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Being a man in the South Caucasus

For many men, the answer is bound up with tradition: toughness and bravery, independence and self-control. Being a man is loyalty, patriotism and strength, inner and phys...

Masculinities

26 June, 2019

Georgian ballet, the home of Balanchine, struggles to attract male dancers

Georgia once gave the world two of its most famous male ballet dancers – George (Giorgi) Balanchine, considered the father of American ballet, and Vakhtang Chabukiani. But today there are few Georgian male dancers performing principal roles.

Masculinities

26 June, 2019

A Soldier and Ballet Dancer

Razmik Marukyan is 19. Like most Armenian men his age, he is serving his mandatory two years of military service. But, unlike the other young men in his unit, Marukyan ha...

Masculinities

26 June, 2019

The Disappearing Trees of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s forests are facing three major threats: clear-cutting, selective cutting and forest fires.

Our Habitat

25 June, 2019

Hunting poachers along Armenia’s borderline

Boris Vanyan wrestles confidently with the steering wheel as he drives along rough mountain trails under the early morning sun: tracking down poachers is not a 9am-till-5...

Our Habitat

25 June, 2019

Armenia: the odyssey of Gyumri’s construction waste

Lala Stepanyan has been temporarily living in her house for 25 years. “My husband and I moved to this shelter which was built using construction waste. It was supp...

Our Habitat

25 June, 2019





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Chai Khana is a multi award-winning regional media platform covering stories about women, rural communities, minorities, and conflict-affected groups in the South Caucasus. Lead by women, Chai Khana aims to give a voice to the under-represented across the region through dynamic human-focused storytelling, while providing mentorship to young journalists.




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