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Caucasus: Online tools in Peace Building

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Digital Activism, Ethnicity & Race, International Relations, Technology, War & Conflict, Youth

Writing on his Peace and Collaborative Development Network Blog, Global Voices’ Caucasus Editor recounts his experience of using online social networks in cross-border communication and peace building initiatives between Armenia and Azerbaijan [1]. Locked into a still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, another post, however, looks at some concerns raised by fellow GV-ers Ethan Zuckerman and Jillian C.York [2] while assessing whether new open source decentralized social networks such as Diaspora offer a solution. The latest post also examines the use of simple, free tools such as Skype [3] in bringing the two sides together.