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Artur Papyan

Artur has worked mostly in the fields of logistics, project management and fund-raising. His most recent positions were World Vision Armenia’s program officer for its Gyumri Area Development Program and Media Diversity Institute's Country Coordinator for Armenia. He has also practiced as IT consultant since 1996.

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Iran: Armenian bloggers on plane crash

When a regular flight en route from Tehran to Yerevan crashed after takeoff yesterday, killing all 168 on board, many in Armenia and its Diaspora were distressed, and not least...

Armenia: ‘Bloggers’ call for foreign minister's resignation

Following a July 10, 2009 statement by the U.S., Russian, and French presidents calling for Armenia and Azerbaijan to resolve the longstanding conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, some bloggers in Armenia...

Armenia: Bloggers Attend Presidential Press Conference

On 21 July at a news conference held at the presidential palace to mark the 100th day of the new president's term in office, two bloggers were invited to attend...

Armenia: President Inaugurated, Deaths Observed… and a Balloon Festival

Depending on the political orientation of bloggers, the most important event to take place in Yerevan yesterday was debatable. Certainly, as Anush at The Armenian Patchwork explains, there was plenty...

Armenia: Bloggers Love Media – Media Love Blogs, But Who Loves More?

Armenian blogs have always been attentive towards the mass media although you can't really call it love because in part there's not much to like about the Armenian media these...

Armenia: Political Blogging Intensifies

The past week was eventful, and while the traditional media in Armenia were pondering their adequate response so as to avoid “unnecessary complications”, the Armenian Internet community were discussing the...

Armenia: Politics — The Driving Force Behind Blogs?

Last week, the main topics discussed in the Armenian blogosphere were the election manifesto of former president Levon Ter-Petrossian and the presidential election in neighboring Georgia. It's no wonder that...

Armenia: Opposition Detainees Released

Via Romamerda1 on YouTube, there are updates on the latest developments following the arrest of Armenian opposition leaders, Nikol Pashinyan and other members of the “Impeachment” bloc. The description accompanying...

U.S. Concerned About Armenia’s Ties With Iran

“Iran is planning massive investments into the economies of Georgia and Armenia. We’re talkingof 1 billion dollars for Tbilissi and a analogous offer to Yerevan. For your consideration: the total...

Nagorno Karabakh conflict: “Liberated Territories” in Focus

The Armenian blogosphere is full of speculations about the seven regions in Azerbaijan currently under the control of Armenian and Karabakh forces, which are referred to as the “Liberated Territories”...

Armenia: Police beat opposition protesters in Yerevan

Bloggers were faster then most media covering the violent events of yesterday. Unzipped, Narjan (am), Aramazd (am) here (am), here (am) and here (am), HyeBlog (ru), E-channel blog (am), A1plus...

Predictable Politics – Not Much Happening in Armenian Parliament Pre-Election Campaign

“Less then a week to go” for the elections, says Onnik Krikoryan finding himself sitting in a restaurant with other foreign journalists, “Nobody is expecting post-election street protests to achieve...

How [NOT] To: Armenian Genocide Protest

Points about what is appropriate for an Armenian to do on the Armenian genocide remembrance day – April 24th, started earlier this week by the Armenia blog were picked up...

Assasinations and blasts in Armenia continue

Only days into the parliamentary election campaign, Armenia is wracked by assassination attempts against politicians and attacks on campaign offices. As one blogger remarks, the Kalashnikov is already the top...

Armenia: Predictable politics and apathetic youth

A lot of things happening in the political landscape of Armenia are anticipated and predictable “by journalists and people on the street alike”, Notes from Hairenik states, building up his...

Armenia off balance: Government resigns over PM’s death

“Andranik Margaryan, the Prime Minister of Armenia, the chairman of Republican Party of Armenia died of heart stroke in his apartment on March 25, at 13:20.” (E-channel) Andranik Margaryan, the...

Prosperous Armenia party everywhere!!!

As early as “@ 2007-03-21 09:07:00″ Narjan (ru) reported that the word “DOD” is charcoaled on the wall of presidential palace in Yerevan, which was promptly cleaned up (ru) to...

Questions about the Armenian economy

There is some impressive growth in the Armenian economy, The Armenian Economist (of course!) says: […]Armenia’s economy has grown at double digit rates over the past five years. Construction activity...

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