Our students are writing (and publishing)!
We were serious when we stressed that our media training workshop in Armenia last August wouldn´t finish in Armenia. Since we left the Caucasus, we´ve been monitoring their work by helping them with pitches for international media outlets and, eventually, with their stories.
Last September marked a year since the start of the brutal offensive launched by Azerbaijan against the enclave in which more than 6,600 people died and which ended with Azerbaijan regaining control of large swaths of territory.
The war is not over. The international media is seemingly putting the focus elsewhere but civilians in Nagorno Karabakh are facing a lack of basic services such as water and electricity and, very specially, security. Clashes are still a common currency, several villages have either been emptied or cut in two by the new boundaries between Armenia and Azerbaijan and thousands of families remain displaced. Foreign journalists are no longer on the ground, so the work of the local ones is as crucial as ever. This is how they´re telling the story.
Displaced women from Artsakh find home in a small weaving studio (Lilit Shahverdyan, Mirror Spectator)
Heatwave and drought leave Nagorno Karabakh short of water (Gevorg Mnatsakanyan, Eurasianet)
Kärlek och krig i Artsach (Irina Safaryan, Blankspot)
Construction noise replaces sound of fighting (Gevorg Mnatsakanyan, Eurasianet)
Un rostro de mujer en la guerra de Nagorno Karabaj (Siranush Sargsyan, Ara.info)
Conflicte del Nagorno Karabakh: les dones desplaçades es preparen per a una nova guerra (Gohar Ghazaryan, Diari de Barcelona)
Azerbaijan-Iran tensions highlights Karabaj´s energy supplies (Gevorg Mnatsakanyan, Eurasianet)
Iazidites a Armenia, entre l´amor y l´oblit (Lilya Grigoryan, Diari de Barcelona)
Los días entre fantasmas (Anush Gavalyan, Gara)
A village between war and peace (Lilit Shahverdyan, Mirror Spectator)
Life among ghosts: One year after the war in Nagorno-Karabakh (Anush Gavalyan, Greek City Times)
Love and war in Arstakh (Irina Safaryan, Armenian Weekly)
Fashion provides work and hope in Artsakh (Siranush Sargsyan, Mirror Spectator)
Tangled up between wine and war (Lilit Shahverdyan, Mirror Spectator)
The Pure Spirit of ‘Zulali’ Appears on the Big Screen (Lilit Shahverdyan, Mirror Spectator)