Tigran Karapetovich leaving ALM for politics

“Rejoice everybody”, Kornelij Glas exclaims with sarcasm, “from 8th April, with the start of the electoral campaign Tigran Karapetovich is leaving the post of ALM director”. Some background is necessary to understand the sarcasm: Tigran Karapetyan is a controversial Armenian businessman, who established “A.L.M.- Holding” company back in 2000 and launched the nationwide ALM TV before the presidential/parliamentary elections 2003. The TV company is primarily geared towards the rural population of Armenia and the elderly…

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Southern Avenue Protest

Via CRD / TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007: […]Following on from last weekend’s Flash Mob, the Center for Regional Development / Transparency International Armenia will be staging an action in cooperation with Sksel a. On Sunday, March 25, 2007, Center for Regional Development/Transparency International Armenia, in cooperation with “Sksel a” initiative group, is organizing a joint action against illegalities in the field of urban development in Yerevan City. There will be a photo exhibition at…

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OSCE Office Supports Introduction of Community Policing In Armenia

Armenian Breaking News reports about the recent agreement signed by the OSCE Office in Yerevan and the Armenian Police which attempts to bring police closer to the public and increase citizens’ confidence in them: Under the agreement, training sessions, coaching and other activities will be organized to raise Armenian police officers’ awareness about the Council of Europe’s Code of Police Ethics and human rights standards. The agreement also foresees the establishment of several Outreach Police…

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