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AFP special envoys tell the human story of the Nagorno-Karabakh war

14/10/2020

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A testament to the quality of the coverage, the Agency's production, especially in video and photo, has been used by our media clients at unprecedented levels for this usually underreported conflict that has smouldered in the Caucasus since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The coverage demonstrated the uniqueness of AFP: telling the story of the war on a human level, showing daily life under the bombardments, offering exclusive angles such as life in the cellars and basements of Stepanakert, how local people do their shopping in deserted stores and leave their money on the counter, and the bombing - twice - of the city's cathedral, a symbol of hatred between the two sides.

Beyond the necessary analysis pieces, beyond institutional coverage of the propaganda war waged from the two capitals, we give a voice to the inhabitants, to the fighters from both sides, to provide a balanced, vivid coverage that relies on the Agency's journalists in the field using their own sources.

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