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· January, 2007

Stories about Armenia from January, 2007

Armenia: Bribe-Free Roads

At Blogrel, Harmick reports on the first step of a project designed to eliminate bribery by traffic police.

Armenia: New Year's Recovery Advice

Zarchka offers helpful advice for overcoming the aftermath of the days of feasting following New Year's in Armenia.

Armenia: Landmark Ruling

Onnik Krikorian says that the decision by the European Court of Human Rights to rule in favor of an opposition activist in Armenia is a landmark ruling that he hopes...

Armenia: Democratic Deficiencies

At Blogrel, Observer explains some of the problems in Armenian democracy.

Armenia: Blogging for Social Good

Onnik Krikorian links to Gavar Special School, a school educating special needs students in Armenia's Gegharkunik Region. He goes on to discuss how blogs are better than static sites for...

Armenia: Opposition to Hoagland Nomination

Armenia Blog notes that Richard Hoagland has again been nominated as US ambassador to Armenia. Armenia Blog urges Armenians in the US to oppose Hoagland's nomination because he does not...

Armenia: Independent Media & Self-Sustainability

Onnik Krikorian reports on how two Armenian independent media outlets are seeking operating funds, and how one of them is trying to break its reliance on handouts.

Armenia: Tax Holidays

The Armenian Economist discusses tax holidays for investments by foreign firms in Armenia. This is the last year that such investments qualify, and the blogger asks whether or not the...

Armenia: Potatoes for Votes

The latest Armenian Parliamentary Election Monitory at Oneworld Multimedia rounds up the latest election news with a large section devoted to Gagik Tsarukian, who is now making headlines not for...

Armenia: Naval Disasters & Elephant Romance

Onnik Krikorian writes about an Armenian blog he's newly discovered called Armenia Blog. Content on the blog covers all variety of topics germane to Armenia, and Onnik draws attention to...

Saddam execution video re-ignites death penalty debates worldwide

Over the past four months, we've tried to feature and contextualise videos we felt should be seen and debated by a wider audience. Today's featured human rights video is something...

Armenia: Dreadful Winter

Onnik Krikorian writes that this will be his last winter in Armenia in a letter from Armenia that describes the cold, the difficulties of safely heating one's home, and other...

Caucasus: European, Asian, or What?

A Fistful of Euros wonders whether readers consider Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan to be European or not. Only Georgia and Azerbaijan are partially within Europe geographically, but the latter is...

Armenia: Bloggers’ New Year's

Onnik Krikorian looks at how Armenian bloggers spent their time during the holiday season.

Armenia: “Because”

Armenian Poetry Project posts “Because” by Mariné Petrossian (HY) with an audio clip of the author reading the poem.

Armenia: Listening to Country Music in Armenia

Nazarian writes about hearing country music while listening to Voice of America as a child in Armenia and not understanding what it was or who listened to it until living...

Armenia: Expatriates

Armenian LJ user bekaisa writes about the segregated world that expatriates live in, inspiring some interesting comments. Onnik Krikorian responds, adding that Armenia's expatriate community is different from neighboring ones...

Armenia: Parliamentary Election Monitor

Onnik Krikorian publishes the latest edition of his parliamentary election monitor, rounding up the latest in news on Armenia's coming parliamentary vote.

Armenia: New Year

Nareg writes about celebrating the new year — both of them — in Armenia.

Armenia: Independence Viewed Through Sports

Levon writes about how the state of Armenian competition in international sporting events can be seen as a smaller version of Armenia's post-independence experience.

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