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 September, 2008
Caucasus: More Journalists Attacked, Killed
Following the death in police custody of a prominent critic of the authorities in Ingushetia, Terror News Briefs says that a rare anti-government rally held to protest the death of yet another journalist in the Russian Federation is sign of increased volatility in the Caucasus. Meanwhile, The Other Russia comments...
Georgia: IDPs — Lessons Learned
Following last month's military conflict with Russia, Social Science in the Caucasus examines the issues surrounding Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Georgia. The blog examines the lessons learned from past conflicts in the country in the hope that mistakes can be avoided when international donor money comes flooding in.
Armenia: Nagorno Karabakh Independence Marked, Anti-Turkish Protests Planned
While the international media concerns itself with the two breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia, bloggers reminds their readers that yesterday marked the 17th anniversary of the declaration of independence by another self-declared republic in the South Caucasus — Nagorno Karabakh. Marking the occasion in Yerevan also gave one political party the opportunity to declare its intention to stage street protests when the Turkish president arrives in Armenia this weekend.
Georgia: Information War
A Second Hand Conjecture comments on the information war currently being waged between Russia and Georgia after the recent conflict over South Ossetia. The blog notes that one site established to put forward the Georgian case online utilizes slick marketing skills absent from the Russian side.
Russia: Kremlin Critic Shot Dead
Red Menace comments on news that a vocal critic of the Kremlin and local administration in Ingushetia has died from a gunshot wound to the head sustatined while in police custody. If his death was an accident, the blog asks somewhat rhetorically, why was web site owner Magomed Yevloyev's body...