Unheard Voices

Sharing the stories of local people affected by the Nagorny Karabakh conflict

Summary:

This brochure showcases and reflects on the work of ‘Unheard Voices’, an EU-funded project bringing together media professionals from major mainstream and independent media outlets in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorny Karabakh. The project was initiated in April 2014 by journalists who felt that an alternative was needed to the aggressive, pro-war rhetoric that is so widespread in the region. With Alert’s help, they established an innovative joint reporting format, wherein journalists from across the conflicting societies profile the lives of ordinary people, including in marginalised and hard-to-reach communities along the frontline, highlighting the human cost of the ongoing conflict. This brochure showcases just some of the many materials produced as part of the project. It features quotes from people affected by the conflict, readers’ comments, reflections from participating experts and journalists, and the code of conduct drawn up by the group to ensure adherence to ethical journalistic standards with a peacebuilding aim. Find out more about the European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh at www.epnk.org. (Русский)