Internet Freedom declines in Armenia

Internet Freedom declines in Armenia

Freedom House published its “Freedom on the Net 2016” report on Monday. Armenia retained its position among the countries with free internet (the report covers June 2015 – May 2016), but its overall score declined by two points and the country came really close to the “partly free” category, which was mostly due to the police violence against journalists (including myself) during the #ElectricYerevan protests as well as the increased self-self-censorhip during the 4 day war with…

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Fragile Truce Holds in Karabakh

Fragile Truce Holds in Karabakh

This video screenshot of a smiling Armenian soldier somewhere in the southern part of the line of contact between Armenian and Azerbaijani militaries has made my day. It marks the end of the nightmare, the end of 3 days of violent clashes, it reaffirms the promise that there’s no military solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and it signifies hope that peace is possible…

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Karabakh Population Grows 10% in 10 Years

Karabakh Population Grows 10% in 10 Years

Looks like the ‘big, fat, Armenian wedding‘ held in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2008 is starting to bear fruit. Karabakh Prime Minister’s Spokesman Artak Beglaryan cited census data yesterday, according to which the population of the self-proclaimed republic has reached 151,000. That’s a growth rate of 10% in 10 years.

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The History of Karabakh Flag

The History of Karabakh Flag

The official flag of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) was raised high and proud in Boston’s Armenian Heritage Park on Tuesday as Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan came by on a working visit to the USA. The flag jumped right out of every official photo published by Armenian President’s website. You could just see that they’re making a point. And rightly so.

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