Correspondents in Conflict

Wars Through Lenses

2022. October. Berlin. Exhibition. - What do you feel looking at these pictures? - … Silence was the answer to my question.

by Ani Torosyan
It took around 5 minutes for 54-year-old Alyona to start talking. Together with her grandchildren and daughter-in-law, she fled Kherson, Ukraine, at the end of February, with the hope of...

Fear of Noise and Sense of Isolation: the Trauma of War Correspondents in Armenia and Germany

When the war broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh in September 2020, lots of Armenian journalists spontaneously became war correspondents. Many were not ready to work in such a situation neither physically nor mentally. As a result, they now suffer from secondary post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumas. Moreover, if in Europe media organizations do provide journalists with health insurance, including mental...

A Place of Hope

A Russian oppositionist founds an aid organization for refugees from Ukraine and Nagorno-Karabakh in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, creating a place of hope and anticipation for homecoming for three nations.

by Ira Peter
“When the war broke out, we weren't even allowed to call it a war,” says Vasilisa Borzova. That, she notes, was a red line for...

Why in Armenia the Military Topic Wins Over Lifestyle Content

The majority of Armenians trust social media over traditional media. People with а large number of followers become opinion makers or influencers impacting public perceptions. While a few political influencers try to do fact-checking, others use their social accounts to tell personal stories of war. But this may sometimes harm society and downgrade security.

by Larissa Mass