Our writers

Agit Mirzoev

Agit is a lawyer and human rights activist and the chair of the board at the Center for Participation and Development.

Aida Mirmaksumova

Aida is a journalist and human right activist from Makhachkala, Daghestan. With more than 15 years of experience as a journalist, she has worked with numerous Russian and international media organisations and won several awards for her work.

Aleks Tor

Aleks Tor is a journalist and political analyst writing about events in the post-Soviet space.

Alexander Thatcher

Alexander Thatcher is an American graduate student at Central European University working on Turkish Circassian History.

Ali Malikov

Ali Malikov is a queer activist and journalist. They are also one of the founders of the feminist-queer platform 'Femkulis'.

Alina Nahapetyan

Alina is an Armenia-based journalist who started her career in 2014 as an intern at News.am. Since then, she has worked on TV, for online newspapers, and has contributed to magazines. She sees herself as a prolific story-teller and values the ways stories are told. Her interests include human rights, gender stereotypes, and political communication.

Ali Zeynal

Ali Zeynal is an independent multimedia journalist from Azerbaijan. Since 2016, he has worked as a reporter, presenter, fact-checker, and trainer for local and international organisations.

Alla Parunova

Alla is a gender researcher and activist. She has been a member of the Georgian Young Greens for five years and currently works for the Equality Movement as a project coordinator.

Amaliya Babayan

Amaliya is a journalist from Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti Region.

Amina Mammadova

Amina is an independent multimedia journalist in Azerbaijan.

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