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.
6.2 million – this is the number of refugees from Ukraine recorded globally after 2022 February 24, as per UNHCR. According to UNFPA, the current population of Ukraine stands at 36.7 million. Photo: The Independent
Since the 1990s, war has repeatedly broken out between Armenia and Azerbaijan, most recently again in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave. The focus of reporting is on political analysis and power struggles between - more often than not - men. However, the effect that crises and conflicts have on women is too rarely seen.
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
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...
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:
Tens of thousands fled to Armenia when war broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020. Not all of them were able to return because Azerbaijan was able to bring large areas of their homeland under its control. In Armenia, they are now trying to start a new life. But for many, the future seems uncertain here as well.
2022. October. Berlin. Exhibition. - What do you feel looking at these pictures? - … Silence was the answer to my question.
In 2020, the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh broke out again. Images of fighting soldiers and accusing politicians remain in our minds. Women who were also part of the war are often forgotten.
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...
This text is about encounters in Armenia. With acquaintances and strangers. The text uses these encounters to describe how hope and uncertainty make their way through everyday life in Armenia. Or perhaps even determine it.
Journalism is a responsibility that includes tons of ethical dilemmas and regulations. When it comes to the war, all the rules of the game change.
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.
Since Armenia lost the war against Azerbaijan in 2020, people no longer have any illusions about the strength of their own military. More and more Armenians – and especially Armenian women – are therefore training in case of a renewed escalation.
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.