6 November, 2019 09:59 The Secret Owners of Armenia's Largest Enterprise The real shareholders of Armenia's largest enterprise, the Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC), have been anonymous to the public for years. Since the 2004 privatization, there have been several changes among its shareholders, the last one being after Armenia’s Velvet Revolution of 2018. The former shareholders had affiliations with Mikael Minasyan, Ambassador to the Vatican and Armenia’s third President Serzh Sargsyan's son-in-law. The relatives of former director of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan are also involved in this story.
6 November, 2019 03:18 Armenia Ranks as 8th ‘Most Free’ Digital Country in the World Armenia was ranked the 8th most free country in Freedom House’s annual report ‘Freedom on the Net 2019: The Crisis of Social Media.’

The independent organization, dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, listed Armenia as the leader of freedom on the net in Eurasian countries.
5 November, 2019 12:13 Armenia – Russia։ Strange Bromance Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Voldoin is in Yerevan to participate in the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Session on November 4-5, while Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is due to visit on November 11. These visits was preceded by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trip to Yerevan to participate in EAEU summit on October 1. Most recently, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu was in Armenia to strengthen bilateral military cooperation. While there is some uneasiness between the top leaders, relations of Armenia and Russia remain practical and pragmatic.

3 November, 2019 11:34 Azerbaijan Encroaches Into Georgian Territory Recently, a dispute in the Babakyar mountains, which includes territory from all three states in the Caucasus, have spurred a number of misrepresentations in the media and condemnations from respective governments. Azerbaijan has strengthened its position on new heights on the peak of the Babakyar mountains, which is situated within Georgian territory. Consequently, Azerbaijani media outlets have reported that strategic heights on the border with Armenia have been taken under their government’s control. In response, the Armenian media have reported that the Armenian Armed Forces took control over territory of around 140 hectares, reportedly done to counteract Azerbaijan’s initial thrust into the Babakyar Mountains. This new area under Azerbaijani control within the mountains held tactical value for Azerbaijan against Armenia up until Armenia’s response neutralising the threat. 2 November, 2019 22:30 Implementing Best Practices for People with Disabilities: A Talk with Tuomas Tuure Tuomas Tuure is the Advocacy Coordinator for the Abilis Foundation in Finland. The foundation supports people with disabilities by implementing projects in developing countries.
Tuure attended a seminar on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Armenia. He then spoke to CivilNet’s Ani Paitjan about best practices for inclusion of PWD in Armenia.
1 November, 2019 22:48 Armenian Students in Pasadena Rally to Keep Their School Open On the same day the United States House of Representatives passed legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide, 150 Armenian high school students in Pasadena held a silent protest, demanding that their school remain open.

The protest came after students and parents of the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s (AGBU) Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School (MHS) received an abrupt email on Friday, Oct. 25, notifying them that the school would permanently close at the end of the academic year.
1 November, 2019 18:06 Roger Kupelian on The Art of Creating Magic in Movies | Ռոջեր Կուպելյանը ֆիլմերում մոգության ստեղծման մասին We met Roger Kupelian, a Hollywood visual effects artist, at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies. Kupelian has been working on big Hollywood film productions since the early nineties.

From the mountains of Mordor in The Lord of the Rings, Bugs Bunny in Space Jam, to the Oscar winning Hugo, he has taken part in the creation of fictional worlds in more than 60 movies.

Հոլիվուդյան ֆիլմերի վիզուալ էֆեկտների հայ հեղինակ Ռոջեր Կուպելյանին հանդիպեցինք Թումո ստեղծարար տեխնոլոգիաների կենտրոնում:

«Մատանիների տիրակալը» եռագրությունում Մորդորի լեռներից մինչև «Space Jam»-ի Բագս նապաստակն ու «Օսկարի» մրցանակակիր «Հյուգոն»․ նա իր ներդրումն է ունեցել ավելի քան 60 կինոնկարներում գեղարվեստական աշխարհների ստեղծման գործում:
1 November, 2019 17:13 Removal of Church History from School Curriculum Causes Divide in Armenia Armenia’s deputy minister of education, Arevik Anapiosyan wrote on Facebook that the removal of the subject does not mean belittling the important role the Church played in the history of the Armenian people. “What is the goal of the History of the Armenian Church subject? If the goal is to emphasize the role and importance of the Armenian Church in history, in the existence and development of the Armenian people, then this can best be done, in my opinion, through the subject "History of the Armenian people”, where the role and importance of the Church is irrefutable,” she wrote. 31 հոկտեմբեր, 2019 19:35 Planting Trees with My Forest Armenia Andre Gumuchdjian is a Belgian Armenian entrepreneur and the founder of a new organization called “My Forest Armenia”.

The nonprofit aims to decrease carbon in the atmosphere and increase forest coverage in Armenia.

Andre Gumuchdjian spoke to CivilNet’s Ani Paitjan about the significant role trees play in Armenia’s biodiversity.
31 October, 2019 18:13 Armenia and Russia Enhance Defense Cooperation Unlike Georgia and Ukraine, Armenia has not distanced itself from Moscow in any meaningful way since the 2018 Revolution. Russia also seems to recognise the undesirability of a deterioration of relations. Thus, the Armenian Government has been generally successful in assuring spectators that it has no policy against having Moscow as a close ally and security guarantor, and Russia too accommodating the new reality in Armenia and dispensing speculation of a murky future. 30 October, 2019 16:48 It took Over a Century: the U.S. House Resolution in the International Media  The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to recognize the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The House voted 405-11 in favor of the resolution, which is not legally binding, however groundbreaking.

The House vote was widely covered by various international media outlets. CivilNet has gathered some of the leading pieces which have covered the events of Tuesday in detail.
30 October, 2019 16:34 U.S. House of Representatives Recognizes the Armenian Genocide The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to recognize the 1915 Armenian Genocide, with 405-11 in favor of the resolution.
It is the first time that a chamber of Congress has officially designated the 1915 massacres that led to the killing of 1.5 million Armenians committed by the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey) as a genocide.