Liana Aghajanian is a journalist who has written for EurasiaNet, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, New America Media and Spot.us, a non-profit project for the “Center for Media Change,” funded by the Knight Foundation.
Living in the South Caucasus for the next few months, she has extensively covered immigrant communities while based in Los Angeles.
She is founder of Ianyan Magazine, an indepednent online publication with focus on the South Caucasus and occasionally the greater Middle East, where she reported on human rights issues and Armenian, Azeri and Turkish relations, receiving recognition from Amnesty International and local media in Armenia, as well as Global Voices.
Latest posts by Liana Aghajanian
5 September 2012
31 August 2012
Following Hungary's release of an Azerbaijani army officer convicted of murdering an Armenian soldier, Armenia has severed diplomatic ties with the Central European country.
24 August 2012
Perhaps the most surprising thing to emerge out of the media saturated Pussy Riot trials other than the trial itself, was the attendance and subsequent arrest of the former Chessmaster...
22 August 2012
21 August 2012
19 August 2012
18 August 2012
This post is part of our special coverage of the London 2012 Olympics. The three South Caucasus countries have been participating independently in the Olympics since 1996, and they each...
23 July 2012
Armenia's human rights record was scrutinized by the United Nations Human Rights Committee earlier this week in Geneva, 14 years after its last consideration before the committee in 1998.
2 May 2012
Just days before Armenia's crucial parliamentary elections, environmental activists have scored yet another victory in their campaign to save one of the last remaining green spaces in the country's capital,...
22 February 2012
Green spaces in Armenia continue to dwindle at an alarming rate, but a small yet dedicated group of environmental activists has also grown. Now, in order to prevent further damage,...
22 December 2011
Surik Khachatryan, the governor of Armenia's southern Syunik province, has been making headlines in the last month for all the wrong reasons. No stranger to controversy, activists are now demanding...
20 October 2011
Domestic violence has long been a taboo subject in Armenian circles. But when 20-year-old mother Zaruhi Petrosyan was brutally beaten to death by her husband and mother-in-law last October, the...
21 July 2011
Angered by remarks made by the the country's spiritual leader about the upkeep of churches and monasteries, some Armenians are using social networking sites such as Facebook to call for...
28 June 2011
In the last few days animal activists are making unprecedented use of social media in the South Caucasus by demanding that the inhumane killing of stray dogs end by flooding...
26 June 2011
LGBT persons are still facing discrimination in Armenia and much of the rest of the South Caucasus, a new groundbreaking two-year study by the Council of Europe (CoE) has found.