Podcast: interview with Vahan Ishkhanian

This week’s Armenian Blogosphere podcast features an interview with journalist Vahan Ishkhanian about his blogs, specifically the one on Tert.am. Ishkhanian is well known around the Armenian Blogosphere. Not long ago he and his wife became the focus of much discussion and debate in blogs for publishing material’s on “Inqnagir” literary journal, claiming a prominent Armenian poet of the 20th century – Yeghishe Charents is gay. Download this 5 minute podcast or listen to it…

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Podcast: Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere

Armenian blogs discussed Iran again this week, alongside the general amnesty declared by the Armenian parliament that set free a number of jailed oppositionists ahead of the PACE session. The car-crash of two key actors from highly popular “Vorogayt” show and the death of pop-superstar Michael Jackson attracted much attention, while social networks were lively with discussions about protests staged by nationalists during the visit of Georgia’s president Mikhail Sahakashvili.Download this 1.3 Mb mp3 version…

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Podcast: Armenian Blogs Divided on Amnesty

The National Assembly of Armenia adopted a decision on announcing amnesty on Friday. The initiative, put forward by the President’s administration, is primarily seen as a move to ease political tension in the society and release 56 opposition supporters charged in connection with post-election violence in Yerevan in March 2008.Armenian blogs paid a due share of interest to the Amnesty issue. Most were interested in the fashion it was done, rather than the fact of…

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Podcast: Interview with Hrant Ter-Abrahamian

The Armenian Blogosphere radioprogram follows the developments between the traditional media and the blogosphere.A couple of months ago the Tert.am information website invited some known journalists, writers to blog for them.This episode of the Armenian Blogosphere program/podcast features and interview with one of the Tert.am bloggers – publicist Hrant Ter-Abrahamian about his blog.Download the 1.5 Mb mp3 file of the podcast from here or listen to it online by clicking the player icon below.

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Podcast: Post-Election comments from bloggers

Yerevan municipal elections took place on May 31st. The preliminary results were published next morning. President Serzh Sargsian’s ruling Republican party received 47.37 percent of the vote. “Bargavach Armenia” (Prosperous Armenia) party and Armenian National Congress received enough votes to secure their place in city’s elderly council, but Armenian National Congress said they’ll boycott the Elderly council in sign of protest against vote irragularities.You can download the short, 5 minute mp3 version of the radio…

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Podcast: Yerevan elections in the Armenian blogosphere

Days before the first ever municipal elections in Yerevan several bloggers have noticed that the municipal authorities are doing major road construction works, fixing street lightes, renovating backyards. Reporter_arm has put together his notes on what the Armenian blogosphere has to say about the pre-election race, this sudden push by the authorities to finally start doing some of their responsibilities and more. You can download the short, 5 minute mp3 version of the radio program/podcast…

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Podcast: Armenian bloggers don't want to spoil relations over politics

Armenian bloggers Kornelij Glas, InferoArm, Ditord and Reporter_Arm met at the studio of “Armenian Blogosphere” radio program / podcast at “Internews” to discuss the municipal elections in Yerevan slated on May 31st. You can download the short, 5 minute mp3 version of the radio program/podcast from here or listen to it online by clicking the player icon below. A longer version of the discussion will soon be available on this blog as well. A text-version…

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Podcast: the 'emergency' week in the Armenian blogosphere

“What’s burning? Is it at Nairit? Can’t see very well”, these were there questions asked at 18:55 on Dabavogr’s blog, minutes after the first deadly explosion at Nairit Chemical factory’s rubber production plant in Yerevan, which left 4 dead, 8 seriously wounded. Minutes after Shur posted a photo of the thick column of smoke, made from central Yerevan, the buzz was out in the Armenian blogosphere. This 46th episode of the Armenian Blogosphere podcast brings…

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Podcast: from Webby Awards to Inga & Anush blog

The 45th episode of the Armenian Blogosphere podcast is now available for download. This week’s podcast features the results of the 13th annual Webby awards – the Oscars for the Internet. Find out who won. The podcast also features an interview with Ani Karamian, the member of Inga&Anush PR team, who operates the official Inga and Anush Arshakian’s blog. The sisters will represent Armenia at Eurovision international music contest in Moscow next week.

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The Obamameter, Armenians, Turks and blogs

As President Barack Obama’s 100 days in office went by the American analysts tried to find out how many of US President’s 514 campaign promises had been fulfilled, making use of the famous Obameter. Turns out Obama has fulfilled 27 of his campaign promises, broken 6, took a comprimise decision about 7 of them.

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