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New Media vs. Old Media

Observer at What Democracy Means speculates on the significance of Blogs – the New Media vs. the Traditional Media in the context of the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Armenia.

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Radiostations taking the RA Government to Court

David_Sand followes up on economic court action undertaken by a group of Armenian Radio companies over the newly imposed annual fee for servicing the broadcast frequency. It will be a long fight and will go all the way to the Constitutional court David speculates.

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Political Alliances 2007

Uzogh recognizes familiar notes as Armenian political parties “sell” their Alliance stock around.

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Armenians belive corruption has increased

Almost two in three Armenians believe that corruption in their country has increased in recent years despite declared government efforts to combat it, according to new research made public on Wednesday, as we can see from the updates in the comment section to this post by Onnik Krikoryan.
RHYNE at the Armenia Blog also talks of the issue, adding a degree of bitter sarcasm and a joke:

It couldn’t be love, peace, happiness, or food for the needy. No! It had to be corruption.

The majority of interviewees (64.0%) believe that the level of corruption has increased during the last three years.
While prioritizing the solutions to improve the current situation, 89.0% of the respondents pointed to a necessity of ensuring free and fair elections. They also referred to strengthening law enforcement (93.9%) and punishment of those involved in corruption (91.9%) as a key to the success of reducing corruption in the country.