Rafayel Afrikyan studied at National Polytechnic University of Armenia, the Faculty of Mechanics and Machine Study.
He worked at civil society sector, at ArmRus.info Russian language website as a journalist and at Fact Investigation Platform website as an editor. He is a media expert, has conducted a number of courses for journalists, students and pupils.
Currently he works at “Public Relations and Information Center at the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia” SNCO. He is engaged in verifying information and coordinates infocheck.am website.