Gayane is an award-winning freelance journalist from Armenia. She focuses on political, social, health, economic, and human rights issues and believes that human-oriented stories are the most important form of journalism. Along with OC Media, her writing has appeared on IWPR, Chai Khana, and Jam News.
When the coronavirus hit, Emma Petrosyan, 28, from Alaverdi, chose to stay in China, the country she has lived and worked in for a year and a half.
Farmers in Armenia still use pesticides banned in the country 30 years ago and stashed in basements, sheds, and Soviet–era warehouses ever since.