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· August, 2010

Stories about Armenia from August, 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: More dialogue through film

With national television in Armenia and Azerbaijan controlled by the authorities or government-linked individuals, there is little opportunity for independent reporting. Now more objective and human interest stories can be...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Unbiased e-media coverage call for projects

There are just three days left until the deadline passes for the Eurasia Partnership Foundation's unbiased e-media coverage project for Armenian and Azerbaijani journalists and bloggers. Global Voices Online will...

Azerbaijan: Lilit

Gulara Azimzadeh's blog [AZ/EN/RU] reflects on a meeting between Armenia and Azerbaijani youth at an event in Georgia. In particular, she writes, although nationalists and a rhetoric of hatred exists...

Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan risky countries to surf the Net

Writing on the AVG blog, the anti-virus company's chief research officer says that Armenia and Azerbaijan are the third and fourth most risky places to surf the web. Although the...

Armenia: LGBT blogger responds to radio station

Unzipped: Gay Armenia responds to an open letter published by a local radio station considered by many to be guilty of homophobia despite funding from international donors to spread European...

Armenia: Suicide soldier

Following the recent suicide of an officer in the Armenian army who is believed to have suffered from victimization and intimidation from fellow soldiers, Unzipped posts a photograph of graffiti...

Armenia: Homophobic radio station rewarded?

Having already warned against increasing levels of homophobia in society, including that recently shown by a local radio station in a project ostensibly meant to promote European integration and values,...

Caucasus: Observations on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Fearcuairt contrasts the three South Caucasus countries and says that Georgians consider themselves part of Europe, Azerbaijanis feel part of Asia, and Armenians view themselves as a mixture of both....

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Dialogue through film

The free flow of information between Armenia and Azerbaijan since independence is obviously problematic given the still unresolved conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, but can new media move in to fill...

Nagorno Karabakh: Barcamp

517 Design [RU] posts photographs of the journey from Armenia to the breakaway territory of Nagorno Karabakh as well as from its first-ever BarCamp. Situated inside Azerbaijan, but mainly inhabited...

Armenia: Being Queer in Yerevan

Bekhsoos, a queer Arab magazine, features a guest post by Canadian-Armenian Adrineh Macaan on life as a lesbian in Yerevan, the Armenian capital.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Overcoming negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus

This guest post for the World Bank's World Development Report 2011 is the first in a series on "New Media and Conflict" which explores the affect of new communication technologies...

Armenia: Rock association or control?

Unzipped comments on a new “Rock Association” established by Armenia's blogging prime minister, Tigran Sargsyan. Although not doubting the genuine intentions of the senior official known for his love of...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Peace on Facebook

Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman comments on the potential for social networking site Facebook to serve as a tool for cross-border communication, especially in the area of international conflict. Although...

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