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. 

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

By Hovhannes Ishkhanyan

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

7/02/2020

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part II — Undercover

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at the Geo-M-Tex factory.

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part II — Undercover

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Investigative journalist Tamuna Chkareuli goes undercover as an employee at the Geo-M-Tex factory.

16/01/2020

Armenia’s copper capital no longer? The uncertain future of Alaverdi

The copper smelter in Alaverdi, the city’s largest employer, was forced to shut down in 2018 due to excessive pollution.

Armenia’s copper capital no longer? The uncertain future of Alaverdi

By Gayane Mkrtchyan

The copper smelter in Alaverdi, the city’s largest employer, was forced to shut down in 2018 due to excessive pollution.

6/01/2020

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.

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

By Armine Avetisyan

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

3/01/2020

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

By Gulnur Kazimova

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

27/12/2019

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.

Being Baha’i in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

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.

24/12/2019

Is there a place for women in local government in Nagorno-Karabakh?

Not a single woman was elected to Stepanakert’s Council of Elders, and the numbers were just as low throughout Nagorno-Karabakh.

Is there a place for women in local government in Nagorno-Karabakh?

By Anahit Danielyan

Not a single woman was elected to Stepanakert’s Council of Elders, and the numbers were just as low throughout Nagorno-Karabakh.

17/12/2019

Azerbaijan’s opposition in hot water over German migrant trafficking scandal

German court documents appear to allege that the Musavat party charged migrants thousands of euros for evidence they were politically persecuted.

Azerbaijan’s opposition in hot water over German migrant trafficking scandal

By Sabina Abubakirova

German court documents appear to allege that the Musavat party charged migrants thousands of euros for evidence they were politically persecuted.

13/12/2019

Stuck between a rock and a hard place — the miners of Tkibuli

Facing discrimination abroad, and dangerous working conditions at home, Tkibuli’s miners risk their lives for their livelihood.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place — the miners of Tkibuli

By Lana Kokaia

Facing discrimination abroad, and dangerous working conditions at home, Tkibuli’s miners risk their lives for their livelihood.

22/11/2019

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part I — Unions

In part I of this multi-part series, we look at how employees are organising and how the unions work (or don’t) at two factories in Kutaisi.

Inside Georgia’s textile industry: Part I — Unions

By Tamuna Chkareuli

In part I of this multi-part series, we look at how employees are organising and how the unions work (or don’t) at two factories in Kutaisi.

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