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 November, 2007
Georgia: Neo-Bolshevik Propaganda
Resistance Georgia, an anti-Saakashvili blog, says there are grounds to compare the administration of the Georgian president to the Bolsheviks.
Georgia: Politicians Speak
TOL Georgia posts a collection of quotes from various political figures commenting on the recent unrest and clashes in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
Armenia: Spam the Vote
The Armenian Observer reports on the continuing efforts of U.S.-born opposition politician Raffi Hovannisian to get his Armenian citizenship backdated enough to allow him to run for president next year. However, the blog raises concerns at the use of spamming techniques by his Heritage party to do so.
Armenia: Divided Opposition
Citing press reports and opinion polls, the Armenia Election Monitor 2008 reports on the reluctance of the main opposition party leaders to support the candidacy of former president Levon Ter Petrosian in next year's presidential election in Armenia.
Despite recent opposition protests and a state of emergency being declared, Social Science in the Caucasus reports that in general, “Georgia has been doing well” in terms of progress in many areas. Nevertheless, despite concluding that “Georgia is and remains a success story,” the blog says “the successes can be...
Blogian says that war and conflict often prevents Armenians and Azeris from looking at the similarities between the two nations. Unfortunately, one thing that both Armenia and Azerbaijan have in common is a high rate of human trafficking.
Armenia: USA Today?
Blogian says that an editor at USA Today has questioned reports in the Armenian media that a localized weekly digest of its material is to be published in Armenia this Friday.
Georgia: Campaign Promises
TOL Georgia looks at the campaign promises being made by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili ahead of January's vote. The blog also says that state employees are reportedly under pressure to re-elect the incumbent.
Armenia: Dark Years
Zarchka at Life Around Me says that former president Levon Ter Petrosian will always be synonymous with the days when Armenia had frequent power cuts. Indeed, she notes, rare power outages in the capital are now jokingly linked to Ter Petrosian's plans to contest next year's presidential election.
Armenia: Opposition Protest
Armenia and me says Friday's rally by the radical opposition in Armenia had more energy than previous ones.
Armenia: She Stoops to Conquer
Trygveu at Armenia and me writes about a play to be staged in Yerevan. The Norwegian ex-pat aid worker will take a leading role in She Stoops to Conquer.
Turkey: Armenian Stories
Myrthe at Internations Musings reviews a book of short stories by Turkish-Armenian writer Jaklin Celik.
Armenia: Rising Prices
The Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement takes a look at various theories in circulation to explain recent price rises in Armenia.
Georgia: Imedi Returns
TOL Georgia reports that journalists at the Georgian TV station Imedi which was taken off the air during the recent opposition protest will resume their work by writing for a local newspaper.
Armenia: Return of the
Levon Ter Petrosian, Opposition Rally, Liberty Square, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia Without a doubt, the most significant event this winter has been the return of the first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, to the political scene in Armenia. Resigning in 1998 and living virtually as a recluse, Ter Petrosian came out...
As it starts to turn cold, Raffi K at Life in Armenia ushers in the winter with a post that also comments on a planned rally by the country's first president later today. As former leader plans to address several criticisms of his time in power, the blogger says most...
Armenia: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
With the presidential election only three months away, the Armenia Election Monitor 2008 says that attempts to disrupt opposition meetings might backfire. On the eve of one such rally to be held in Yerevan tomorrow, the blog reports that the authorities have erected a huge stage in the same location...
Armenia: Freedom of Assembly
The Armenian Observer posts one of two public service announcements aimed at informing citizens in Armenia about their rights when attending political rallies. The PSAs come three months before Armenians go to the polls to elect a new president.
Georgia: Russia, Conflict & Paranoia
Steady State reports that with a presidential election now scheduled for January in Georgia, the issue of Russia and frozen conflicts in the former Soviet republic is being exploited by the president for political purposes. Steady State, however, wonders if Georgian officials shouldn't instead seek prescription drugs for paranoia.
Caucasus: LGBT Conference
Unzipped: Gay Armenia has an exclusive interview with Christopher Atamian, President of the Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of New York on the situation of the LGBT community in Armenia. The interview also details plans to hold a conference on LGBT rights in the Caucasus in the very near future.
Armenia: Donor Fatigue
Raising concerns about corruption, Nazarian says he is unsure whether to donate to the annual telethon held in the Diaspora to raise funds for Armenia.