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· April, 2012

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2012

Armenia: Art, Genocide, Westernization and Identity

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Attitudes to Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution

Video: Mothers Around the World Share Their Different Experiences

In the International Museum of Women, the current online exhibit is all about mothers. MAMA: Motherhood around the globe explores the different aspects of motherhood through video interviews to women...

Armenia: Does the world need to recognize the Armenian Genocide?

Turkey: Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Istanbul

April 24 marks the 97th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of around 1.5 million Armenians living in the then Ottoman Empire. An emotive issue for many Armenians and Turks,...

Kazakhstan: Borat credited with tourism increase

Georgia: Concerns over Lazika development

Armenia: A Tale of Two Nations

Armenia: Human Rights Organizations Concerned by Film Festival Obstruction

After threats, intimidation and incitement to violence led to the cancellation of a film festival to be held in Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri, nationalists have attacked a human...

Russia: Writer Yuri Dombrovsky's Biography

Iran: Turning a Page on Racism Against Afghans

Rumors that Afghans living in Isfahan, Iran had been banned from picnicking in a park during Iranian New Year celebrations, caused an uproar online with Iranians expressing solidarity with Afghans...

Armenia: The mob rules

Azerbaijan: Emin Milli speaks at Amnesty International conference

Azerbaijan: Free Bakhtiyar Hajiyev

Armenia: Support for Georgi Vanyan

Following the cancellation last week of a festival of Azerbaijani films in Armenia amid threats of violence, alternative voices online comment on the campaign targeting the organizer, peace activist Georgi...

Kazakhstan: Hockey Star's Wife Leaves Her Mark on the Kaznet

Stacy Dallman, wife of former NHL hockey player Kevin Dallman, is likely to be remembered in Kazakhstan for a long time to come. Chris Rickleton explains why.

Armenia: Nationalist Threats Against Local Activist

Just weeks after one example of censorship in Armenia comes another with local peace activist Georgi Vanyan receiving abuse and death threats from nationalists opposed to screening Azerbaijani films in...

Tajikistan: Where Size Matters

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon knows the political capital to be made out of large, ostentatious public works projects. Yet Tajikistan is one of the poorest countries in the world, and...

One Day on Earth: Worldwide Collaborative Music Video Released

A new music video has been released in preparation for the worldwide screening of the Global Collaborative film One Day on Earth, which will take place in locations all around...

Azerbaijan: Anti-virus software and machine translation

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