In Support of Protesters in Myanmar

Although this post may seem irrelevant to the general content of my blog, I can’t stop myself from posting it. My very good friend from Myanmar/Burma has disappeared from my Gtalk contact list for 2 days now. I have been following the developments with the protest of monks with excitement and anxiety, thinking about how every type of dictatorship, even the type that the Generals possess in Burma is doomed. However, after the main internet…

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Haykakan Zhamanak Blog

Via Kornelij Glas I found out, that Haiykakan Zhamanak newspaper have started a blog. It has started last week, is only in Russian, and as Kornelij notes, these are basicly commentable articles. However, following A1plus blog, Panorama.am election site, Echannel blog (temporarily closed), this is already the forth Armenian media outlet to use blogging as an interactivity feature, and as a blogging maniac, I am more then happy to see such developments in the Armenian…

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9/11: I am sorry – New York!

6 years ago today I had just returned from the US, feeling sorry, that I didn’t have time to visit New York and see its beautiful skyline. 6 years ago – this day, the world changed, and it will never be the same again. 6 years ago today terror struck America, terror struck the World, and I can’t see an end to it. I am sorry – New York! PS: post inspired by Unzipped Photo…

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20,000 hits for Ditord!

As you can see – this blog is on vacation, just like most of the rest of Armenia. However, I couldn’t stop reacting to the fact, that this morning the blog recorded its 20,000th hit. This blog has been around for 7 months already and has established its steady readership and while its not big – I’d say there are about 120 people who regularly visit us, I’m really thankful to all of you for…

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Attention Armenian Bloggers: BlogCamp CIS and the Baltics 2007

BlogCamp CIS and the Baltics 2007 is the first (BarCamp) in the post-Soviet space that we are aware of. We aim to gather 300 bloggers, new media professionals, and other types of geeks for a week-end in Kyiv in mid-October. Our objective is not only to discuss the wider new media and Web2.0 developments in the region, but also to test if BarCamps have a (bright) future as a peer-learning platform in this region. We…

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The Armenia Times – An Armenian Electronic Newspaper for Young People, built on a blogging engine

Via the Shadows of Moonlight I found out about this unique new publication: The Armenian Times. First time ever we are seeing an Armenian newspaper build fully on a blogging engine. Everything in the newspaper is commetable and as the editorial to the second issue claims – 27,000 people have visited the site after the release of the first issue. This is indeed an impressive figures for an Armenian newspaper. The publication claims to be…

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Human Rights In The Armenian Police System: Discussion

Institute for War and Peace Reporting/IWPR/ Armenia branch invites you to participate in the discussion “Human Rights in the Police System” on July 31 at 13:00. The discussion follows the publication of IWPR Caucasus Reporting Service article “Anger at Death in Police Custody” of. Authors of the article, correspondents of ArmeniaNow.com and IWPR contributors Gayane Mkrtchian and Arpi Harutyunian tried to raise issues faced by Armenian citizens who appear in police custody. Representatives of NGOs,…

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Presidential Vote in NKR conducted

Tesaket has updates on the NKR elections: Presidential elections in Nagorno Karabakh were held yesterday. The NKR Central Electoral Commission reports that 76.25% of eligible voters took part in the elections. Of the five candidates running for presidency, two – former NSS minister Bako Sahakyan, and deputy minister of foreign affairs, Masis Mayilyan, were considered front runners. Preliminary results show, that as was predicted, Mr. Sahakyan took a comfortable majority, with 87.14% of the vote….

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