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Clashes Over Church Raise Spectre of Georgian-Armenian Strife

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:59:07 +0000

"This is certainly an issue to be solved by the church and clergymen, but there are certain people willing to politicize the issue."

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Netizen Report: Online Battles Break Out Amid Elections in Armenia and Ecuador

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:54:29 +0000

LiveJournal bans "political solicitation" in Russia (its new home), Google contemplates a return to China, and Bangladesh's telecom regulator rejects a proposed Facebook bedtime ban.

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Pre-Vote Shenanigans — And Fake News — Cloud Armenia's General Election

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:25:04 +0000

The build up to #Armvote17 showcased a sample of the online tactics favoured by modern-day vote manipulators.

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‘Why Can’t I Kiss My Girlfriend in Public?’ The Story of an Armenian Queer Woman

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:55:08 +0000

A queer woman reveals her life story and shares her stubborn struggle for lesbian emancipation in a homophobic patriarchal society.

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With Rhinoplasty on the Rise, Whither the Armenian Nose?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:44:15 +0000

“If the [economic] situation is bad, there are fewer operations; if the situation is good, there are many more operations.”

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Meet Ara Malikian, the Cosmopolitan With a Violin

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:07:19 +0000

Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.

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Driving Through Sniper Territory Close to the Azerbaijan-Armenia Border

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:42:52 +0000

"If they decide to shoot at any of the cars they can do it without any problem. Their positions are very close."

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Travel Blogger Faces Eight Years in Azerbaijan Prison Over Nagorno-Karabakh Visits and Posts

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:39:25 +0000

One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.

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How is Online Radio Helping to Empower Visually Impaired People in Armenia?

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:18:16 +0000

"There are about 25,000 visually impaired people in Armenia, of whom 6,000 are blind. Only 5% of these people are employed."

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The World According to Russian Stereotypes

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:52:25 +0000

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.

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Halloween: Ghoulish Fun or Grand Western Conspiracy?

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:16:40 +0000

Devil face-masks are no damned joke in certain corners of the former Soviet Union.

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100 Years of Beauty in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:44:16 +0000

Countries that shared a similar existence under the Kremlin's yoke found in their national wardrobes rich sources of self-expression.

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How a Glove Factory in Rural Armenia Is Beating Back Labour Migration to Russia

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:51:17 +0000

"Everyone is like me. They love their village, land and water. These things call us back."

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The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: What Panama Papers?

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:49:03 +0000

In this episode, the period gets political in Poland, Afro-Chileans demand recognition in Chile, and Chinese censors go into overdrive to remove the Panama Papers -- even from email.

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Film Says Students Across Central and Eastern Europe Should Cooperate on Fighting Corruption

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:39:32 +0000

A recently published documentary shows how youth organizations from various countries can cooperate to put an end to the shady dealings that too often occur within educational institutions.

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