articles by:
Simon Maghakyan

Armenian Parliament E-lections

by | May 6th, 2012 | 1 comments

Ahead of the upcoming May 6, 2012, parliamentary election for all 131 seats of ex-Soviet Armenia’s National Assembly, an opposition rally in capital Yerevan featured not only the country’s tricolor but also a purple flag with eight white letters. “I brought the Facebook flag to the rally to show the government that now there is a unique, reliable alternative [for information] to be used by everyone,” explained the 24-year-old activist to EurasiaNet.

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Is Ministry of Diaspora’s New Site a “Virtual Embarrassment”?

by | April 2nd, 2012 | 3 comments

The “virtual museum” of Armenia’s Ministry of Diaspora is more reflective of government corruption than the project’s purpose.

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Remembering the Victims of Karabakh

by | March 19th, 2012 | 0 comments

“I don’t even remember this war,” was comedian Jon Stewart’s reaction on the February 13th episode of The Daily Show after his guest Ali Soufan mentioned the gory post-Soviet Armenian-Azerbaijani fight for the region of Karabakh in the 1990s.

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Personal Presidential Problems in the Caucasus?

by | January 13th, 2012 | 0 comments

Patronizing and bullying may be as abundant as air in the South Caucasus, but does it apply to presidents? Some analysts believe that Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili’s and Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s alleged mutual bullying [...]

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Satellite Streams Screams of Silenced Sacred Stones

by | March 9th, 2011 | 0 comments

Satellite data, analyzed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, stream the screams of thousands of sacred stones silenced by Azerbaijan. UNESCO, in turn, “hopes” for an impossible mission.

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Sexy Ani? Fashion at Sacred Armenian Ruins Raises Eyebrows

by | January 28th, 2011 | 2 comments

Will feelingness fashion raise awareness about a global heritage site on the verge of vanishing?

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Armenia’s Numerical Obsessions

by | January 20th, 2011 | 0 comments

Tell me your number and I will tell you who you are.

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