Correspondents in Conflict

Examining the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: Germany’s Viewpoint

by Georgi Mirzabekyan
While in Berlin in early October, my focus was analyzing Germany's political stance on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, which included also Nagorno-Karabakh. This examination was shaped by the following preceding events:
  1. The German Foreign Minister, speaking at the UN about Azerbaijan's recent military actions against Nagorno-Karabakh, had used the term “forced deportation” referring to the...

Between Rigor and Resolve

In the wake of Azerbaijan's September attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia is in a state of shock-induced paralysis. Prime Minister Pashinyan is weaker than ever, while at the same time the country has to integrate over 100,000 refugees. And looming above all is the threat of a new war.

by Dominik Kalus
In order to visualize the war, visitors...

A Monumental Struggle

With Armenia in turmoil after losing the war, many fear that Nagorno-Karabakh's cultural heritage is at risk of destruction. Will satellites and treaties protect the region's iconic landmarks? Photo: Florian Guckelsberger

by Florian Guckelsberger
The chimes of St. Thaddeus Church ring out brightly. They effortlessly drown out...

European Red Lines and Their Variability in the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict

by Garik Harutyunyan
Following the recent attack on Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan, the European Union allocated 12 million euros for the humanitarian needs of refugees. In contrast, the EU provided 67 billion dollars in aid to Kyiv in the first year after Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine. In the case of Nagorno-Karabakh, the assistance was exclusively humanitarian,...

The Decline of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic: Armenia in Transition

by Margarete Wohlan
Just two months ago, 23-year-old Siranush Adamyan was working in Stepanakert as a reporter for CivilNet, an independent journalistic online platform based in Yerevan. Until Azerbaijan's military offensive on September 19, she was living with her parents and younger sister in Karmir Shuka, a village in Nagorno-Karabakh. “I think it will take me a long...

Fighting Against Powerlessness

Born and raised in Armenia, young Armenian woman Nané never wanted to have anything to do with the war in her homeland. When Nané could no longer ignore the situation after the 44-Day War in 2020, she decided to take action. Having joined VOMA NGO two years prior, the 21-year-old now leads training groups there every day. During my visit...

«ԼՐԱԳՐՈՂՆԵՐԸ ՀԱԿԱՄԱՐՏՈՒԹՅՈՒՆՆԵՐՈՒՄ» ԾՐԱԳՐԻ ՄԱՍՆԱԿՑՈՒԹՅԱՆ ՀԱՅՏԵՐԻ ԸՆԴՈՒՆՈՒՄ

Երևանի մամուլի ակումբն ընդունում է «Լրագրողները հակամարտություններում» ծրագրի մասնակցության հայտեր: Ծրագիրն իրականացվում է գերմանական Deutsche Gesellschaft կազմակերպության հետ համագործակցությամբ և Գերմանիայի արտաքին գործերի նախարարության ֆինանսավորմամբ:

  • Արցախյան երկրորդ պատերազմը, ինչպես նա ռուս-ուկրաինական պատերազմը ևս մեկ անգամ ի ցույց են դրել այն բոլոր մարտահրավերները, որոնց բախվում են հակամարտության գոտիներում աշխատող լրագրողները՝ առաջին հերթին ստիպված լինելով պայքարել նպատակային, համակարգված ապատեղեկատվության դեմ: Հայ...

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
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