Aygun Janmammadova is a blogger from Azerbaijan. She is also a member of the Global Voices Russian Lingua team. Her academic background is in International Law and Peaceful Resolution of International Disputes and previously she had been an Action Partner in Peace and Conflict as a part of the project run by Oxfam Australia. Apart from working as a lawyer, she is also involved in voluntary activities and projects in orphanages in Azerbaijan.
Last year she joined a cross-border project created by the Global Voices Caucasus Editor on using new and social media in order to assist in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict resolution http://www.oneworld.am/diversity/.
Latest posts by Aygun Janmammadova from December, 2010
Aaron in Azerbaijan [Eng] also comments on the recent law introduced in Azerbaijan prohibiting hijabs in schools. The blog wonders if the move is an attempt by the government to stop the further spread of radical Islam in the secular country.
Aaron in Azerbaijan [Eng] shares his thoughts on the local practices and traditions relating to hospitality in Azerbaijan, comparing them to those found in the West. The blog notes how perceptions of hospitality differ from culture to culture.
Last week hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Education in Baku, Azerbaijan, expressing their outrage against new regulations banning the wearing of hijabs in schools. Bloggers react.
For those living in a particular country, many things can sometimes be taken for granted. But when others from outside discover it for the first time, often experiencing new colors and traditions, a fresh insight is often the result.