A Journalist's Perspective on the South Caucasus

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Presentation for visiting UK Advanced Command and Staff Course students, 16 January 2014, National Defense Academy, Gori, Georgia.

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A Journalist's Perspective on the South Caucasus

  1. 1. A J OURNA LI S T’S PE R SPEC T IV E 
 O N T H E S O U T H C AU C A S U S O N N I K J A M E S K R I KO R I A N H T T P :// W W W . O N N I K - K R I KO R I A N . C O M
  2. 2. WELCOME RUSSIAN MILITARY ROAD BLOCK, ROAD TO GORI © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2008
  3. 3. S O U T H C AU C A S U S AZERBAIJAN FROM THE TBILISI-BAKU FLIGHT © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2013
  4. 4. T H E S O U T H C AU C A S U S “T WE NT Y Y EARS AFTE R THE E ND O F T HE SOVIET U NIO N, T H E S O U T H C AU C A S U S C O U N T R I E S C A N N O L O N G E R B E CONSIDERED ‘IN TRANSITION.’ ! A RM EN IA , AZE RB AI J AN , AN D GEO R GIA HAVE BU ILT FU NC TIO N I N G S OVE RE I GN STAT ES. BU T MA NY QU EST IO NS R E M A I N A B O U T H OW W E L L T H E Y A R E FA R I N G […]” T H O M A S D E WA A L , C A R N E G I E E N D OW M E N T F O R I N T E R N AT I O N A L P E AC E
  5. 5. THE WIDER REGION IRAN FROM THE BAKU-DOHA FLIGHT © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2013
  6. 6. ATTITUDES TO EU DATA: CAUCASUS RESEARCH RESOURCE CENTERS (CRRC)
  7. 7. ATTITUDES TO NATO DATA: CAUCASUS RESEARCH RESOURCE CENTERS (CRRC)
  8. 8. NAG OR N O K A RA B A KH AZERBAIJANI POW, NAGORNO KARABAKH © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 1994
  9. 9. GDP PER CAPITA (2012) ARMENIA: AZERBAIJAN: GEORGIA: $4,900
 $10,400
 $4,800 CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX (2013) ARMENIA: AZERBAIJAN: GEORGIA: 36 (94/177)
 28 (127/177)
 49 (55/177) FREEDOM HOUSE (2013) ARMENIA: AZERBAIJAN: GEORGIA: PARTLY FREE (4.5)
 NOT FREE (5.5)
 PARTLY FREE (3)
  10. 10. E A RT H QUA K E Z O N E GYUMRI, ARMENIA © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2005
  11. 11. 199 9 A S S A S S IN AT IO N S VAZGEN SARGSYAN FUNERAL, ARMENIA © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 1999
  12. 12. D E M O C R AT I C D E F I C I T POST-ELECTION OPPOSITION PROTEST, ARMENIA © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2003
  13. 13. E X T R E M E P OV E RT Y 44-YEAR-OLD TUBERCULOSIS SUFFERER, ARMENIA © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2004
  14. 14. F ROZ EN C O N F L IC T S HALO TRUST DEMINING, NAGORNO KARABAKH © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2002
  15. 15. AR M E N IA - T U RK E Y (TOP) BURNING OF THE TURKISH FLAG, ARMENIA. (RIGHT) ARMENIATURKEY BORDER GATES © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2009
  16. 16. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H • 25,0 0 0 D E AD UN T IL 1 9 9 4 C E AS E FIR E • 1 MIL LI ON RE F U G E E S A N D ID P S D I S P L AC E D F RO M T H E I R H O M E S • 16 PE R C E N T OF A Z E RB A IJA N CONTROLLED BY ARMENIAN FORCES • BORDER SKIRMISHES AND CLASHES, IN CR E A SE IN SNI PE R I N C I D E N TS • NE W G E N E RAT I O N S OF A RM E N IAN S A N D AZ E R B A IJA NI S LI V IN G W I TH OU T CONTACT WITH THE OTHER • CONFLICT USED AS A POLITIC AL TOOL IN A R M E N IA AN D AZ E R B A IJA N • PEACE STILL ELUSIVE
  17. 17. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H […] people are often inclined to consider their existing attitudes and beliefs to be true and filter the news through this lens. Thus, they accept messages in order to maintain their original perceptions. […] bias in the local media [...] ser ves as a means to fuel and perpetuate hatred. This is a role the media has and continues to play with regards to the conflict over Nagorno Karabakh. ! ! A R M E N I A N A N D A Z E R B A I J A N I I N T E R N AT I O N A L N E WS COV E R AG E , C AU C AS U S R E S E AR CH R E S O U R CE CENTERS (CRRC) http://epfound.am/files/mb_fg_report_finalized_edited_12.27.2008.doc

  18. 18. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H
  19. 19. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H
  20. 20. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H
  21. 21. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H
  22. 22. ALT E R NAT IVE N A RRATIV E S
  23. 23. T H A N K YO U ALAVERDI, GEORGIA © ONNIK JAMES KRIKORIAN 2009
  24. 24. CONTACT EMAIL
 onewmphoto@gmail.com ! WEB
 http://www.onnik-krikorian.com http://www.conflict-voices.net 
 FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/onewmphoto http://www.facebook.com/conflictvoices ! TWITTER
 http://www.twitter.com/onewmphoto http://www.twitter.com/caucasusproject ! ! ! !

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