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Invitation to Information and Study visit to Armenia for journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

At the backdrop of global rise of international conflicts and human rights abuses, South Caucasus, its affairs and issues in large part remain marginal from the attention of the European media and policymakers alike․

Since, the 2020 Karabakh War and after Russia’s war in Ukraine, the region has been undergoing crucial transformations. The 3 countries of the region – Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan – are experiencing dramatic political, security, energy and economic shifts in their affairs domestically, between themselves and in relations to the wider post-Soviet and European neighborhoods. The relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan remain an issue of particular importance as intense negotiations on normalization of relations and on Nagorno Karabakh are accompanied by intense military activities and humanitarian crises that hardly make the pages of European media. Not a part of our general knowledge, it is often difficult to fully grasp and report on such complex and sensitive issues.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, South Caucasus regional office invites journalists, correspondents, bloggers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to participate in a study-visit to Armenia to familiarize better with the country’s and region’s issues that are not only topical for the local scene but also consequential for the wider European communities.

During the study-visit, the journalists will be provided the opportunity to

  • Meet and discuss with country’s leading political experts, state officials, MPs, representatives of civil society, human rights activists etc.
  • Visit editorial offices of top media outlets specialized in everyday news, analysis, investigative journalism as well as war coverage.
  • Visit areas of conflict and settlements suffered from recent military escalations.
  • Connect with local journalists.
  • Other opportunities for preparing stories, articles, documentary.
  • Other requests from the participating journalists regarding activities or meetings can be considered prior to the visit and there will be opportunities to work independently from the program, to the extent of possibility.

The costs of the program (travel expenses, accommodation, meals and other program related expenses) will be covered Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Duration: 16-22 March (tbc)

The working language of the visit will be English. Please, specify your language proficiency in the CVs so that the organizers will be able to accommodate the group’s needs best.

How to apply: In order to participate in the visit, aspiring candidates should send their CVs and a link to samples of their works to narek.sukiasyan(at)fes.de by February 10, 2022 with subject line “application media visit”.

For questions and inquiries regarding any aspect of the program do not hesitate to contact narek.sukiasyan(at)fes.de.

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