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.

After far-right smear, Yazidi rights activist faces criminal charges in Armenia

Sashik Sultanyan will soon go on trial for ‘inciting ethnic hatred’, he faces between three and six years in prison if convicted. 

Azerbaijani troops block key Armenian road

Russian border guards helped negotiate the release of roughly 40 cars that had been stranded due to the road closure. 

Bottles fly in Armenia Parliament brawl

Wednesday’s session was suspended twice due to fights breaking out between government and opposition MPs. 

Construction halted in Yerevan’s ‘Phys-Gorodok’ after violent police dispersal

Protesting residents believe that the construction permit for a high-rise was illegally granted.

Broken bodies and a broken bureaucracy: Armenian soldiers after the war

Some Armenian veterans of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War have said that they did not receive the assistance the Armenian government has promised them. 

Pashinyan appoints close ally as final cabinet member

Former Speaker of the Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan has been appointed Foreign Minister despite having no prior diplomatic experience. 

Waiting for rain: Stepanakert’s water crisis

One-third of the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh has had no water for over the last ten days.

Russia accuses Azerbaijan of violating ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Thursday’s statement was the first time Russian authorities have explicitly blamed one side for violating the ceasefire.

Journalists face restrictions in Armenian parliament as political tensions persist

The restrictions have raised concerns among rights groups about press freedom in Armenia.

Russian troops deployed to Armenia’s Tavush Province

The Armenian Defence Ministry confirmed the deployment after local media released footage of Russian checkpoints.

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