Our writers

Anahit Chilingaryan

Anahit Chilingaryan is a Europe and Central Asia research assistant at Human Rights Watch.

Anano Kipiani

Anano is a policy analyst at CRRC Georgia.

Ani Avetisyan

Ani was writing stories and photographing for four years before moving into the world of facts and numbers, first working as a data journalist, then as a fact-checker. Open-source investigations and data visualisation are her passions. Ani is interested in everything South Caucasus, politics, and 20th century world history.

Anna Bianca Roach

Anna Bianca Roach is a graduate of conflict studies and a women’s rights-focused journalist based in Yerevan, Armenia.

Anna Nikoghosyan

Anna is a coordinator at the Coalition to Stop Violence against Women, founder of FemLibrary Armenia, and chairs the board at FRIDA — the Young Feminist Fund.

Anna Zhamakochyan

Anna is a sociologist and social critic, and co-founder of the Socioscope NGO, based in Yerevan, Armenia.

Anna Efimova

Originally from Russia, in recent years Anna has lived in several countries, studying in the UK, Estonia, and Poland as part of a master's programme on the post-Soviet space. Anna has worked in journalism for over six years.

Anna Sahakyan

Anna is a fact-checking journalist at Infocom, in Armenia. She has a special interest in scientific journalism.

Anya Eganyan

Anya is a journalist at CivilNet in Armenia specialising in art, psychology, and political activism. She came to Armenia from Russia in March 2022 after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. Her choice was ideological and she never regretted it.

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