Onnik James Krikorian is a journalist, photojournalist and media consultant from the United Kingdom based in the South Caucasus since 1998. He has been published by the The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, National Geographic, Geographical, The National, New Internationalist, EurasiaNet, Transitions Online, Institute of War and Peace Reporting, UNICEF, and others.
Working in all areas of media production since 1991 for media such as the Bristol Evening Post, The Independent, and The Economist, he has also fixed for the BBC, Al Jazeera English, The Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic. From October 2007 to October 2012 was the Caucasus Regional Editor for Global Voices and has been blogging since 2005.
He is also a trainer in social media and citizen journalism for activists, civil society organizations, and journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as well as the breakaway regions of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno Karabakh. This has recently expanded to include consultancy for Free Press Unlimited, Canal France International, and a new multimedia project to be launched soon in Georgia.
A regular speaker at events on citizen journalism and social media — especially in conflict zones — these have included seminars, workshops and conferences for the U.S. Institute for Peace, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC), Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), and Hedayah Center.