Ara Khachig Manoogian is a human rights activist, an investigative journalist, Artsakh representative for the Shahan Natalie Family Foundation
and a member of Policy Forum Armenia
. Human trafficking, illegal adoption practices, army abuse, and government corruption in Armenia and Artsakh are among his primary concerns. His activism has been widely covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
and other media outlets. Ara K. Manoogian is the co-author of Desert Nights
(2006), a book and documentary uncovering a large international human trafficking network in Dubai that involves representatives of the Armenian and UAE law-enforcement agencies.