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· February, 2010

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2010

Armenia: Chance meeting

Unzipped: Gay Armenia visits the Yuri Mechitov photo exhibit at the National Theatre in London as part of an festival of events honoring Armenian film director Sergei Parajanov and runs...

Global: The Tiger's Year And Tiger Farming

Wildlife activists and organizations around the world are determined to make sure that this is really “The year of the Tiger”. They have seized this opportunity to step up their...

Georgia: Eurovision National Competition

With Armenia having already chosen its entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, now comes the turn of Georgia. The Oikotimes reviews the six songs presented to...

Armenia: Diplomatic Academy

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences reports that a Diplomatic Academy supported by the EU, OSCE and UN has been opened in Yerevan with the purpose of creating future career diplomats....

Azerbaijan: Water Tuesday

As was the case last year, Sheki, Azerbaijan introduces its readers to the start of events leading to the holiday of Novruz with Water Tuesday. The blog also says that...

Azerbaijan: Khojali anniversary

Sheki, Azerbaijan marks the anniversary of a massacre taking place during the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. The blog laments the loss of...

Azerbaijan: Oil Academy corruption allegations

ANTV, a citizen journalism site recently awarded for its contribution to freedom of the press in Azerbaijan, posts a YouTube video [AZ/EN] interview with Elmin Badalaov, a fourth year student...

Azerbaijan: Scary Azeri turns 1

To mark its first birthday, Scary Azeri in Suburbs posts an illustration to celebrate the occasion.

Azerbaijan: ANTV receives freedom of the press award

ANTV [AZ/EN/RU], an online citizen journalism site co-founded by now imprisoned video blogging youth activist Emin Milli, has received an award from ZEIT-Stiftung for its work in promoting independent voices...

Armenia: Beauty talk

Ashley Corinne Killough visits the hairdresser and details the experience. The blog also comments on her encounters and observations while doing so.

Caucasus: Lezginka dance

Orxanbey posts a video on YouTube of what is described as an Azeri guy and and an Armenian girl dancing to the Lezginka (national dance popular in the North Caucasus),...

Armenia: Working conditions

Adrineh Macaan details the trials and tribulations of working in Armenia. The blog says that conditions are inconvenient and lacking, hours are long, and salaries sometimes take months to be...

Armenia: Safe Sex

Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts photos of what could be the first ever publicly available condom dispensing machine in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. The blog says that more are needed.

Azerbaijan: Healthcare

Emotions on Air, Mind Mute comments on healthcare in the oil-rich republic. Despite legislation guaranteeing access for all, the blog says, the situation is far from perfect and especially when...

Azerbaijan: Almost a year old…

Scary Azeri in Suburbs approaches it's first birthday, but wonders why most search engine referrals come from queries on sex and prostitution.

Azerbaijan: In this part of the world

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on the lack of democracy in the Caucasus in general. However, the blog says, some progressive youth are struggling to effect change and are...

Azerbaijan: Breaking down stereotypes

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines blogger Arzu Geybullayeva comments on her audio interview conducted over Skype with Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor for Transitions Online. The blog says that communication...

Armenia: Homophobia Hall of Shame

Following even more examples of homophobia in the media in Armenia, Unzipped: Gay Armenia has started a Homophobia Hall of Shame. In the first new posting for the list, the...

Armenia: Eurovision blog

Despite the controversy following Sunday's national song contest to determine Armenia's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, still lingering, the successful entrant, Eva Rivas, has launched...

Azerbaijan: Urban development

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on the continuing construction boom in Baku, Azerbaijan. The blog says that new urban development in the city is haphazard and is starting to...

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Paolo Sorbello is the Central Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Arzu Geybullayeva is the South Caucasus editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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