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.

Fifteen Armenian POWs released in Russian mediated deal

The prisoners were released in exchange for landmine maps for the Fuzuli and Zangilan regions.

Tensions between Pashinyan and Armenian opposition remain after election 

A village head who supported the Armenian opposition during the election was reportedly beaten by a group of Pashinyan supporters.  

Protesters in Nagorno-Karabakh call on president to resign

Nagorno-Karabakh president Arayik Harutyunyan said he would be ready to resign after undertaking political and public consultations.

Armenians prepare to go to the polls in historic election

Polls show that the race is primarily between acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the country’s second president Robert Kocharyan. 

Robert Kocharyan proposes Armenia ‘foreign agent’ law

Kocharyan said he seeks to ‘set strict controls’ on the work of organisations funded by foreign donors. 

Stunts and insults mark first week of campaigning in Armenia 

Candidates were heavy on personal insults, violent rhetoric, and mutual recriminations — and spoke little about actual policy. 

15 Armenian captives freed in deal negotiated with help of US, Georgia, and OSCE

Fifteen Armenian captives were returned to Armenia in an apparent exchange for a map of around 100,000 landmines.

Artak Beglaryan appointed Nagorno-Karabakh’s new minister of state 

Beglaryan served in the post of Human Rights Defender of Nagorno-Karabakh during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh war. 

Armenian Health Minister apologises for ‘improper handling’ of soldiers remains

A photo showing the remains of fallen soldiers stacked haphazardly in bags sparked outrage.

Exodus from Armenian Foreign Ministry follows border tensions

Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazian resigned after the PM proposed a demarcation process with international observers on the Azerbaijani border. 

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