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· June, 2010

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from June, 2010

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...

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...

Armenia: Stone crosses

Ianyan features a guest post and accompanying audio slideshow on a specific cultural legacy in Armenia — the centuries-old art of carving stone crosses.

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,...

Belarus: Minsk puts customs agreement on hold

Belarus Digest analyzes why Minsk has stopped a long negotiated customs union between Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan.

Georgia: Social Media deployed for local elections

Local government elections in Georgia were held on 30 May and attracted huge interest from both the local and international community. Considered another test of the former Soviet republic's fledgling...

Armenia: Journalist arrested in Liberty Square

Ianyan covers the case of Ani Gevorgyan, an anti-government journalist who was arrested on 31 May while being among opposition supporters who resisted attempts by police to remove them from...

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...

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...

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