Our trainees are publishing!
We are always serious when we stress that our media training workshop in Armenia doesn´t finish in Armenia. Since we left the Caucasus, we´ve been monitoring their work by helping them with pitches for international media outlets and, eventually, with their stories. September marks the start of the brutal offensive launched by Azerbaijan against the..
Media training in Armenia: mission accomplished!
“Why did you all choose journalism?” This was the first question we asked. Sitting in front of us, fifteen women and two men, all young people from Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, gathering in a hotel in Goris (southern Armenia). A week dedicated to an intensive reporting course was about to start. We gave them five..
“Parallel 33” in San Sebastian
Parallel 33 has always been related to mystery but the truth is that running into war is much easier. We have crisscrossed it overland several times over the last two decades; for those living there, though, the sea is often their only way out. Who are they? What are their lives like? What do they..
Training journalists in Armenia
The recent armed conflict in Nagorno Karabakh has highlighted several gaps among the Armenian media community. Many local reporters would be dragged into a conflict zone for the first time in their lives, putting both their lives and others´ in danger while avoiding crossing “red lines” to harmonize with the propaganda blasted by the government...
A media training workshop in Iraqi Kurdistan
Needless to say, the virus didn’t make it easy for us either. We were set to fly by last February, but the pandemic was hitting hard in a place where there are hardly any barriers or firebreaks against this invisible enemy. We are talking about the Iraqi Kurdistan region. Finally, we were able to fly..
Ronak in Nagorno Karabakh
When should a journalist travel to a conflict zone? Is it worth taking advantage of the initial outburst or is it better to wait until the final fireworks? The ideal would be to cover the entire war, to be there before and after, yet it is often very difficult to establish clear cuts in time..
Migrants in time of pandemics
Karlos Zurutuza traveled to Turkey to report on a new wave of migrants and refugees trying to cross into Greece. The Greek Police turned into an unsurpassable wall for a majority who found themselves stranded in a foreign country, with no chances whatsoever to even go back home You can follow their stories in Jot..