Armenian blogs during the 2008 Presidential Elections

At a seminar organized by the Yerevan Press Club with the support of the Friedrich Ebbert Foundation, dealing with the activities of the Armenian media during the 2008 presidential elections I made a short – 25 minute presentation (download the Power Point Presentation) on the situation in the Armenian blogosphere. While I have been working on promoting blogging among Armenian journalists for around a year now, the vast amount of interest demonstrated by the journalists towards the issue pleasantly surprised me. The question and answer session that followed lasted around an hour, and journalists kept asking questions all that evening. Several of them expressed readiness to write articles on the issue, and Azg has already published a story, which, although contains several factual mistakes and draws several strange conclusions, still is quite a good promotion for blogging in Armenia.

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