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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.

New policies threaten Armenia's press freedom

One new proposed law would penalise ‘insult or slander’ of government officials with up to 2 years in prison. 

Russian language law presented to Nagorno-Karabakh parliament

A new draft law envisions elevating Russian to the status of an official language. 

Armenia to implement new partnership agreement with EU

The agreement may open the road to a visa-free regime between Armenia and the EU. 

Nagorno-Karabakh entry applications to be passed on to Russian peacekeepers 

Local officials have said that the information will be shared with Russian peacekeepers for ‘security purposes’.

Pashinyan government: ‘No demand’ for new elections

In a brief statement released online stressed that there is no popular demand for snap elections.

Robert Kocharyan calls for ‘full-fledged integration’ with Russia

Armenia’s second president stressed that his proposal was not ‘about the restoration of the Soviet Union’.

Getting Hye: Armenia to legalise industrial hemp cultivation 

The decision is a part of the ‘Economic Response’ programme, the recreational use of cannabis will remain illegal.

UN calls for release of Nagorno-Karabakh war POWs

‘Everyone deprived of their liberty for reasons related to the conflict should be returned to their homes’, a group of UN experts declared.

Armenia’s psychologists scramble to heal post-war trauma

A team of two hundred psychologists and psychotherapists has been tasked with healing the traumas of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh war. 

Former adviser charged with defrauding Armenian Defence Ministry 

Davit Galstyan, also known as Patron Davit, previously served as an adviser to former Defence Minister Davit Tonoyan.

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