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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).

‘I dreamt of a carefree life — I was deceived’: the Armenians immigrating illegally to America

Some in Armenia brave imprisonment, injury, or even death to illegally immigrate to America in a bid for a better life.

‘Every day I fear the war will return’ — the displaced Armenians returning to the border regions

While most Armenians displaced in the September war have returned home, fears for the future persist.

Imprisoned in their own homes: the Armenian women escaping psychological abuse

Locked in their homes and under constant surveillance, for some women in Armenia, marriage can turn out to be a nightmare.

Russians change Gyumri’s rhythm

Armenia's second-largest city has seen an influx of Russians not seen since the collapse of the USSR.

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.