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International Journalists Visiting Artsakh After April War
Last week, Artsakh welcomed 15 journalists from different countries – including the UK, USA, Ukraine, Latvia, Moldova, and Italy. The visit was arranged by European Friends of Armenia, EuFoA, with logistical support from the Tufenkian Foundation.
The journalists stayed in Artsakh for three days. During that time, they visited the eastern front – including Martakert town and Talish and Mataghis villages – where they saw the areas affected by the war. They also visited nearby areas which are being cleared of mines by HALO Trust. (Actually this area was cleared after the first war, but after the recent bombardment, it was in need of cleaning once again).
The journalists also visited Stepanakert military hospital and talked to the wounded soldiers there. Later they visited Shushi, saw the sights there, and talked to the local residents. A small group also accompanied us for a walk through Shushi, during which they talked to passers-by and were even invited for a cup of coffee by a woman who was a refugee from Baku, whose son serves on the front lines.
The journalists also took part in official meetings, particularly with PM Ara Harutyunyan, Head of National Assembly Ashot Ghulyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Karen Mirzoyan, and NKR Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan.
Here is the full list of articles in the international media published after journalists' visit.
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“Arevik” Daycare Center: A Month After Its Launch
It been more than a month since the “Arevik” Daycare Center opened its doors in the city of Ijevan. Already, the center has drawn more than 50 children who are involved in its daily life.
17.07.16read more >>
Taking Care of the Seeds: Vanadzor’s “Shogh” Center Launches a Pilot Alumni Program
What do you do if you are 16 and do not want to leave the children's center that was your second home for the past 3-4 years? Vanadzor’s “Shogh” center’s 16 years old teenagers faced this dilemma as they reached age of graduation.
15.07.16read more >>
Notes from the Director's Desk
I did not know what to expect when I traveled to Artsakh for the first time as the new Executive Director of the Tufenkian Foundation. I had been there numerous times before; I had seen and felt the beauty of this incredibly beautiful yet rugged land; I had heard and read the sad, yet heroic stories of its people - stories of war and survival, memories as old as the land itself.
30.06.16read more >>