Georgian youth splits up over voting in local elections

Speaking Hope to Power in Pankisi

In may 2021, available jobs have risen by 15% compare to 2018

In Azerbaijan Government Claims to Fight against "the Fake Disabled"

What Is It Like to Raise a Kid with Cerebral Palsy in Azerbaijan?

Decentralization of education is the cause of new scandals in Armenia

Moving Forward with Autism

Remove some COVİD-19 restrictions in Azerbaijan caused concern in older people

Baku without a face mask - PHOTO

Citizens in Azerbaijan are in a hurry to be vaccinated

Perks of the Finnish Education System

The road of the small business

Despite the criticism. The "Yerevan Wine Days" festival took place

British citizens as tourists in Poland

What Is It Like to Raise a Kid with Cerebral Palsy in Azerbaijan?

Government of Poland loosened coronavirus restrictions

Ethnic Armenians displaced from Nagorno Karabakh are living in uncertainty

Ethnic Armenians displaced from Nagorno Karabakh are living in uncertainty

Astghik Gaudyan

“We still hope that we will come back to our home, our village...”, tells me Artashes Arakelyan from Askeran region, Nagorno Karabakh. Artashes and his wife Narine with their five underaged daughters fled from Nagorno Karabakh during the recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Now the family live in the small village Lenughi, not far from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

Refugees: The Voskanyans' family after the War

Refugees: The Voskanyans' family after the War

Astghik Gaudyan

What has been left in the wake of the 44-day war between Azerbaijan and Armenia in September-November 2020? Armen Voskanyan, 44, and Narine Hakobyan, 35, are from Mets Taghlar village in Hadrut, Nagorno Karabakh. They fled from Nagorno-Karabakh during the recent war broke out in the region from September 27, 2020 and ended on November 10, 2020.

Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh in numbers

Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh in numbers

Astghik Gaudyan

The latest war, broken on the 27th of September, 2020, between Artsakh and Azerbaijan, labelled thousands of people as refugees. Before the war the population of Artsakh was 150.932, out of which 91.000 were considered to flee to Armenia during the war.

All about Autism

All about Autism

Ani Torosyan

National Autism Association describes autism spectrum disorder as a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3.

From Hadrut to Abovyan

From Hadrut to Abovyan

Astghik Gaudyan

“I still have hope that without war, through negotiations, we will bring back Hadrut and we will go to our home,” said 69 years old Zoya Badadzyan, who came with her large family from the village of Togh in Hadrut and temporarily settled in Abovyan because of the Second Artsakh War.

Autism in Numbers

Autism in Numbers

Ani Torosyan

The data suggests that worldwide 75.000.000 people have autism spectrum disorder. And the numbers of people with autism are growing year by year.  It is estimated that one in 68 children is diagnosed with ASD. It is a fact that ASD, in general, is five times more prevalent in boys than in girls. 

Autism through the mothers’ eyes

Autism through the mothers’ eyes

Ani Torosyan

1% of the world’s population has autism spectrum disorder. Throughout the whole journey of autism, parents are guiding them.  “Your child has autism...” Each parent reacts to this sentence differently:  shock, panic, stress, mixed feelings, depression. But the thing that unites them all is to do everything to make their lives easier and happier. 

Azerbaijan starts using "Pfizer" vaccine

Restrictions eased in Azerbaijan

Noomee: Application for children with ASD

Noomee: Application for children with ASD

Ani Torosyan

Armenian Noomee startup has created an app for children with autism the aim of which is to make their lives easier. The app helps children to be more independent and to be able to organize their everyday life. 

Concerts will be allowed in Poland

Concerts will be allowed in Poland

Operational Headquarters of Azerbaijan decided to change some rules of lockdown for COVID19

Goletiani: We Must Stand Together for Real Freedom and Independence

The Georgian Cinema after one year shutdown

The Georgian Cinema after one year shutdown

Louiza Kadri

After more than a year of shutdown due to covid, which included all fields and institutions, which also included cinemas and theaters, Georgia recently reopened cinemas, and it became possible for film lovers to enjoy watching movies in the cinema, but according to precautionary measures approved by the government.

Theatres during and after lockdown

Theatres during and after lockdown

Salome Khazhomia

Pandemic changed the lifestyle of society around the world, but there were some spheres which got especially big losses. Theatres went through several difficulties during pandemic

Perks of the Finnish Education System

Study reveals sex differences in Autism

Study reveals sex differences in Autism

Ani Torosyan

Researchers have found the reasons why autism affects boys more frequently than girls, as it is a well-known fact that boys are 5 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. 

Another break for theatres-Spectacles are canceled

Interview with a Guardian of Rioni Valley Mirza Nozadze

Interview with a Guardian of Rioni Valley Mirza Nozadze

Ana Giorgadze

“The extent of the support of different groups from all over the country arriving in Gumati, and the self-organized demonstrations both inside and outside Georgia to express solidarity with the movement, shows an empowering of the movement and its legitimation in representing the voices and interests of the Georgian people.”

Impact coronavirus pandemic on the film industry worldwide

Touristic Breakdown

The Polish Government went to restrictions

Syndrome of love and care: World Autism Awareness day

Syndrome of love and care: World Autism Awareness day

Ani Torosyan

April 2 is a World Autism Awareness day, the aim of which is to remind people one more time to accept people with autism and spread kindness. Autism is a syndrome that needs love and care. This is considered to be one of the only seven health-specific days that are recognized by the United Nations.

Feelings of actors after returning back to scene

Spectacles are accessible for viewers after 1-year pause

Corona's repercussions on cinema

Corona's repercussions on cinema

louiza kadri

The world is still confused about the calculations of the losses caused by Corona in all areas, its size, and the extent of its impact in the near future. The same applies to the film industry, where billions of US dollars are put into it annually.

Released restrictions- Theatres are opening from 1st April

Released restrictions- Theatres are opening from 1st April

Salome Khazhomia

After 1 year lockdown, theatres have possibility to restore working process. Directors and actors of the theatres are back to scenes and tickets for premieres are almost sold. But there are some of them, especially private theatres, which don't won't to continue working in restricted way, following regulations. 

With empty stands, but hearts full

With empty stands, but hearts full

Tato Nikuradze; Ayten Farhadova; Kristine Khanoyan; Manana Gigani

On November 12 Georgia will host a historical football match which the Georgian fans have been waiting for years but due to the COVID-19 regulations it will be held unattended

Fight For The Fresh Air

Fragments from isolation

Fragments from isolation

mariam yeghiaaryan

Who started it? Are we gonna make it? Where we're gonna put it? Who's gonna clean up? Is it serious? Why go on? Alan Watts (c)

Memories from Georgia (part 2)

Memories from Georgia (part2)

Memories from Georgia (part 1)

Plastic recycling― where is Armenia now?

Media consumption among RA citizens during the COVID-19

Prayer for healing and peace in the Blue Mosque of Yerevan

Prayer for healing and peace in the Blue Mosque of Yerevan

mariam yeghiazaryan

It is a peaceful afternoon in the Blue Mosque of Yerevan. The silence of the park is periodically interrupted by the sharp sounds of coughing and sneezing and soft conversations of the visitors. The entrances to the hall are separate for men and women, there is a partition that does not reach the ceiling in the hall․ Mullah Mahmoud Movahedifar is in the men's section, women, including the wife of

Waste recycling - individual responsibility in Yerevan

Waste recycling - individual responsibility in Yerevan

mariam yeghiazaryan

The Eco aghb Youth Environmental Initiative has been operating for two years now. Initially, young volunteers collected only paper waste on Zakyan Street in Yerevan and handed it over for recycling, now they also collect plastic, polyethylene, glass, and more importantly― they inform and educate people about waste management, encouraging them to sort their waste.

Umman

Umman

Said Babazade

İt was 3:15 am when my phone rang. I was so sleepy and it awakened me in a sweat. The voice was a bit weak but very understandable. Those days I had already faced with it many times. It was Umman again: “So, what? Did you find someone?”, he asked.

Sanan's world

Sanan's world

Said Babazade

33-year-old Sanan is a carpenter living in Qabala, a city in the north of Azerbaijan. He is a father of 3 and makes a living by working in his workshop in the front yard. Since he has a speech disability he preferred to work for his own business when he was 18. After 15 years in this profession, he is a well-known carpenter of his region. This photo story is about one ordinary day of carpenter

Beekeeper's story

Beekeeper's story

Said Babazade

62-year-old beekeeper and teacher Akif Budagov spends his summer vacation on a mountain slope, in Bolnisi. This year, the productivity of the hives is good, but restrictions do not let him sell his products abroad. Check the video to know what kind of difficulties face the SME’s because of the restrictions of COVID-19

The deadliest flue in history-VIDEO

Azerbaijan cancels SMS permission system

COVID-19 in Azerbaijan

WHO declared coronavirus death rate

Another tanker with Azerbaijani oil to arrive at Port of Odessa this week

Condemning the violence: Armenian and Azerbaijani emigrants’ joint announcement.

COVID19 in Armenia

Pashinyan answered Kremlin Media Chief's criticism

Armenian Government gives Home Purchase Certificates to the families deported from Azerbaijan decades ago

Analog Corner of Tbilisi

Analog Corner of Tbilisi

mariam yeghiazaryan

Laboratory 25 founded by Giorgi Kharadze in Tbilisi 6 years ago. As a novice film photographer and an international student studying in Georgia, I decided to spend a day at Lab25 with Kharadze’s colleague Giorgi Sutskiride and observe the analog corner of Tbilisi.

Analysis of average indicators of criminal cases initiated under Articles 138-142 of the RA Criminal Code for the last 4 years

Penalties for violating parking rules are increasing in Tbilisi

4 people was arrested under the article of unlawful deprivation of liberty in Marneuli

Tamar Bachaliashvili, 23, was found dead

Opening the borders will not lead to a sharp increase in the virus in Georgia - Tsertsvadze

Tourism – a New challenge of Georgia

Family type home for people with disabilities

Georgia remains in the list of the safe countries for European Union

347,276 people received compensation from the state

External Merchandise Trade decreased by 18.2 %

U.S Government approved bill with 15% of the fund available to the Georgia conditioned to the state of democracy

Coronavirus is not a seasonal disease

In Georgia, one and two Tetri will be abrogated from January 1, 2021

Elderly Shelter "Lazareti"

Elderly Shelter "Lazareti"

Mariam Alikhanashvili

"Lazareti" nursing home is located at №46 Nagomari str, Sanzona, Tbilisi. There are elderly women in the shelter, most of them are disabled and bed-ridden. There are elderly people who have been brought to the shelter by their families and relatives due to unbearable conditions and also those who have no one.

The number of people were treated and released is more than infected people in Azerbaijan-Statistics

16-year-old tailor Nurlan

Data Papa

Data Papa

One of the people living behind the barbed wire in Khurvaleti is David Vanishvili, 86. He lives with his wife, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. The wife is lying in bed because of her illness and as David Vanishvili says her only desire is to take over the border. "As soon as the occupants pick up the barbed wire, my wife will immediately recover and get out of bed".

LiLi Fitskhelauri from the village of Khurvaleti

LiLi Fitskhelauri from the village of Khurvaleti

Mariam Iremadze

LiLi Fitskhelauri, 63-years-old, lives in the village of Khurvaleti with her sister. They are very close to the occupation line and are afraid to approach the territory, because the Russians will kidnap them. Therefore, they can neither go to the pastures to fetch cattle nor to the cemetery of relatives. In addition to occupation, they have various problems in the village...

Who is the new Azerbaijani foreign minister with no experience in foreign affairs?

Azerbaijani journalist refuses $250,000 ‘prize’ offered to her by Qatar’s Anti-Corruption Centre

Domestic Violence Statistics in Georgia

Distance Learning as Another New Challenge for Teachers

Aesthetics during pandemic

The citizen claims that he was infected with Covid-19 for the second time. 

Street Artists

The Database of Armenian National Library is online now

The Database of Armenian National Library is online now

Grigor Tamazyan

The online databases of the National Library of Armenia are already available, the restoration of the official website of the library is underway, according to the Facebook page of the National Library.

The price of gold exceeded $ 1,910 per troy ounce

Summer 2020 in Batumi

Summer 2020 in Batumi

Lika Eristavi

Summer 2020 in Batumi is very different from previous years. One of the largest resort cities in Georgia is unusually empty due to coronavirus. City is left without international tourists and therefore people, employed in tourism industry is left without income.

Percentage changes in prices in the consumer basket of Georgia

The other last bell

Applicants of Armenian State Universities are protesting against Education Reform.

Digital Nomads In Tbilisi: The Best Life Balance Combination Of Working And Traveling

Tuition in Georgian Schools may Start in Classrooms on September 15

Foreign Trade Turnover of Goods in Georgia Decreased with 16%

European Commission’s €1.2 Billion State Aid to Italy

A New Plant for Copper and Aluminum Wires Has Been Officially Opened

The growth of non-oil sector in Azerbaijan

Waiting for peace

Azerbaijanis demand quarantine end, medical officials desperately request social distancing measures be observed

197.5 Million employee in tourism sector will lose their job in 2020

Family Trips Are The Safest Travel Options During Pandemic

Export in Georgia in 2020 January-May

Export in Georgia in 2020 January-May

Lika Eristavi

In January-May 2020 the share of the 10 largest countries in Georgia's total local export was 80.1% The largest export partners are: 🇨🇳China 🇷🇺Russia and 🇧🇬Bulgaria The largest export goods are: copper ores and concentrates, ferroalloys and natural grape wines.

International Students in Lockdown

International Students in Lockdown

Lika Eristavi

One of the biggest groups of people from around the world, who have to adapt to new reality are students. Attending lectures, doing assignments, looking for literature now has to be done online. Three students from three different countries shared their experience on how it is to be a student in quarantine and what kind of changes a new lifestyle has brought.

Seasonal Work Migration is stopped because of Lockdown

Seasonal Work Migration is stopped because of Lockdown

Grigor Tamazyan

The main source of income in Sarnaghbyur village is seasonal work in Russia. Every spring men from the village go for seasonal work to Russia and come back to Armenia at the end of the year. But in 2020 because of Coronavirus global lockdown borders are closed and they can not go, many families have financial difficulties

Data Visualization: Coronavirus Impact on Economies around Europe

A Throwback to Online School Education: Challenges and Achievements

Exam with mask

Villagers fear hunger, poverty more than COVID

Journalists on the Frontline of Protest outside Georgian Parliament

Rallies after failure on electoral reform measures in Tbilisi, Georgia

Promises VS Powers

Promises VS Powers

Ani Nazaryan; Sopo Apriamasvili; Lala Isgandarli; Nini Gogritchiani

In Georgia’s current political system, both the government and the Prime Minister have powers over the President. The winner of Sunday’s election will not be able to increase salaries and pensions, or decide how much will be spent on social needs. Anything proposed will need the support of the ruling party.

Educating Children with Special Needs in Georgia: Available Options and Common Obstacles

Armenian citizens flying from Georgia: incomparable prices and high hopes

Breaking Stereotypes, Building Friendships

GIPA Doc U 2018: What it Takes to Win

GIPA SPOTLIGHT 2019 / News Day 2

Georgian Youth: “Employment Best Way to Win Our Hearts”

GIPA SPOTLIGHT 2017 / News Day 1

Bidzina Ivanishvili Voted for the “European Choice of the Country”

Margvelashvili: “I Voted for President of All Citizens”

Cartu Group nullifies 600,000 debts before election

Cartu Group nullifies 600,000 debts before election

Gvantsa Nadibaidze

Nine days before the presidential elections, GM announced that 600,000 Georgian citizens’ debts will be covered by the charitable foundation Cartu Group, which is controlled by Bidzina Ivanishvili, the former Prime Minister and present chairman of the ruling party Georgian Dream.

Patriarch of Georgia Casts his vote at Presidential Election

GIPA NEWS 2018 / Day 1

GIPA NEWS 2018 / Day 1

collaborative Project

Final program of TV news production class GIPA- BA in Social Science - Journalism Track

GIPA SPOTLIGHT 2019 / News Day 1

Diaspora Finding Its Role in Armenia Revolution

Diaspora Finding Its Role in Armenia Revolution

Arpi Bekaryan

With more than eight million Armenians living outside its borders compared to about three million living inside the country, Armenia is one the few nations that even has a Ministry of Diaspora.

Documenting Second Home: Chinara Nurmammadova

NGOs Observe Violations During Election Process

Tsopi Prepares for Presidential Elections

Tsopi Prepares for Presidential Elections

Arpi Bekaryan, Said Babazade, Mariam Alikhanashvili

You seldom hear Georgian language here, but that doesn’t prevent locals from preparing for Sunday’s presidential elections.

Marijuana, Condoms, Drinks and other items to suppot Girchi