19 հունվար, 2017 19:30 OSCE Calls on Turkey to find the masterminds of Dink's assassination Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media calls on Turkish authorities to intensify their efforts to find the masterminds behind the killing of prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink. 19 հունվար, 2017 18:56 Rakel Dink: Ten years, easier said than lived On the tenth anniversary of Hrant Dink's assassination, his widow Rakel Dink continues to fight for justice.

Addressing thousands gathered in remembrance of Hrant Dink's life and inherent to his legacy, Rakel Dink said, "My husband used to value the conscience of people rather than that of the courts. The only thing that still gives us hope, in the midst of all that happened, is that the people have condemned this crime in their own conscience.
This case is one of the keys to Turkey’s democratization. If you are going to make use of it, it’s all yours, as long as you use it for this purpose."
18 հունվար, 2017 21:23 Armenia’s Ombudsman on the Azerbaijani Attempted Infiltration in Tavoush On December 29 Azerbaijani forces launched an infiltration attempt targeting the Chinari village in the Tavoush region on the border of the Republic of Armenia with Azerbaijan.
Arman Tatoyan, the Human Rights Defender of Armenia presented the results of the fact finding mission the Ombudsman's Office initiated started the day of the incident.
16 հունվար, 2017 20:00 The OSCE/ODIHR "Needs Assessment Mission" Report on Upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Armenia The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) undertook a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) to assess the pre-election environment in Armenia.
The OSCE/ODIHR NAM recommends the deployment of a core team of experts and a secondment of 24 long-term observers from OSCE participating States to follow the electoral process in Armenia, and 250 short-term observers to follow election day proceedings.

The OSCE/ODIHR has previously observed nine elections and one referendum in Armenia, including the 2012 parliamentary elections.
13 հունվար, 2017 18:56 Meddling in Presidential Elections: Two Cases by Markar Melkonian In a recent article published by the Armenia based Hetq online investigative news agency, Marker Melkonian takes a look at the long established tradition of Russia and the United States of America meddling in one another's presidential elections.
Following stories of Russia influencing the last US presidential elections, the author asks, "Has the USA engaged in this sort of meddling? And if so, what effect has it had on Russia?" The answer comes in a comprehensive look at the 1996 Russian presidential elections, which saw "Boris Yeltsin, in fifth place among the presidential candidates, with only 8% support" at the beginning of the campaign come to office.

Markar Melkonian is a teacher and an author. His books include Richard Rorty’s Politics: Liberalism at the End of the American Century (1999), Marxism: A Post-Cold War Primer (Westview Press, 1996), and My Brother’s Road (2005).
13 հունվար, 2017 16:33 Journalist Hasan Cemal Facing Possible Nine Years in Prison The Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reports that renowned Turkish journalist Hasan Camal, whose work stands in solidarity with the Kurdish and Armenian causes might be facing nine years in prison for alleged terror propaganda.
9 հունվար, 2017 18:05 Smart Nation - Underutilized Potential, Sassoon Grigorian Sassoon Grigorian, the author of “Smart Nation: A Blueprint for Modern Armenia” on the need for Armenia to shift from survival mode, identify the domain where the country has the potential to become a global leader and overreach. Grigorian also speaks of the need to develop a sense of urgency and of the lessons Armenians could learn from other small nations. 7 հունվար, 2017 11:09 Turkmenistan Not Interested to Lose Iranian Gas Market. Petrostrategies On January 1, Turkmenistan slashed (the Iranians used the word “halted”) its gas deliveries to Iran. It had been exporting up to 10 bcm/annum to its southern neighbor. It seems that this cut followed a last-minute breakdown in talks, which were aiming at extending the gas agreement between these two countries by five years. According to the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), a temporary agreement had been struck, but Turkmenistan reportedly decided not to fulfill its commitments. The latter says it made this supply cut after it had issued several warnings to Iran, which went unheeded. Ashgabad claims that Tehran did not bother to seek a compromise on the subject of its debt. In December, Turkmengaz pointed out that Iran owed it some $1.8 billion in arrears for the gas delivered during the winter of 2007-8 (which had been particularly harsh in the region). 30 դեկտեմբեր, 2016 14:40 2016․ The Year of April War and Daredevils of Sassoun CivilNet summarizes the events and developments of 2016. The two main events of the year were the Four day war in Nagorno Karabakh in April and the revolt of Sasna Dzrer (Daredevils of Sassoun) armed group in July. 26 դեկտեմբեր, 2016 16:17 Leather jackets, tattoos and motorcycles: Meet the Rock Machine MC Club of Armenia In the streets of Yerevan, you might have heard the humming of motorcycles. Those are most likely to be the Rock Machine members. The bikers club has decided to flourish in the capital. Their watchword: Brotherhood. Meeting.

Sitting around a coffee table laden with marinated vegetables, lavash and chicken legs, a group of six bikers and their supporters are chatting about throttle, speed, engine, fights and girls. The Rock Machine Motorcycle Club’s members are having a little party… at a dental care center. Yes, a dental care center. One of their supporters is a dentist in Yerevan and he kindly invited the club to join his office.
22 դեկտեմբեր, 2016 16:54 The Diaspora is Primarily Seven Organizations. Hratch Tchilingirian Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian, a scholar and lecturer at the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford - specializing in Eastern Christianity and Armenian Studies - spoke to CivilNet about the current Armenia-Diaspora relations.

Institutionally, the diaspora, in my view, is primarily seven organizations: the three churches (Apostolic, Catholic, Evangelical); the three political parties (SDHP, ARF, ADL), and AGBU. The rest of the structures in the Diaspora are under these seven organizations, give and take some exceptions. Of course there are academic institutions, local cultural and educational organizations outside the orbit of these seven organizations, but the traditional structures of the diaspora are those seven.
14 դեկտեմբեր, 2016 19:00 Dr. Friedrich Glasl on Corporate Development: Make Room for Creativity Dr. Friedrich Glasl is a consultant and trainer for conflict resolution. He is also one of the co-founders of world renowned Trigon consultancy agency working in the domain of corporate development as well as with NGOs and governments. In a conversation with Civilnet, Professor Glasl takes a look at Armenia through the prism of his expertise and has a word of advice for startups - don’t let day to day challenges impair your long term development strategy.
9 դեկտեմբեր, 2016 10:09 OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries Urge Baku and Yerevan to Resume Negotiations OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries' foreign minister issued a joint statement calling Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan "to engage in negotiations in good faith at the earliest opportunity."

We, the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries – Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State of the United States John Kerry, and Foreign Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault - remain fully committed to a negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.