· January, 2007

Stories about Armenia from January, 2007

Caucasus: iPod Purchasing Power Index

  30 January 2007

Social Science in the Caucasus posts on the idea of an iPod Purchasing Power Index and wonders why there is such a range of prices in Caucasus states. Onnik Krikorian responds to the post and looks at possible answers to why iPods are so expensive in Armenia.

Armenia: Election Monitor

  29 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian has a roundup of the latest news on Armenia's upcoming parliamentary election with a particular focus on efforts to provide transparency and to educate voters, something that blogger Zarchka is participating in herself.

Armenia: Khoren Palian

  26 January 2007

Zarchka laments the loss of Khoren Palian, a well-known performer of Armenian spiritual music.

Armenia: Skipping “The Priestess”

  26 January 2007

The Priestess is a new Armenian film with high production values. Rhyne of Armenia Blog wants to see the movie, but skpped out on doing so due to ridiculous ticket prices.

Armenia: Reconciliation

25 January 2007

Zarchka writes about the astonishment and admiration in Armenia prompted by the number of Turks who came out to mourn Hrant Dink. She hopes that Dink's final legacy will be reconciliation between Turks and Armenians.

Armenia: Bangladesh

25 January 2007

Tirami Su explains how Yerevan ended up with a neighborhood called Bangladesh.

Armenia: Dink & the Blockade

  24 January 2007

David of The Armenian Economist writes that though in the wake of the Hrant Dink's murder the Turkish press is making some encouraging statements regarding relations with Armenians, what would really make a difference for Armenians would be to lift the blockade on the state of Armenia.

Armenia: Mourning Hrant Dink

  22 January 2007

Zarchka writes about mourning Hrant Dink and attending the vigil for him in Yerevan. Oneworld Multimedia has photos of the vigil as well as many more posts on Dink.

Turkey is Typing…the Death of Hrant Dink

  21 January 2007

While normally this column focuses on what only Turkish bloggers are saying, sometimes events happen that warrant the voices of not only Turkish points-of-views but others as well. The Death of Hrant Dink is one of those moments. As a bit of background- Hrant Dink was a Turkish-Armenian journalist and...

Turkey/Armenia: Hrant Dink Murdered

  19 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian has multiple posts on the murder of Hrant Dink, a journalist who was an ethnic Armenian Turkish citizen who had been given a six month suspended sentence in 2005 for writing on the Armenian Genocide. Be sure to check out his roundup of discussion of the murder in...

Armenia: Lacking Integrity

  18 January 2007

Blogrel reports that just after Armenia received a fairly positive economic freedom ranking, it has been ranked as very weak on the Global Integrity index.

Caucasus: Unemployment

  17 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian examines why it is so difficult to get an accurate picture of unemployment levels in the South Caucasus.

Armenia: Economics & Law

  17 January 2007

Onnik Krikorian says that though Armenia recently received fairly high marks for its legal framework governing investments, the failure to enforce the laws is holding the economy back.

Armenia: Year of the Cell Phone

  17 January 2007

Blogrel's Burnell writes that 2006 was the year that cellular phones ended up in everyone's hands in Armenia, and wonders what is coming this year in telecommunications in Armenia.