Kashatagh in Focus Again

“By decision of the Artsakh government today, the leader of the administration of the Kashatagh area, Hamlet Khachatryan, was removed from office,” Martuni or Bust!!! reports, adding that “there is a good chance that the investigation initiated by the Artsakh government could yield results and possible criminal charges against those responsible for the depopulation of the region.” SASSNA DZRER follows up saying, that at this point it is too early to see any positive changes….

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"To go or not to go?" – Eternal Argument of Young Armenian Emigrants

I have been meeting some Armenians in London recently, and always the discussions came round to the issue of immigrating to the UK. Although in all these discussions I was strongly pushing against any Armenians emigrating from Armenia, I have to admit, that deep inside, in my subconsciousness, I have been considering the possibility of immigrating to the UK myself. God! I can’t believe I just said this! Strangely enough, when I was just regaining…

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Your everyday table water – dangerous?

Remember the main slogan used by Jermuk: “Your everyday table water”? Well – maybe its not such a good idea to drink it every day! A large number of Armenian bloggers yesterday and today posted, about the US FDA warning to the consumers not to drink “Jermuk” brand Mineral Water. Reporter_Arm has a direct link to the FDA site with the warning. Jermuk group have denied that there might be arsenic in their water, so…

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Human Rights in Armenia

Kornelij Glas has posted the section about Armenia from Human Rights report released by Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Here’s the introductory paragraph, for the rest see Kornelij’s blog: Armenia, with a population of approximately 3.2 million, is a republic. The constitution provides for a popularly elected president (Robert Kocharian) and a unicameral legislature (National Assembly). A constitutional referendum in 2005 and presidential and National Assembly elections in 2003 were seriously flawed and…

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International Women's Day 2007

“Violence against women has yet to receive the priority attention and resources needed at all levels to tackle it with the seriousness and visibility necessary.” Secretary-General’s in-depth study on violence against women (2006) (A/61/122/Add.1) Source: IWD 2007 While for many people in Armenia, this day has lost its old flavor and color, I find it a privilege to greet women on this “major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of…

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About Rallies, Demonstrations and the Right to Assembly

Uzogh has an interestingly skeptical viewpoint on the recent political demonstrations and events held in Yerevan, hinting, that their hopes for becoming the Armenian version of Kmara (civic resistance movement in the republic of Georgia which undermined the government of then president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze) will fail. The blogger writes: I have always been amazed by the yearning of people to protest on the street. Everyone knows, that demonstrations, in their essence, are pointless…

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Armenia – the Land of Free Media?

A weekly live broadcast of questions and answers in the National Assembly has been ruled unconstitutional by Armenia’s Constitutional Court. Source:ArmeniaNow Anoush Armenia has a short comment and even a shorter question on the issue – but it is so eloquent!!! and my favorite part: Alexan Harutyunyan the chairman of the Public Television and Radio Council, considers the court’s ruling to be fair. He says it helps to improve the general quality of the legislation…

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Tribute to Hrant Dink

“A collection of photos and feelings, honoring the latest martyr of the Armenian Genocide” from hovikdyadya. Hrant Dink, an Armenian-Turkish editor, was slain in Istanbul in January. Hyelog has republished articles on the 40th day after Hrant Dink’s burrial here and here. Google video and Youtube have many more videos on the sad occasion.

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Armenian bloggers demand justice

Social justice was in focus of Armenian bloggers’ interest not just in virtual, but also in real life. It is no secret, that there are prominent Armenian bloggers among the organizers of the “part joke, part serious” exhibition held on March 4th, 2007 and the exhibit was actively (photo)covered in the blogosphere. part joke, part serious exhibition © photo by Nvard Yerkanyan (Azura), Yerevan, 2007 According to CRD / TI Armenian Election Monitor 2007: […]the…

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The Fun Side of Armenian Elections

There are funny sides to the Armenian Elections – a lot of them, as a matter of fact! The uncharted zone for example sees “Prosperious Armenia” (Bargavach Hayastan) as a “quick and inexpensive method of carrying out a national census in Armenia”. 🙂 Kornelij Glas looks at the “Father of all Armenians spread out throughout theUniverse, Ara Abrahamyan“(the head of the Union of Armenians of Russia and the World Armenian Congress), who like “Abraaham, who…

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