Cepoi founded the Chisinau School of Advanced Journalism at the Independent Journalism Centre (IJC) Moldova and served as IJC director for 12 years, overseeing a variety of projects focused on training Moldovan journalists to conduct rigorous, objective, and ethical reporting. Ms. Cepoi has consulted and trained for numerous organizations and donors, including the World Bank, USAID, UNDP, NDI, Transparency International, EU, and UNESCO, providing technical assistance on media management and communications strategies, training of journalists, press reports, civil society expertise, evaluations, and surveys. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri as well as a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and German Language from the State University of Moldova. She speaks fluent English, Russian, German and French in addition to her native Romanian.

As Chief of Party, Ms. Cepoi provides strategic guidance and leadership; oversee project activities that help media outlets develop high-quality, engaging content that appeal to their target audiences; supervise program personnel, financial management, and administration; and coordinate with donor and other media stakeholders in the region to ensure that Internews leverages existing resources, avoids duplication, and complements other media development initiatives.