Ani Avetisyan

Ani was writing stories and photographing for four years before moving into the world of facts and numbers, first working as a data journalist, then as a fact-checker. Open-source investigations and data visualisation are her passions. Ani is interested in everything South Caucasus, politics, and 20th century world history.

Proposition to prosecute Armenian opposition leader put to parliament

Seyran Ohanyan has accused the prosecutor general of releasing the information to ‘distract’ Armenians from recent events.

EU Parliament calls for OSCE peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh

The parliament also called for the EU to ensure the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh were not ‘held hostage by Baku’s activism’.

Military officials sacked as fire kills 15 Armenian servicemen

The incident has prompted calls for the Minister of Defence and the Chief of the General Staff to resign.

Nagorno-Karabakh reports gas cut for second time since start of blockade

This comes following issues with the region’s internet and electricity.

Armenia pulls out of hosting CSTO exercises

The move is the latest example of a growing rift between Armenia and Russia.

Backlash after Pashinyan appoints  ‘childhood friend’ as Armenia’s Interior Minister

Civil society organisations will stop working with the government on police reforms in response.

Nagorno-Karabakh introduces rationing and blackouts as blockade continues

Local residents will be able to purchase just 1 kilogramme of four food staples and 1 litre of cooking oil per month.

Dozens arrested at Russian military base protest in Gyumri 

Several hundred people took part in the demonstration on Sunday, which was organised by a nationalist, anti-Russia opposition party.

Armenia and Turkey to launch direct air cargo

The move is part of the ongoing normalisation process between the two countries.

‘Everyone will benefit, only we will suffer’: an Armenian village fights for its survival

A government-supported resort threatens to strip people in Aragatsotn of their land and livelihoods.

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