Onnik Krikorian · November, 2007

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.

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Latest posts by Onnik Krikorian from November, 2007

Azerbaijan: Terror Plot Reality Check

  14 November 2007

Asking Tough Questions in Tough Places is skeptical about the way last month's foiled attempt to stage terrorist attacks on government offices and diplomatic missions in Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, was reported.

Georgia: Total Censorship

  14 November 2007

Resistance Georgia comments on reports that News International owned Imedia TV has had its license revoked following last week's clashes between opposition supporters and police in downtown Tbilisi. The blog concludes that the move “is one of the most painful blows to democracy in Georgia.”

Armenia: First President to Respond

  14 November 2007

The Armenian Observer reports that Armenia's first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, will hold a rally on Friday to respond to critics of his time in power. Meanwhile, the Armenia Election Monitor 2008 comments on a Russian analysis highlighting why he might need to.

Georgia: Undemocratic Election

  14 November 2007

TOL Georgia reports that the pre-election campaign in Georgia has already unofficially started, but asks why bother to have elections at all, especially as the only media allowed to operate is supportive of the Georgian president. In a second post, TOL Georgia takes a look at how Mikhail Saakashvili hopes...

Georgia: Arrests

  14 November 2007

Referring to sources in Tbilisi, Resistance Georgia alleges that mass detentions and arrests are occurring in the aftermath of last week's disturbances in the Georgian capital. Meanwhile, the BBC's Matthew Collin posts his latest article on the protests written for The Moscow Times on his blog, This is Tbilisi Calling.

Azerbaijan: Islam and Iran

  12 November 2007

Paul Goble's Window on Eurasia looks at the reported rise of radical Islam in Azerbaijan as well as the geopolitical and regional implications of relations between Iran and Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan: Pollution & Religious Freedom

  12 November 2007

Leigh's new adventures in Azerbaijan posts links to two articles on pollution and religious freedom in the country. In the first, the blog says that the article explains why infant mortality is twice as high as the national average in Sumgait because of pollution, while the second is to a...

Armenia: Rehumanizing the “Enemy”

  12 November 2007

Blogian quotes from a Turkish newspaper calling for the “‘rehumanization’ of Armenians by Turks and vice verse.” In particular, the Armenian blogger recounts how his Great Grandmother was saved during the Armenian Genocide by a Turkish woman and wonders why there isn't a section for those Turks that saved Armenians...

Georgia: Internet Coverage

  12 November 2007

Although not a blog, The Georgian Times has published an article on the role the Internet played in covering last week's disturbances in Tbilisi, Georgia. In particular, along with mention of Flickr and YouTube, TOL Georgia and Global Voices were mentioned.

Armenia: Election Play

  12 November 2007

The Armenian Patchwork reports and posts photos on a series of theatrical plays which form part of civil society's preparations for the February presidential election in Armenia.

Armenia: Cheating Passengers

  12 November 2007

Life in Armenia accuses airlines flying to and from Armenia of cheating customers now that they've started quoting their prices in Euros instead of Dollars. Despite the difference in exchange rates, a $900 ticket is now charged at €900 — an increase of 47 percent.

Georgia: Media Doubts

  12 November 2007

Casting doubts over the reliability of the media in the South Caucasus, TOL Georgia says that an earlier report about one protester dying as a result of the clash in Tbilisi last week has been removed from the pro-opposition news source. During the April 2004 crackdown on opposition protests in...

Georgia: Discontent

  11 November 2007

Social Science in the Caucasus, the blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center, takes the opportunity after last week's unrest in Tbilisi to analyze data collected since 2004 on the level of discontent in Georgian society.

Azerbaijan: Halloween Bayram!

  11 November 2007

More Peace Corps Volunteers post an account of preparing for Halloween and introducing the event to schoolchildren in Azerbaijan. This time, albeit belatedly, is the turn of Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog.

Turkey: Anti-Armenian Music Video

  11 November 2007

Unzipped reports that musicians in Turkey are currently on trial for uploading a music clip to YouTube glorifying the murder in Istanbul earlier this year of ethnic Armenian newspaper editor and journalist, Hrant Dink. Prosecutors are demanding up to 7.5 years imprisonment for the accused.

Armenia: Presidential Candidate

  10 November 2007

The Armenia Election Monitor 2008 reports that as expected, the ruling Republican party has nominated the prime minister as their candidate for the presidential election to be held on 19 February 2008 in Armenia.

Georgia: Accusations

  10 November 2007

Resistance Georgia points the finger at the Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Defence Committee for masterminding last week's suppression and violent dispersal of an opposition protest in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Incidentally, the anti-Saakashvili blog by human rights lawyer Anna Dolidze has also been quoted by the New York Times.

Georgia: Ambassador Resigns

  10 November 2007

Resistance Georgia and TOL Georgia report that Levan Mikeladze has resigned as Georgian Ambassador to Switzerland in protest at last week's police crackdown in Tbilisi. TOL Georgia applauds the diplomat for his courage while Resistance Georgia reproduces his letter explaining why.

Georgia: Non-violent Resistance

  10 November 2007

Via TOL Georgia and Unzipped, the former President of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association, Anna Dolidze, has set up a blog dedicated to “non-violent resistance to Saakashvili's dictatorial regime in Georgia.”

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