Podcast: Armenian Blogs Divided on Amnesty

PodcastThe 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 amnesty itself, saying the move was only undertaken because of the upcoming PACE session which will very likely again discuss the functioning of democratic institutions in Armenia.

Formerly, there had been 6 cases of amnesty in Armenia – in 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2006.

This episode of the Armenian Blogosphere podcast brings views and comments from top Armenian bloggers on Amnesty and related developments.  Download the 1.1 Mb mp3 file of the podcast from here or listen to it online by clicking the player icon below.

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/2/29/1788145/prog-51.mp3″
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Podcast: Interview with Hrant Ter-Abrahamian

PodcastThe 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.
http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/2/29/1788145/prog-50.mp3″

Podcast: Post-Election comments from bloggers

Podcast 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 program/podcast from here or listen to it online by clicking the player icon below. A full Armenian language text-version of the podcast is available at E-channel.
http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/11/13/2184935/prog-49.mp3″

Podcast: Yerevan elections in the Armenian blogosphere

PodcastDays 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 from here or listen to it online by clicking the player icon below. A full Armenian language text-version of the podcast is available at E-channel.
http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/11/13/2184935/Prog-48.mp3″

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

PodcastArmenian 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 of the discussion is available at E-channel.

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/2/29/1788145/Prog-47.mp3″