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· April, 2012

Stories about Armenia from April, 2012

Armenia: Art, Genocide, Westernization and Identity

Writing on Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian explains how he marked the 97th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. The writer and art critic/curator...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Attitudes to Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution

Caucasus Conflict Voices posts early data from a 2011 household survey by the Caucasus Resource Research Centers revealing attitudes to the long-running conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed...

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

Following this week's 97th anniversary of the 1915 massacre and deportation of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire, vgratian asks its readers “Does the world need to recognize the Armenian...

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,...

Armenia: A Tale of Two Nations

Security, in the Caucasus and beyond…. comments on the 97th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of 1.5 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Considered an act of...

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...

Armenia: The mob rules

Unzipped again comments on last week's cancelled festival of Azerbaijani films in Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri. The blog concludes that the campaign and demonstration against local peace activist...

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...

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...

Armenia: Straight to the village

With a GDP per capita estimated at just $5,400 in 2011, Armenia is one of the poorest countries in the former Soviet Union. The situation is particularly noticeable in the...

Armenia: Young Author Faces Military Censorship

Hovhannes Ishkhanyan, a 24-year-old former conscript in the Armenian military, has found himself in hot water in the former Soviet republic after penning a literary work detailing life in the...

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