Ready for summer – but is your bathing water clean?

Ready for summer – but is your bathing water clean?

23 June 2021
Nowadays, with the looming threat of climate change, and air and water pollution part of our daily lives, it is especially important to know how safe the environment is around us.
How clean is water on the Absheron Peninsula? Checking it for ourselves

How clean is water on the Absheron Peninsula? Checking it for ourselves

15 June 2021
The human body is made up of approximately 60% water. People have to drink enough water for their body systems to function properly.
Clean water matters: journalists carry out an experiment

Clean water matters: journalists carry out an experiment

10 June 2021
Every day, we drink, use and bathe in water. Yet water contamination is on the rise, another example of our vulnerability to environmental degradation, so dramatically highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that it’s easy to check water quality, and so avert the danger by ourselves.
What kind of water do I use? Water monitoring with simple steps

What kind of water do I use? Water monitoring with simple steps

08 June 2021
As we move into summer, the best spots to rest are by the lake or on the banks of rivers. However, the water that we crave is not always safe for our health.
Eco-friendly: to be or not to be

Eco-friendly: to be or not to be

07 June 2021
Climate change and global warming are immediate challenges that everyone must recognise and adapt to in their lives. Do you want to make a difference and mitigate the negative effects?
‘Do not despair, fight till the end, believe in yourself’: Ani Armenakyan combines work with caring for her child with special needs

‘Do not despair, fight till the end, believe in yourself’: Ani Armenakyan combines work with caring for her child with special needs

07 June 2021
Ani lives in the city of Vanadzor in the Lori region (marz) of Armenia with her family. She has two small children; the youngest daughter has a disability.
Production of organic tea and fish – supporting the green economy in Georgia

Production of organic tea and fish – supporting the green economy in Georgia

07 June 2021
Georgia has a centuries-long tradition of growing herbal tea. Shota Kopaliani lives in the village of Chalistavi, in the Tsageri region. He inherited the culture of tea-making from his ancestors, and to this day he takes care to preserve and develop it.
A story of courage and local journalism. Elena Motricală: ‘Life is such that you never know what you are capable of’

A story of courage and local journalism. Elena Motricală: ‘Life is such that you never know what you are capable of’

11 May 2021
Some 30 kilometres from Chisinau lies the town of Criuleni. While there are dozens of media outlets in the capital, Criuleni has only one newspaper reflecting the life of this region. Today, we are heading to the Est-Curier editorial office. The newspaper's director, Elena Motricală, is waiting for…
Sevan ‘seagulls’ help tourists find attractions in the city

Sevan ‘seagulls’ help tourists find attractions in the city

07 May 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reduced the number of foreign tourists in Armenia. However, the locals of the city of Sevan in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia are still trying to attract local tourists, and now the city’s residents are preparing for the summer holiday season.
“Pray because tomorrow will be the end of the world”: how an activist from Vinnytsia fights fake news on COVID-19

“Pray because tomorrow will be the end of the world”: how an activist from Vinnytsia fights fake news on COVID-19

05 May 2021
Oksana Yatsiuk, a civic activist from Vinnytsia, has proposed an idea to establish self-help groups to counter COVID-19 disinformation. To set up the groups, Oksana focused on her personal and information security training experience.