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Armine Avetisyan

Armine Avetisyan is a print and broadcast journalist from Armenia who has covered social and political issues in the country since 2007. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).

Voice | ‘I dreamt of freedom’

An Armenian-Lebanese repatriate tells the story of her capture by Azerbaijani forces following the end of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Voice | Life with hands of metal

Artyom Arakelyan lost his hands at 12 years old, but this has not stopped him from becoming a linguist, football coach, and amateur pianist.

Catfished in Armenia

Sometimes a Facebook Prince Charming transforms into a scammer trying to extort you from prison. 

Vaccine tourism continues to boom in Armenia

While universal vaccination initially led to interminable queues, since new regulations were adopted in July vaccine tourism in Armenia appears to be functioning without a hitch.

Voice | I'm looking for my child

In the wake of the revelations about the trafficking of newborns in Armenia, Haykuhi Khachatryan began to believe that her late newborn was still alive. 

‘I was too young to become a mum’: Teenage pregnancies in Armenia

In Armenia, social stigma prevents many pregnant teenagers from seeking help and sometimes puts their very lives at risk.

The July escalation: Armenian civilians in the line of fire

As soldiers on the frontline exchanged fire, artillery shells fell on the villages of Armenia’s Tavush Province.

Voice | ‘People should not lose their sense of responsibility’

When Armenia confirmed its first case of COVID-19, Naira Stepanyan, a doctor specialising in infectious diseases, was the first to treat him.

Giving birth to someone else’s child: surrogacy in Armenia

For some in Armenia, surrogacy represents the last chance to have a family — but for surrogate mothers it can be a difficult experience.

Being Baha’i in Armenia

Armenia’s small Baha’i community has lived in the country for over a century; now they are finding their place in the new post-revolutionary order.

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