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Liana Aghajanian

Liana Aghajanian is a journalist who has written for EurasiaNet, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, New America Media and Spot.us, a non-profit project for the “Center for Media Change,” funded by the Knight Foundation.

Living in the South Caucasus for the next few months, she has extensively covered immigrant communities while based in Los Angeles.

She is founder of Ianyan Magazine, an indepednent online publication with focus on the South Caucasus and occasionally the greater Middle East, where she reported on human rights issues and Armenian, Azeri and Turkish relations, receiving recognition from Amnesty International and local media in Armenia, as well as Global Voices.

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Latest posts by Liana Aghajanian

31 August 2012

Armenia: Ties With Hungary Severed Over Prisoner Row

Following Hungary's release of an Azerbaijani army officer convicted of murdering an Armenian soldier, Armenia has severed diplomatic ties with the Central European country.

24 August 2012

Chessmaster Gary Kasparov's Arrest During Pussy Riot Trial

Perhaps the most surprising thing to emerge out of the media saturated Pussy Riot trials other than the trial itself, was the attendance and subsequent arrest of the former Chessmaster...

18 August 2012

The South Caucasus at the 2012 Olympics

This post is part of our special coverage of the London 2012 Olympics.   The three South Caucasus countries have been participating  independently in the Olympics since 1996, and they each...

23 July 2012

Armenia: Human Rights Record Scrutinized at UN

Armenia's human rights record  was scrutinized by the United Nations Human Rights Committee earlier this week in Geneva, 14 years after its last consideration before the committee in 1998.

2 May 2012

Armenia: Backhanded Victory for Environmental Activists

Just days before Armenia's crucial parliamentary elections, environmental activists have scored yet another victory in their campaign to save one of the last remaining green spaces in the country's capital,...

22 February 2012

Armenia: Activists #Occupy Yerevan Park

Green spaces in Armenia continue to dwindle at an alarming rate, but a small yet dedicated group of environmental activists has also grown. Now, in order to prevent further damage,...

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