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.

Pashinyan announces changes to electoral system before elections

The ‘simple’ changes to the electoral code are expected to be passed before 20 June parliamentary elections.

Armenian minister punches journalist

Footage from a cafe in Yerevan shows Minister of High Tech Industry, Hakob Arshakyan, attacking journalist Paylak Fahradyan.

Pashinyan announces new elections

Both of Armenia’s parliamentary opposition parties have endorsed the election scheduled for 20 June. 

Beloved Yerevan restaurant in peril 

Famous Yerevan eatery Dolmama is threatened with destruction after authorities transfer ownership to controversial construction magnate.

Protesters blockade Armenia’s Parliament as army chief dismissed

Protesters said they would stay until MPs supported the opposition in removing Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan from office.

What has been the impact of Armenia’s Turkish product ban?

Armenia’s retailers and manufacturers face challenges and opportunities as Turkish products disappear from shelves.

Armenian opposition leader faces criminal charges 

Vazgen Manukyan has been charged with ‘calling for the violent overthrow of the constitutional order’.

Pashinyan to opposition: ‘I challenge you to support new elections’

Armenia’s embattled Prime Minister also called for a constitutional referendum to make Armenia into a semi-presidential republic. 

Political crisis in Armenia continues

Armenia remains in a tense political stand-off after the country’s top military brass called for Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation.

Armenian opposition announces ‘non-stop’ protests 

Over two dozen have been detained after trying to prevent Nikol Pashinyan from entering the government building.

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