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journalism educator

Laimonas Tapinas, Lithuanian Journalism educator. Avocation: tennis. M C. President Lithuanian Radio and television Board, Vilnius, 1989-1993. Member Lithuanian Journalists Society (member presidium since 1990), Lithuanian Writers S-ty.

Background

Tapinas, Laimonas was born on June 6, 1944 in Palanga, Lithuania. Son of Mykolas and Elza (Skudikyte) Tapinas.

Education

Student, Vilnius (Lithuania) University, 1971. District Attorney in Art Criticism, Institute Cinema and Theatre, St. Petersbourg, 1978. Postgraduate, Sorbonne University, Paris, 1979.

Career

Journalist, Sports newspaper, Vilnius, 1964-1967; journalist, Svyturys, Vilnius, 1967-1971; lecturer, Vilnius U., 1971-1983; head, chair journalism, Vilnius U., 1983-1988; director Institute Journalism, Vilnius U., 1988-1992; director general, Lithuanian Radio and television, Vilnius, 1992-1995; director, Lithuanian Journalism Centre, Vilnius, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Avocation: tennis. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (documentary novels) In the Fair of Illusions, 1983 (Journalism S-ty award 1984), Carry the Dauguva, Memory, 1987, A Crying Angel in the Tree, 1991, Seven Solitudes in Paris, 1993 (Jounalism S-ty award Best Book of Year 1994).

Membership

President Lithuanian Radio and television Board, Vilnius, 1989-1993. Member Lithuanian Journalists Society (member presidium since 1990), Lithuanian Writers S-ty.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis.

Connections

Married Violeta Ruksaite, October 2, 1968. 1 child, Andrius Balys.

father:
Mykolas Tapinas

mother:
Elza (Skudikyte) Tapinas

spouse:
Violeta Ruksaite

child:
Andrius Balys Tapinas