Stories about Azerbaijan from June, 2010
Sheki, Azerbaijan honors the Zhiguli, a Soviet era car, with a post remembering it as part of history.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: More Conflict Voices
As mentioned in previous posts on Global Voices, new and social media is increasingly playing a role in facilitating communication between Armenians and Azerbaijanis online. Locked into a bitter conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, there are few other possibilities for connecting other than meeting in third countries.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Conflict Voices
In the 16 years since a ceasefire agreement put the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh on hold, successive attempts to broker a final peace have faltered. Could blogs and other online tools now offer alternative voices the opportunity to have their opinions on the conflict heard?
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Reflections on conflict and displacement
In a guest post on the blog of Global Voices’ Caucasus editor, The Caucasian Knot [EN/AZ/RU], Zamira Ayan Abassi reflects on life as an ethnic Azeri refugee from Armenia as a result of the conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh as well as her desire for...
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Finding mutual ground online
As Global Voices looks back at the success of a Rising Voices project, Ceasefire Liberia, a citizen media site dealing with conflict and reconciliation, activity in the same area is starting to be noticed in the Caucasus. New and existing projects working towards establishing dialog and eventual peace in the region are starting to use new and social media in their activities.
Caucasus: Eurovision gossip
Chasing Liberty’s Shadow comments on Azerbaijan's entry into last week's Eurovision Song Contest and considers what benefits a victory might have brought the country. The blog also comments on speculation that Azerbaijan spent as much as $10-16 million on its entry while Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports on a minor spat...
Azerbaijan: Baku concerned with social media
With progressive, alternative voices finding a new outlet via new and social media in Azerbaijan, and the first case of imprisoning blogging activists in the region occurring there last year, news reports now warn that possible new legislation might yet seek to silence others. On a related note, In Mutatione...
Azerbaijan: Eurovision reflections
Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines reflects on the weekend's final of the Eurovision Song Contest and says that despite the politics it enjoyed the international music competition more so than in other years. Moreover, the blog notes, there was no major conflict this year between Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia and Georgia.
Azerbaijan: A jazz view of Eurovision
The Girl in Jazz comments on this year's Eurovision Song Contest which came to a close on Saturday. The blog highlights the differences between pop music and jazz and concludes that the former is about competition rather than collaboration, and rules over freedom.