Blogrel to Opposition: …and you want to run the country?

Harmic on the Blogrel criticizes the violent infighting in one of Armenia’s oldest conservative opposition parties : “The Union for Constitutional Rights”: If these guys can’t even act in a civil manner towards their own colleagues, how on earth are they going to discuss issues of war and peace with Aliyev and Gul, Genocide Recognition around the world , control the various criminal elements in the country..amongst Armenia’s other obstacles.

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Armenian Government vs. British Artist

Kornelij Glas, Theartbox and Ogostos join the earlier discussion started by the Blogrel  about the recent scandal which has caused heated debate in the Armenia society about values of freedom of expression, respect towards the Armenian flag and the adequacy of the reaction by the Armenian ministry of culture to the performance staged by the British dance artist Nigel Charnock, who, as part of his performance in Armenia organized in sign of friendship between the…

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The date is set; and so it begins

Anoush Rima from Anoush Armenia reflects on the recent article in the ArmeniaNow.com: Decision 2007 Comes May 12: Will it be fair? and once again stresses the significance of having fair elecitons: “…this election season is extremely critical: it needs to come off clean and fair, most notably so that people have a semblance of restored faith in the system to give them a reason to vote in the VERY crucial presidential elections next year…

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A New Blog – Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement

Martuni or Bust, Oneworld Multimedia and Bekaiza are all marking the creation of a new blog in the Armenian blogosphere, Onnik writes: Just found a new Armenian blog — Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement — that looks as though it’s literally just started. Is it an Armenian anarchist or very alternative one? Interesting. The new blog itself, the Armenian Libertarian-Socialist Movement as it is called makes something of a manifesto about the purposes of the blog: In…

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Hypocracy in Action

Observer at What Democracy Means is reacting negatively to the recent events and attitude of the Armenian authorities towards the monitoring missions and the overall need to address transparency during the Parliamentary Elections 2007, noting, that two events are particularly disturbing: a/ “It is noteworthy that Lenmark’s meeting with RA President Robert Kocharyan didn’t take place as “the president wasn’t in Yerevan” in Lenmark’s words.” – as A1plus reported yesterday. b/ Central Electoral Comission rejected…

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2006 Corruption Perceptions Survey

Anoush Armenia points to the clear link there is between the upcoming elecitons and curbing corruption in the country, in her discussion of the recent report by the Transparency International on the state of corruption perception in Armenia. SO, if everyone realizes that the existing corrupt system is bad, and that free and fair elections is a way to improve the situation, then why does it seem like such an uphill battle to convince people…

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Ministry of Transport and Communication incompetent

David_Sand in his blog discusses incompetence of theRA Ministry of Transport and Communication. He notes, that the website of the ministry is a constant source of scandal and controversy and discusses the implications of the case on “provision of the 1710-1785GGHz and 1805-1880GGHz radio frequences to the Armentel”. On a more positive note, David_S states, that this could well be an indication, that Armentel intends to provide GPRS internet connectivity to its mobile subscribers. Needless…

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