Robin Forestier-Walker

Robin Forestier-Walker

Robin has been reporting for Al Jazeera English from Europe and Central Asia since 2008. He was a Rory Peck Award News finalist for his coverage of the inter-ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan and has covered the country's political upheaval since the ousting of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April 2010. Robin worked for BBC News for six years before going freelance in late 2006. Twitter Robin

Europe

Azerbaijani foreign minister sacked amid tension with Armenia

Azerbaijan and Armenia accuse each other of shelling military positions and villages.

Azerbaijani foreign minister sacked amid tension with Armenia

Coronavirus pandemic

Kyrgyzstan gov't faces backlash over doctor's 'forced confession'

Why a doctor in Kyrgyzstan retracted his criticism of low-quality protective masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kyrgyzstan gov't faces backlash over doctor's 'forced confession'

Europe

Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

Despite fines for gatherings of more than three people in Georgia, churches have stayed open.

Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

Asia

Marking 10 years since Kyrgyzstan's violent power struggle

It has been a decade since Kyrgyzstan's President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was overthrown in a power struggle and dozens died when protesters stormed the presidential palace.

Marking 10 years since Kyrgyzstan's violent power struggle

Georgia

Georgia priests bless Tbilisi city in bid to contain COVID-19

Georgia's Orthodox Church takes a unique approach to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, but is it really helping to contain it?

Georgia priests bless Tbilisi city in bid to contain COVID-19

Europe

Inside the Georgian lab accused of testing biological weapons

Al Jazeera gets special access to laboratory at centre of Russian claims that Georgia hosts secret biological weapons laboratory run by US.

Inside the Georgian lab accused of testing biological weapons

Europe

Georgian business magnate takes on ruling party

Recently established political party Lelo prepares for parliamentary elections as country is gripped by protests.

Georgian business magnate takes on ruling party

Europe

Georgians oppose hydro plans

In western Georgia, campaigners are opposing several big dam projects, citing their impact on the environment and communities.

Georgians oppose hydro plans

Europe

Georgia protesters angered by promises broken on electoral reform

Riot police use water cannon on protesters calling for electoral reforms but government says to wait until 2024.

Georgia protesters angered by promises broken on electoral reform

Europe

Georgia protesters attempt to shut down state buildings

It follows more than a week of angry demonstrations over parliament's failure to approve planned electoral reforms.

Georgia protesters attempt to shut down state buildings

Georgia

Putin's Georgian flight ban threatens neighbourly relations

Anti-Russian protests in Georgia have exposed long-standing tensions between the two countries.

Putin's Georgian flight ban threatens neighbourly relations

Europe

Georgia: Russian flight ban could cost $300m, experts say

Georgia's economy is facing a difficult summer after Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to ban flights between Russia and Georgia.

Georgia: Russian flight ban could cost $300m, experts say