24 April Memorial and Demonstration outside the Turkish Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia

24 April marked the 99th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of as many as 1.5 million ethnic Armenians living in the then Ottoman Empire. Widely considered by historians to be the first Genocide of the 20th Century, Armenians worldwide gather on this date to remember the dead or demonstrate to demand recognition. Members of the ethnic Armenian community in Tbilisi, Georgia, are no different.

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The Media and Internet in Regional Cooperation for Peace and Stability

Following my recent presentation for the U.K.’s Advanced Command and Staff Course during its study visit to Georgia, my next on the South Caucasus is set for later today at the Caucasian House in Tbilisi. This time, however, the main focus will be on the media in the context of regional cooperation for peace and stability.

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Beyond Waiting: Stories from the Turkey-Armenia Border — A Multimedia Exhibition

Having already been shown at the Galata Fotoğrafhanesi Fotoğraf Akademisi in Istanbul last year, the Beyond Waiting: Stories from the Turkey-Armenia Border multimedia exhibition finally hits Yerevan today and will run from 27 August to 7 September at the ACCEA/NPAK Armenian Center for Contemporary and Experimental Art. Without a doubt it’s one of the best cross-border media projects I’ve seen in the region and especially as it presents Armenia-Turkey relations and the closed border in a new and very compelling way.

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Tbilisi Open Air Plus One

After well over a decade photographing the rock scene in Armenia, it was great to finally get the chance to attend a festival in Georgia, and not least because it's usually there where bands from the entire region get to perform. Unfortunately, there were none from Azerbaijan this time, but there were bands from Armenia, Turkey, and Iran in addition to those from the local scene.

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