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 January, 2008
Armenia: Language Problem
Armenia continues its reports on life as a volunteer from the Armenian Diaspora living and working in the country. In particular, the blogger says, knowing Russian can be a disadvantage for ethnic Armenians hoping to learn or improve their local language skills.
Armenia: Dictator of the Month
The Armenia Blog comments on the discovery of a website, Dictator of the Month, that includes the former Armenian president and candidate for next month's election, Levon Ter-Petrossian, in its notorious list of undemocratic leaders.
Armenia: Gays in the Diaspora
Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on how being homosexual or lesbian is still considered a taboo subject to talk about in the Armenian Diaspora. The blogger also links to and discusses an academic paper on the LGBT Armenians at UCLA.
Armenia: Election Time
A Flying Kiwi in Armenia reports that campaigning for next month's presidential election has begun and the atmosphere is getting “a little frantic.” The blogger says that while former president Levon Ter-Petrossian has some support in society, the favorite remains the prime minister who has the “entire public service throwing...
Armenia: On The Campaign Trail
My Armenia Election Monitor 2008 has accounts and photographs of meetings with voters now that the official pre-election campaign period in Armenia is finally underway. In the first three, rallies by former president Levon Ter Petrosian and prime minister Serge Sargsyan are covered while there is also a brief look...
Armenia: Predictable Presidential Election
Halfway Down the Danube takes a look at the start of the pre-election campaign ahead of next month's presidential election in Armenia. The blog says that all signs are that the prime minister, Serge Sargsyan, will win and not least because of the administrative resources at his disposal. However, the...
Caucasus: High Speed Internet
Social Science in the Caucasus says that 3 percent of Georgians have Internet access at home, but that it's quality leaves something to be desired. While Azerbaijan has the fastest download speed in the region, the Caucasus still lags behind the developed world.
Azerbaijan: Living is Easy?
Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog says that life in Azerbaijan during the winter isn't so easy, but it is interesting. The two PCVs describe living through the cold season in the land of fire.
Armenia: Presidential Election Day 2
The Armenian Patchwork reports on day two of the official pre-election campaign for next month's presidential election in Armenia. She posts photographs of a rally held by presidential hopeful and former head of state Levon Ter-Petrosian in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Despite the cold weather, thousands of supporters from the...
Turkey: Crocodile Tears?
Erkan's Field Diary posts an account of attending Saturday's memorial to slain Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink in Istanbul on the first anniversary of his murder by an ultra-nationalist youth. The blogger says that while he is pleased to see some consensus in Turkish society about the tragedy of Dink's...
Azerbaijan: Analyzing Black January
Asking Tough Questions in Tough Places analyzes another blog post on the 18th anniversary of Black January in Azerbaijan.
Armenia: Presidential Election Monitor
My Armenia Election Monitor 2008 blog is now fully up and running and in cooperation with GV Author The Armenian Observer, it is anticipated that a weekly round up of discussion and debate in the Armenian, Russian and English language blogospheres will be made available through Global Voices Online. The...
Kyle’s Journey in Armenia reports that Peace Corps Volunteers and other expat workers in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, are delighted by the opening of the country's first ever Kenty Fried Chicken franchise. However, the blogger remarks, not everybody is happy that ketchup is sold by the sachet.
Azerbaijan: The Day the Soviet Union Died
Window on Eurasia remembers the events and circumstances surrounding Black Friday, 20 January 1990, when Soviet troops went on the rampage in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. The blog says the event marked the end of the former Soviet Union.
Turkey: Dink on LGBT Issues
On the first anniversary of the murder of Hrant Dink in Istanbul, Turkey, Unzipped: Gay Armenia remembers the slain newspaper editor and journalist speaking on Turkey-Armenia relations as well as family and gay issues.
Turkey: Remembering Hrant Dink
Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the murder of ethnic Armenian newspaper editor and journalist Hrant Dink in Istanbul, Turkey. Dink was shot outside the office of the Agos newspaper on 19 January 2007. A prolific advocate for civil, human and minority rights in Turkey, Dink was killed by 17-year-old Ogun Samast.
Armenia/Turkey: Remembering Hrant Dink
Today marks the first anniversary of the murder of ethnic Armenian newspaper editor and journalist Hrant Dink in Istanbul, Turkey. Marilisa Lorusso's blog remembers Dink by dedicating an albeit short post to him.
Armenia: Election Symbolism & Slogans
Bekaisa posts an image of what looks like a badge designed and created for the pre-election campaign of former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian. The image of a clenched fists at an opposition rally has provoked an interesting discussion in English and Russian on the use of symbols and slogans for the...
Armenia: Vote Bribes
Bekaisa posts an appeal to the Armenian government as well as the electorate demanding that the former not offer bribes in exchange for votes, and urging the latter not to accept financial incentives for their support. Instead she appeals to voters to protect their votes.
Armenia: Copyright Infringement?
As a photojournalist as well as blogger, I have made low resolution images shot for next month's presidential election in Armenia available for free use by other bloggers in the hope that presentation in the local blogosphere improves. However, when licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license I...
Armenia: Discredited Opinion Polls
Unzipped comments on news that the U.S. Embassy and the International Republican Institute (IRI) have scrapped plans to hold an exit poll during next month's presidential election. Although the blogger was initially in favor of the idea, he now says that while the decision can be considered bad news, it...