Our writers

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.

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.

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.

Anna Bianca Roach

Anna Bianca Roach is a graduate of conflict studies and a women’s rights-focused journalist based in Yerevan, Armenia.

Anna Nikoghosyan

Anna is a coordinator at the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women, founder of FemLibrary Armenia, and chairs the board at FRIDA — the Young Feminist Fund.

Anna Zhamakochyan

Anna is a sociologist and social critic, and co-founder of the Socioscope NGO, based in Yerevan, Armenia.

Archil Sikharulidze

Archil is a researcher and co-founder at the Centre for Systemic Political Research (CSPR). He is an editor for the Georgian Journal of Systemic Politics (GJSP) and an invited lecturer at Tbilisi State University.

Armine Avetisyan

Armine Avetisyan is a print and broadcast journalist from Armenia who has covered social and political issues in the country since 2007. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).

Arzu Geybulla

Arzu Geybulla is a freelance writer originally from Azerbaijan, currently based in Istanbul.

Bahruz Samadov

Bahruz is an activist from Azerbaijan’s Nida Civil Movement and is a PhD candidate at Charles University in Prague.

Fierce, independent journalism

Let’s be honest, the media situation in the Caucasus is grim. Every day we are accused of ‘serving the enemy’ whoever that enemy may be. Our journalists have been harassed, arrested, beaten, and exiled. But nevertheless, we persevere. For us this is a labour of love. Unfortunately, we cannot run OC Media on love alone, journalism is expensive and funding is scarce. Our sole mission is to serve the interests of all peoples of the region. Support us today and join us in the fight for a better Caucasus.

Support Us