Podcast: Armenian blogosphere talks Turkey

“Armenia and Turkey have agreed on a comprehensive framework for the normalization of their bilateral relations,” is said in the joint statement disseminated by the Armenian and Turkish foreign ministries. Hot discussions around the statement have started in the Armenian blogs. “Today, a day before the commemoration of the genocide victims, we have learnt that Armenia and Turkey had signed an official joint document on normalizing bilateral relations and identifying a road-map,” Ogostos writes. “I…

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Podcast: Traditional Media vs Bloggers, Round v2.0

The traditional media talked about the blogs this week again. Bloggers noticed that too. In an article about Yerevan’s Municiapl administration elections, Top journalist of “Aravot” daily – Anna Israyelian, had referred to the opinions expressed by Uzogh (Ruben Muradyan) on his blog. Uzogh on his turn had started a discussion about “Aravot” Daily’s coverage on his blog. As the discussion proved interesting, we decided to invite Anna Israyelian, Ruben Muradyan (Uzogh), Gegham Vardanyan (Reporter_arm)…

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Podcast: Bloggers and Pornstars against "dumb economists"

Bloggers discussed various YouTube videos depicting the brawl between photojournalist Gagik Shamshyan and Bryusov University’s Security. Some tried to prove the photojournalist provoked the fight, others claimed the opposite, while some just bragged about – “Երկիրը երկիր չի” (It’s all ‘couse the country’s f**ed up!). The disagreement between the radical opposition movement Armenian national congress and the only opposition party represented in Armenia’s parliament – “Heritage” attracted some attention as well. Many others centered on the possibility that the US…

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Podcast: more on the red-apple and a bit of barcamp

The new episode or the Armenian Blogosphere podcast is now available for download as a 1.3 Mb mp3 file as well as for listneing online – just click the player icon below to start playback. This episode contains a review of some of the most interesting blog-posts on the issue of the much discussed red-apple, which stirred a surprising amount of emotion around the Armenian blogosphere – compiled by Reporter_arm, journalist, editor of E-channel and…

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Podcast: Dram is not floating, it’s just taken for a swim

Armenian bloggers noted a certain trend this week: on Mary 1 the opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian declares that “the country is falling into abyss”. On March 4 the country nearly falls into that very abyss – with the national currency – Armenian dram loosing 20% or more of its value in a matter of hours. While some bloggers share their views of the opposition leader and the authorities – telling in quite frank terms what…

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Podcast: Between dram and dollar. Bloggers’ calculations, predictions and assumptions

Information about the US dollar trading at stock exchange is published almost every day in the print media. People hesitate whether to keep their savings in Armenian dram, or to hurry and buy dollars? “They say that the banks shall not sell dollar and other foreign currency starting from today. If you have not managed to buy earlier, you are late,” Pataphysicus has written.

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Podcast: Obama inauguration and tech news

The 35th episode of “The Armenian blogosphere” podcast – a first for this year is now available for download as an mp3 file from here or listening online by clicking the player icon below. We have been experimenting with a new format for the podcast and this issue also features technology news. I’ll appreciate comments and suggestions. This 5 minute podcast is produced by Internews Armenia. The program was made by Lusine Grigoryan, Gegham Vardanyan, Armen Sargsyan,…

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Happy New Year!!! Happy 2009

The bull’s coming! It used to be the symbol of plenty, prosperity and strength. Let’s hope, that amidst the looming global economic crisis, the bull will indeed justify it’s name. Wish a very happy, prosperous New Year to you all! Wish you a Happy 2009! Download the last – holiday episode of our podcasts from here or listen to it online by clicking the player icon below.

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George W Bush and the size-10, black, flying shoes

The 29-year-old journalist Muntazer al-Zaidy from “Al Badgadia” TV, threw his shoes at the US President George W. Bush at a press conference in Iraq. Even though the journalist missed his target, he did, however, become the center of attention throughout the world. The story of flying shoes along with the accompanying video circled around the Armenian blogosphere as well. Reporter_arm was perhaps the first to react to the news. Have you seen how a…

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