Stories about Armenia from September, 2005
Armenian students are tolerant of corruption says Oneworld Multimedia. In fact, intolerance of corruption increases the chances of a student's marginalization.
Oneworld Multimedia reports that Armenia's budget is set to reach $1 billion for the first time since independence. While the military will still receive the lion's share of the budget, education and social programs are set for notable increases.
Oneworld Multimedia reports on how NGOs and public organizations in Armenia help children with disabilities thrive.
An American Dramaturg in Armenia reports on a lively night at Yerevan's Hamazgayin Theatre.
Onnik Krikorian once again made the annual pilgrimage to Shamiran to cover the Armenian Yezidi community‘s late September festival. In addition to a brief report, he brought back many photos.
Martuni or Bust!!! reports that Hetq Online is blocked in the United Arab Emirates in the wake of its reporting on the trafficking of women and girls to the UAE by Armenian and Arab gangs.
Martuni or Bust!!! reports on a screening for Southern California's Armenian community of HETQ's documentary “Desert Nights” on the trafficking of Armenian women and girls to the United Arab Emirates by Arab and Armenian gangs.
Onnik Krikorian continues his stellar coverage of the Armenian rock scene with an alert that MDP will be making a rare Armenia appearance soon and points to more information on the band.
Armenia just celebrated its independence, and watts up in armenia describes a small celebration marking the holiday.
Oneworld Multimedia reports that in spite of international pressure and intense debate amongst politicians, most Armenians remain apathetic about proposed constitutional amendments, and that without a public information campaign, interest will likely remain low.
It's been one year since Georgia fired its entire notoriously corrupt traffic police force and started over with new cars, higher pay, flashy uniforms, and a television show reminiscent of Cops. Oneworld Multimedia reports that the force now enjoys high public confidence and discusses the implications for Armenia.
Democracy Guy, Tim Russo, highlights another democracy guy at work in Armenia.
Oneworld Multimedia discusses corruption in the Georgian and Armenian health and penal systems.
Onnik Krikorian discusses anti-Russian feelings in Armenia and asks whether or not Russia's days in the South Caucasus are numbered.
As part of an ongoing series on the potential role of the diaspora in building Armenian democracy, Onnik Krikorian has published his interview with Raffi K. Hovannisian, the US born Foreign Minister of Armenia.
Oneworld Multimedia reports on revolutionary cafe culture in Yerevan.
Onnik Krikorian flags a fund-raising event to help integrate people with severe mental disabilities into society, in the Armenian capital on Sept. 16.
An American Dramaturg in Armenia writes about the opening night of a Shakespearian monodrama festival in the capital, Yerevan.
Notes from Kiev reports on the craze for Armenian bread, or lavash, sweeping the Ukrainian capital this summer, and stirs up taste-buds over at Blogrel in the process.
Katy at Blogrel digs out a special piece of car kitsch with an Armenian theme on e-Bay.
Omnik Krikorian offers a brief history of rock music in the former Soviet Union in general, and in Armenia in particular.