Tweeting and fixing with the BBC



Relations between estranged neighbours Armenia and Turkey is big news at present, and not least since the August war between Russia and Georgia last year and Obama taking the presidency in the United States. That’s also good news for yours truly because in addition to fixing for Al Jazeera English covering the story, now comes the turn of the BBC. It’s also given me the opportunity to once again put the Nokia N82 to the test by tweeting from the field, something I’ll also do when I cover the same story on photo assignment with The National. You can follow me  here. Now, if only the phone battery hadn’t run out just minutes before we were detained by Russian soldiers on the border with Turkey…

Photos: Tom Esselmont, BBC Correspondent in the South Caucasus interviews Giro Manoyan, head of the Hat Tahd office of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation–Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D), Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia © Onnik Krikorian / Oneworld Multimedia 2009