Via the Shadows of Moonlight I found out about this unique new publication: The Armenian Times.
First time ever we are seeing an Armenian newspaper build fully on a blogging engine. Everything in the newspaper is commetable and as the editorial to the second issue claims – 27,000 people have visited the site after the release of the first issue. This is indeed an impressive figures for an Armenian newspaper.
The publication claims to be geared towards the younger reader. I didn’t quite like the colors of the web-page overall, but I guess I’m not young enough to decide if its appealing to youth or not. The choice of the topics could also be more interesting perhaps, and the way they are treating titles is the usual Armenian horrible way – you’ll never know what you’re going to read judging from titles like: “The Road was called Tanais-Ecbatana!” or “If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”. But heyl This is a newspaper-blog! And its worth mentioning and showing to other Armenian newspapers. This one is the pioneer – and hopefully others will follow!
Institute for War and Peace Reporting/IWPR/ Armenia branch invites you to participate in the discussion “Human Rights in the Police System” on July 31 at 13:00.
The discussion follows the publication of IWPR Caucasus Reporting Service article “Anger at Death in Police Custody” of. Authors of the article, correspondents of ArmeniaNow.com and IWPR contributors Gayane Mkrtchian and Arpi Harutyunian tried to raise issues faced by Armenian citizens who appear in police custody.
Representatives of NGOs, international organizations, relevant agencies, parliament members, journalists and human rights activities will take part in the discussion.
The discussion will take place at Armenia branch office of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (Eznik Koghbatsi 39)
For further information feel free to contact Seda Muradyan at +37410 53 92 04
Institute for War and Peace Reporting Armenia branch
375010, Yerevan, Eznik Koghbatsi 39
Tel/fax: +37410 53 92 04