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· October, 2010

Stories about Armenia from October, 2010

Armenia: Nationalist backlash against Azerbaijan film festival

Unzipped and Le Retour (in 3 Parts) comment on the nationalist backlash to a festival of films from Azerbaijan to be staged in Yerevan, Armenia, next week. The former says...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Online campaigns for the return of casualties of war

A campaign represented as being organized by ‘Armenian bloggers’ has been established to demand the return of the body of Manvel Sarinbekyan, an Armenian who reportedly hung himself while in...

Armenia: Domestic Violence petition submitted

Following the recent outrage expressed by some Armenian bloggers following the death of a 20-year old woman at the hands of her husband and mother-in-law, Blogian says that the petition...

Armenia: Prolific blogger suspended on LiveJournal

Kornelij Glas [RU] details the case of Pigh, an Armenian blogger prolific in the mutual tit-for-tat online information war with Azerbaijan and Turkey. Speaking to Global Voices, Pigh says that...

Armenia: Blog Action Day

Writing on his official blog, the British Ambassador to Armenia, Charles Lonsdale, marks Blog Action Day by writing about Lake Sevan. Situated 1,900 meters above sea level, it is one...

Caucasus: Attitudes to inter-ethnic marriage

After posting the results of a survey last year examining perceptions of inter-ethnic friendship in the South Caucasus, Social Science in Caucasus now posts information on attitudes to inter-ethnic marriage....

Caucasus: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian opposition parties in cooperation agreement

The Armenian Observer features a guest post from Uzogh [RU] on news that opposition parties in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia have signed a declaration on cooperation. The local blogger, however,...

Caucasus: Women as a reflection of nationalism

Motherhood, Repatriation and other fictions comments on a recent event staged in Istanbul, Turkey, which women activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Russia attended. The blog particularly...

Caucasus: Perceptions of inter-ethnic friendship

Social Science in the Caucasus posts the results of a survey held last year which includes data examining perceptions of inter-ethnic friendship in the South Caucasus. Riven by frozen conflicts...

Armenia: Domestic violence claims a life

The issue of domestic violence in Armenia is well known, albeit rarely spoken about openly. However, a video interview with the family of a young woman who died of injuries...

Armenia: Abuse in Yerevan school

Following the posting of video evidence of hazing in the army, Unzipped posts and comments on a video showing physical and verbal abuse in a local school. The blog, however,...

Azerbaijan: Playing the Armenian card

As Azerbaijan prepares for parliamentary elections on 7 November, opposition bloggers are unhappy with the conduct of the vote so far. Now, they report, the local media is starting to...

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