Aren Melikyan

Aren is a journalist and podcast producer based in Tbilisi. Passionate about storytelling and documentaries, his work has appeared in several prominent regional and international media outlets.

Seeking asylum and a cure in Germany

Many Armenians who cannot afford costly medical procedures see asylum in Germany as their only chance for treatment recovery — despite the high chance of deportation  

Distance from a home at war

Bucha resident Tetiana Rovna spoke with OC media about her experience as a refugee and what it means to witness one’s home ravaged by war from afar.

Fierce, independent journalism

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