Onnik Krikorian is a British journalist and photojournalist who has been resident in the Republic of Armenia since 1998. He also works extensively in Georgia and until moving to Armenia worked on the Kurds in Turkey since 1997 and the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh since 1994.
He has worked contracts at The Bristol Evening Post, The Independent, and The Economist in the U.K., and his articles and photographs have been published by The Los Angeles Times, New Internationalist, The Scotsman, Transitions Online, Middle East Insight, Oneworld.net, EurasiaNet, The Institute for War & Peace Reporting, New York University Press, UNICEF, and Amnesty International, among others.
Krikorian also regularly fixes for Al Jazeera English, the BBC and The Wall Street Journal. He maintains a blog from Armenia and the South Caucasus at http://blog.oneworld.am and also posts for the London-based Frontline Club at http://frontlineclub.com/blogs/onnikkrikorian.
Last year he started a personal project using new and social media in order to assist in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict resolution at http://www.oneworld.am/diversity/. He also regularly presents on this topic at conferences worldwide. His personal web site is at http://www.oneworld.am.
Latest posts by Onnik Krikorian from October, 2011
South Caucasus Diary comments on Azerbaijan becoming a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. The political blogger notes that voting was not as straightforward as it could have been, perhaps because of the country's human rights record, and says that a diplomatic triumph might yet turn into a trap.
On Sunday, the earthquake that struck Van, a city in South Eastern Turkey, was felt in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and other parts of the small South Caucasus country. Onnik Krikorian reports.
Cilicia.com recounts a recent experience of dining out at a Pizza restaurant in Central Yerevan. Sitting on the roof terrace of Diamond Pizza the group of ethnic Armenians from the Diaspora were told they could not eat pizza because if they did so “that’s all people would order.”
The British Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, has announced that newly arrived Ambassador Peter Bateman will take questions via Twitter on Thursday 27th October.
Fresh from his recent journey through Turkey, Areg Harutyunyan posts a photograph of a Mercedes with an Azerbaijani number plate driving on the roads of Yerevan, the Armenian capital, on his Google+ page. Although likely a foreign resident of the oil-rich country, the photo has initiated an interesting discussion as...
Shreddernet examines the Extreme Metal scene in Armenia and asks whether its dark melodies and themes have a place in the Caucasus. For a small number of the region's inhabitants the blog says the answer appears to be yes, and the post includes an interview with Daeron, a local metal...
Following a Twitter campaign by Amnesty International calling for the release of imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev, the international human rights watchdog has launched another in support of a young Facebook activist in Azerbaijan who was jailed in May. The earlier action was followed by Fatullayev's release just days later and...
Unzipped comments on the latest deaths in the Armenian military and says that it is an indication of endemic problems of violence and bullying in the ranks. The blog also criticizes the official response that highlighting such problems lowers morale and is the work of ‘foreign sponsored NGOs.’
Scary Azeri posts an interview with fellow Azerbaijani blogger Feride Sadikhova Buyuran best known for her blog on national cuisine, AZ Cookbook.
Aaron in Azerbaijan introduces his readers to other bloggers writing from the former Soviet republic, including one half of his two fellow PCVs who went viral with their Caspian Dreaming music video and a young female blogger already making a name for herself with personal observations of life in her...
Scary Azeri explains that she named her blog as such simply because it rhymed. However, she comments sarcastically, perhaps she would have less detractors if she had named it “A beautiful, sophisticated, not at all corrupt but very democratic, accepting and tolerant Azeri.”
Ianyan posts its own obituary to Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, who died yesterday. The blog says that Jobs revolutionized the way we use personal computers and mobile telephones while also detailing his adoption by an ethnic Armenian mother. Meanwhile, another Armenian blog, Unzipped, says thank you to the visionary innovator.
Tamada Tales comments on remarks made by a senior member of the ruling government party in Azerbaijan in response to allegations made by the BBC that a senior official tried to bribe the oil-rich country's way to two gold medals for boxing in next year's Olympic Games to be held...