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Memory Erases Memory

Memory Erases Memory

Photojournalist Vaghinak Ghazaryan and Russian writer and journalist Yan Shenkman explore notions of immigration, exile, perhaps even sojourner through images and words to describe the challenges of leaving one life to start another one in a new country.

Գործուն զղջումը որպես բարեփոխված անպատժելիություն

Remorse as Reformed Impunity

A video surfaced last month showing a police officer beating a minor, leading to public furor and demands for justice. But what if the video had not been released? Is this the police reform the public has been promised? Gohar Abrahamyan explains.

Դու ես քո գլխի տերը․ միայնակ հիվանդները Հայաստանում

Lone Patients

In Armenia, patients who are alone, with no immediate family or a caregiver often find themselves in difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, it seems that there is not yet a solution to this problem.

Նրանք անօգնական չե՛ն

They Are Not Helpless

Two years after the end of the 2020 Artsakh War, wounded soldiers are trying to return to some sense of normalcy. Their strength and resolve are captured by photojournalist Ani Gevorgyan.

Reimagining Education Policy

Reimagining Education Policy

The Armenian government has recently attempted to reconfigure the country’s educational system, with the stated goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing quality. While this is a noble effort, without quantified analysis, it leads to more questions than answers.

The War Dance

A photo essay by Vaghinak Ghazaryan about teachers Stepan and Mariam and their recounting of the 2020 Artsakh War. A story that has to be continued before it is told, as Stepan is once again on the frontlines.

7×25 cm

After losing his job, photojournalist Vaghinak Ghazaryan, started driving a taxi. Combining his love of cars with his love of photography, he began capturing images of his passengers through the rearview mirror.

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The Fight

In this moving photo story, award-winning photojournalist Vaghinak Ghazaryan, follows the story of a mother whose son was buried alive after his unit came under attack during the 2020 Artsakh War.

A National Hiking Trail

A National Hiking Trail

The opening of the Armenian section of the Transcaucasian Trail means hikers can now walk the length of Armenia along a specially-constructed footpath that connects the Iranian and Georgian borders, taking in some of Armenia’s most spectacular landscapes and cultural sites on the way.

Combating Child Sexual Abuse

Combating Child Sexual Abuse

Although norms prohibiting violence against, and sexual exploitation of, children have been enshrined in international and domestic legal mechanisms, violence against children remains one of the most serious challenges in the modern world.

The Nuclear Option

The Nuclear Option

Armenia’s Nuclear Power Plant in Metsamor is vital for Armenia’s energy security; it also poses dangers that are often overlooked. While the focus has been its location, less public scrutiny has been paid to its ongoing environmental impact.

The Hunt for Spies

There have been numerous public accusations related to espionage and high treason since the start of the 2020 Artsakh War. Despite all the noise, only one case of high treason and one case of espionage were filed during and after the war.

The Guardian Ghosts of Gyumri

The Guardian Ghosts of Gyumri

Most in Armenia have heard about the families that live in the “domiks” of Gyumri - metal containers that were converted into makeshift homes following the 1988 earthquake. What most don’t know is that there are others in the city who live in condemned buildings on the verge of collapse.

The Eternal Minority?

The Eternal Minority?

Armenians scattered globally share one very prominent reality: they represent a minority status, writes Paul Mirabile arguing that the Armenians' numerical “weakness” has forged a most extraordinary but, at the same time, a most tragic reality.

The Demographic Face of War

War casualties are one of the major components of Armenia’s demographic crisis. Beyond their immediate impact, they also leave traces for years afterwards.

2020: Battling Many Fronts

2020: Battling Many Fronts

EVN Report looks back at a year that forced the Armenian people to battle multiple fronts, from the COVID-19 pandemic to a 44-day war launched by Azerbaijan that resulted in devastating human and territorial losses.

The Physics Intersection: From Armenia’s Scientific Past Toward Its Future

In Memoriam: Dr. Gregory Areshian

Leaving behind a prolific legacy that included a distinguished academic career and groundbreaking archaeological discoveries, Dr. Gregory Areshian’s passing left a void for generations of students who considered him a teacher, friend and mentor.

Dispatches From Beirut

Dispatches From Beirut

Residents of Beirut try to come to grips with the devastating blast on August 4, 2020, that destroyed parts of the port and several neighborhoods, leaving over 150 dead, almost 6000 wounded and over 300,000 homeless. Photo story by Roubina Margossian from Beirut.

Distance Education in Times of Coronavirus

Distance Education in Times of Coronavirus

Educational institutions around the world are moving to online learning as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc. Narek Manukyan examines the Armenian education system’s preparedness for distance learning following the government’s announcement of a one-month state of emergency in the country.

Diaries of Escape

Diaries of Escape

What does it mean to leave behind friends, family, community and memories? The pain of loss and departure can be difficult to bear and sometimes impossible to talk about. Those emotions, however, sometimes find their way onto the pages of diaries.

Women on Bikes

Women on Bikes

While understanding the historical importance and benefits of bicycles in women’s lives, why are less females riding bikes? Some major cities in the U.S. and Europe have conducted studies to understand this, and the main factor is safety.

Armenian Healthcare: Fissures and Fixes

Armenian Healthcare: Fissures and Fixes

Armenia is slowly inching towards a model of universal healthcare where all citizens will be able to access quality healthcare without falling into financial hardship. While recent developments have definitively set Armenia on that path, much remains to be done to ensure that no one falls through the cracks.

A Conceptual Gap: The Case of “Western Armenia”

A Conceptual Gap: The Case of “Western Armenia”

“Western Armenia” as a concept is a crucial component of the Armenian national narrative, mostly in the Diaspora. In this article, Varak Ketsemanian raises some questions regarding the Armenian reality’s understanding of “Western Armenia,” its biases and blind-spots. He suggests refining the ways in which we discuss and represent “Western Armenia” in the 21st century.

Women of Armenia

Women of Armenia

Almost a third of families living in rural Armenia are female-headed households, a UN Report in 2017 found. These households are more likely to be in extreme poverty than male-headed households. This film by Tsovinar Hakobyan and Joe Nerssessian focuses on the lives of five women from Syunik.

Lessons From an Armenian Diaspora Online Survey

Lessons From an Armenian Diaspora Online Survey

Is it in the mutual interest of Armenia and the diaspora to build a stronger connection with one another? A recent study on Armenia-Diaspora relations sheds new light on perceptions, opportunities and possibilities, one of which might be the creation of a diaspora-portal as a web-based sorting database for establishing connections.

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Velvet Revolution: The Moments In-Between

In 2018, the Armenian people were swept up in a nationwide movement that would come to be known as the Velvet Revolution. Photojournalist Eric Grigorian took thousands of photos, documenting and capturing images of ordinary people who came together to achieve the extraordinary. Through his own words, Grigorian tells the story of the revolution and the moments in-between.

Seeking Perfection

Seeking Perfection

Dr. Aram Hovsepyan examines how people can sometimes fall victim to hidden violence by those closest to them. While this case study is an extreme one that led to implausible results, it highlights the need for education, awareness and most of all, compassion.

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