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Hovhannes Ishkhanyan

Hovhannes is a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker from Yerevan. He previously worked at the Ankakh, Yerkir, and Aravot newspapers as well as at queer rights group PINK Armenia. He is the creator of several short and mid-length documentary films related to repressions of the Soviet Union, human rights, modern society, and personal relations and is currently working on his first feature-length documentary film.

In the new Armenia, worries about the conduct of security agencies persist

A series of high-profile Pashinyan opponents have been arrested or otherwise investigated in recent months. 

Blasphemy at the puppet theatre: death metal band sparks freedom of speech debate in Armenia

The controversy was sparked by a Facebook post calling Polish band Vader: ‘Satanist’.

Yerevan municipality takes over waste-collection

Previously rubbish collection was under the sole purview of Sanitek, a Lebanon-based contractor.