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Kolkhozashen goes to school

One of the most remote villages in Nagorno-Karabakh has found a new sense of purpose with the unexpected arrival of a teacher from Yerevan. 

Kolkhozashen goes to school

By Ani Avetisyan

One of the most remote villages in Nagorno-Karabakh has found a new sense of purpose with the unexpected arrival of a teacher from Yerevan. 

19/05/2022

The woman challenging Georgia’s far-right

Samira Bayramova’s activism has made her a target of radical right-wing groups in southern Georgia.

The woman challenging Georgia’s far-right

By Tata Shoshiashvili

Samira Bayramova’s activism has made her a target of radical right-wing groups in southern Georgia.

4/05/2022

Invisible scars: Children, war, and mental health in Azerbaijan

Two wars and repeated clashes have taken their toll on Azerbaijani children living near Nagorno-Karabakh’s line of contact.

Invisible scars: Children, war, and mental health in Azerbaijan

By Parvana Rahimova

Two wars and repeated clashes have taken their toll on Azerbaijani children living near Nagorno-Karabakh’s line of contact.

3/05/2022

Censorship and violence: the challenges to press freedom in the Caucasus in 2022

OC Media spoke with journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Daghestan, and Georgia about the challenges they must overcome to report the news.

Censorship and violence: the challenges to press freedom in the Caucasus in 2022

By Shota Kincha

OC Media spoke with journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Daghestan, and Georgia about the challenges they must overcome to report the news.

28/04/2022

Kidnapped outside Mariupol

Huseyn Abdullayev, an Azerbaijani student held for a month by Russian troops, tells of daily abuse, torture, and apparent extrajudicial executions. 

Kidnapped outside Mariupol

By Ismi Aghayev

Huseyn Abdullayev, an Azerbaijani student held for a month by Russian troops, tells of daily abuse, torture, and apparent extrajudicial executions. 

27/04/2022

Seeking asylum and a cure in Germany

Many Armenians who cannot afford costly medical procedures see asylum in Germany as their only chance for treatment recovery — despite the high chance of deportation  

Seeking asylum and a cure in Germany

By Aren Melikyan

Many Armenians who cannot afford costly medical procedures see asylum in Germany as their only chance for treatment recovery — despite the high chance of deportation  

18/04/2022

Stepanakert’s memory hotel

The women living at the Ed-Em hotel carry with them the trauma of 30 years of conflict, but also the spark of hope for a better future.

Stepanakert’s memory hotel

By Ani Avetisyan

The women living at the Ed-Em hotel carry with them the trauma of 30 years of conflict, but also the spark of hope for a better future.

15/04/2022

Russian émigrés face chilly reception in Georgia

Worries over war-related migration from Russia reflect Georgians’ struggle to make sense of the war in Ukraine.

Russian émigrés face chilly reception in Georgia

By Shota Kincha

Worries over war-related migration from Russia reflect Georgians’ struggle to make sense of the war in Ukraine.

8/04/2022

Distance from a home at war

Bucha resident Tetiana Rovna spoke with OC media about her experience as a refugee and what it means to witness one’s home ravaged by war from afar.

Distance from a home at war

By Aren Melikyan

Bucha resident Tetiana Rovna spoke with OC media about her experience as a refugee and what it means to witness one’s home ravaged by war from afar.

5/04/2022

‘Women against the meat-grinder’: the Armenian women campaigning for peace

As fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh continues to flare up, talk of peace in Armenia is often subject to harsh criticism.

‘Women against the meat-grinder’: the Armenian women campaigning for peace

By Arpi Bekaryan

As fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh continues to flare up, talk of peace in Armenia is often subject to harsh criticism.

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