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Armenia's Press Freedom Score Highest in The Past Decade


Armenia’s rank has improved by 3 points in this year’s Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders, but we’re still ranked in the “noticeable problems” category.

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Commentary: Armenia’s Looming Elections Look to Be “Symbolic”

 The American bi-monthly international affairs magazine National Interest has published prominent Caucasus expert Sergey Markedonov’s commentary on Armenia’s upcoming presidential elections.

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Armenia Economy Region

Average Monthly Wage in Armenia Lowest among Caucasus States

Average Monthly Wages in Caucasus Countries vst Global Average, based on ILO data

Average monthly wage in Armenia is more than 3 times less than the global average, which is estimated to be equal to $1,480 a month according to the study published last year by the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO). Furthermore, the average wage in Armenia is the lowest among the three Caucasian states.

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People Centric Campaigning: Raffi Hovhannisian Hits The Street

As the first week of campaigning for the February 18 Presidential Elections draws to the end, Azatutyun.am is featuring a great slideshow of the US-born candidate Raffi Hovhannisian pioneering western style campaigning in Armenia.
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Randomly greeting people and talking to them in the street, shops and other public settings during election campaigns may be the norm for politicians in the West but is highly unusual in Armenia. The U.S.-born opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian is doing just that in his ongoing presidential election campaign. The Photolur news agency followed his first campaign outings in Yerevan.

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Armenia Region

Villagers Trapped on Georgian – Armenian Border after Demarcation


Villagers in Djiliza, Chanakhchi, Akhkyorpi and about 7 other Armenian villages have found themselves cut from relatives and vital roads following the reckless demarcation of the Armenian-Georgian border.

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Armenia Politics

No Surprise There: Serzh Sarkissian Is The Richest

Armenia — President Serzh Sargsyan makes a speach during Republican Party Convention, Yerevan, 10Mar2012

The incumbent President Serzh Sarkissian is the wealthiest of the 8 candidates running for President in February 2003 elections, but he is not as rich as you’d think.

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Armenia Society

New Flag of Armenia (design concept)


Braind – branding laboratory has presented a design concept for a new flag of Armenia.

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Obama Urged to "Reset" Relationship with Armenian Americans


U.S. President Barack Obama launched his second term Monday with a call for the United States to continue its “never-ending journey” to live up to the ideals of its founders.

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Armenia

High Prices for Natural Gas Forces Villagers to Burn Wood for Heating

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Think-Tank Offers Help to International Observers in 2013 Presidential Elections

Armenia – A man is casting his ballot in the parliamentary elections in Armenia, Yerevan, 06May2012 | Photolur

Policy Forum Armenia, an independent Armenian think-tank, has put forward a series of recommendations and called upon the international observers to consider those suggestions as a way to enhance fraud-detection techniques in time for the upcoming February 2013 Presidential elections.

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