What does it mean to be a volunteer in a country and a society that is vastly different from your own? Sofia Bergmann reflects on her experience in Armenia.
Sofia Bergmann studies journalism and photography at Northeastern University in Boston, and is currently working for EVN Report as an intern before getting her bachelor's degree. Aside from Boston, she has reported out of Havana, Cuba for one month with the Northeastern School of Journalism, and worked as an art journalist in Berlin for half of 2018. While she has written on topics from environmental to cultural as well as feature stories, Sofia is now thrilled to be a part of the discourse surrounding Armenian society. She will be with EVN Report until December of 2019.
With numbers expected to reach record peaks in 2020, Armenia’s current grassroots tourism industry stands in a formative transition period that could go many ways.
In the face of war and turmoil, music has remained one of Artsakh’s most cherished aspects of their culture. Tradition and new influences are what keep the music alive.
About a month ago, reports started coming in of storks covered in some kind of oil, causing serious harm to the birds. Sofia Bergmann writes about how immense community involvement unveiled a symbiotic relationship between residents and the stork so vital to the Ararat Valley.
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