MPSIA Student Journalist Reports from Artsakh War Front
In a gripping opinion piece for openDemocracy titled, “In Nagorno-Karabakh, journalists are taking lethal risks – and the world doesn’t seem to care,” journalist and first-year MPSIA student Avetis Harutyunyan reports on the 2020 Artsakh War based on his firsthand experience.
While in Martuni, Harutyunyan and his colleagues experienced direct targeting and shelling at the hand of Azerbaijani forces. At the time of the attack, Harutyunyan and other reporters were openly labeled as “Press” on their helmets, vests, and vehicles. Harutyunyan investigates the correlations between similar attacks on reporters in Artsakh, exploring the question of Azerbaijani forces directly targeting journalists, posing a serious challenge for journalistic objectivity throughout the war.
The Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program of the American University of Armenia (AUA) equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of political science and international affairs, emphasizing local and global perspectives and practical applications of theory. The program provides world-class teaching and research, producing graduates who can best contribute to the development of the nation.