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Onnik Krikorian is a journalist, photojournalist and online media consultant from the United Kingdom based in the South Caucasus since October 1998. He first visited the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as a reporter in 1994 and later assisted Thomas de Waal in the research for Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War.
In addition to writing and photographing for the traditional media, as well as fixing for the BBC, Al Jazeera English, National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal, he was also Caucasus editor for Global Voices Online from October 2007 to October 2012. In 2008, Krikorian pioneered the use of new and social media in Armenia-Azerbaijan cross-border communication and cooperation.
His articles and photography on themes and issues as diverse as poverty, minorities, conflict and democratization, have been published by the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, National Geographical, New Internationalist, EurasiaNet, Transitions Online, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Amnesty International, and others. He has also worked contracts with The Bristol Evening Post, The Independent, The Economist, Hetq Online, UNDP and UNICEF.
He also regularly trains journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno Karabakh on conflict sensitive reporting and the use of social media in their work. He can be followed on Twitter at @onewmphoto. For commissions and queries please use the form below: