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 from July, 2011
Armenia: Uproar Over Head of Church's Remarks
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 his resignation.
With Armenia ranking 123 out of 178 countries in a 2010 Transparency International report measuring corruption, Life in the Caucasus, a blog maintained by a Peace Corps volunteer in the country, notes that bribery take place at all levels of society and in every sphere of life.