13 February, 2019 20:47 Trndez: Armenians Celebrate Purification There is a special holiday happening here in Armenia just one day before Valentine’s Day. Trndez or Tiarndaraj is celebrated by young adults, newlyweds and families throughout Armenia. The celebration is now considered to be a Christian feast. It is the feast of the presentation of baby Jesus to the temple 40 days after his birth.
13 փետրվար, 2019 19:20 Sweden, an Example of Responsible Mining Scholars Maria Pettersson and Gregory Poelzer have come to Armenia for a seminar on Legal and Political Preconditions of Mining at the American University of Armenia’s Center for Responsible Mining. They specialize in mining in Sweden’s Luleå University of Technology.

CivilNet’s Ani Paitjan spoke to them about governmental regulations that could ensure long term benefits for communities involved in mining, and policies that could reduce the environmental impact of mining.
13 February, 2019 03:01 Karabakh Should Join Negotiations Process, Pashinyan Says During a session of Armenia’s National Assembly (parliament) on February 12, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that one of the most important issues for Armenia in the negotiations process is the full involvement of Nagorno Karabakh.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, the international body tasked with facilitating negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan includes Belarus, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Finland, and Turkey, as well as Armenia and Azerbaijan. Karabakh as an entity does not have membership in the Group.
12 February, 2019 22:15 Optimistic but Cautious: A Look Into the Karabakh Peace Process Laurence Broers is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House’s Russia and Eurasia Program in London. He investigates conflicts and peace processes in the South Caucasus, unrecognized/de facto states, Armenian and Azerbaijani politics. CivilNet's Tatul Hakobyan talks to Broers about the Nagorno Karabakh conflict - the renewed peace talks, changes in rhetoric in Azerbaijan, as well as the Madrid and “updated Madrid Principles.”
12 փետրվար, 2019 03:00 Key Member Leaves Republican Party of Armenia Arpine Hovhannisyan, a member of the Republican Party of Armenia, former vice speaker of the National Assembly and former Minister of Justice under Serzh Sargsyan’s presidency, announced that she is suspending her membership in the Republican Party. 12 February, 2019 00:48 The Weekly Headlines from Armenia Armenia’s first president Levon TerPetrossian and third president Serzh Sargsyan were questioned by Armenia’s Special Investigation Service SIS for the March 1, 2008 case.

On February 19, 2008, Serzh Sargsyan became the president of Armenia. His opponent, Ter-Petrossian, and his supporters refused to accept the results of the 2008 presidential elections. For the next 10 days, there were round-the-clock sit-ins around the Opera, in Freedom Square.

Then-President Robert Kocharyan announced a state of emergency and army subdivisions entered Yerevan. On March 1, government forces clashed with protesters, resulting in the deaths of eight civilians and two policemen, and roughly 300 were injured. In the course of ten years, no one has taken or borne any responsibility, including legal, for the deaths that occurred on March 1.
11 February, 2019 19:26 PoliTalks with Mikael Zolyan In the first episode of Politalks, a conversation about the foreign policy of the new Armenian government between host and political analyst Eric Hacopian and historian and parliamentarian Mikael Zolyan who is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the new Armenian parliament.

PoliTalks is a new series of interviews by host Eric Hacopian with key political figures focused on post revolutionary Armenia.
7 փետրվար, 2019 19:40 Walking the Velvet Revolution This short film chronicles the participation of four young optimistic young people in the journey that became Armenia’s Velvet Revolution. 7 February, 2019 02:48 Turkey Condemns France's Decision to Declare April 24 as Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day Turkey has strongly condemned French President Emmanuel Macron’s declaration of a national commemoration day for the Armenian genocide. 6 February, 2019 18:19 Armenian Women and Technologies, an Improving Sector In Armenia, the number of women working in the Information Technology sector is higher than the worldwide average. According to official statistics, only 20% of IT jobs are held by women in the world. In Armenia, women have 32% of jobs in the IT sector.

We met with Nune, Nare, Iskuhi and Ani, all four are programmers for IT companies and passionate about their job.
5 February, 2019 08:19 Serzh Sargsyan Questioned by Authorities Armenia’s ex-President Serzh Sargsyan was questioned by the Armenian Special Investigative Service (SIS) for several hours on February 1, according to ArmTimes news site.
4 February, 2019 19:26 Educational Reform in Armenia Aram Pakhchanian is the head of Ayb School, an educational project in the non-governmental sector of Armenia. The school’s philosophy is anchored on freedom and creativity.

CivilNet’s Ani Paitjan talks with Aram Pakhchanian about education in Armenia and the necessary reforms that should be made in a country that still suffers from traces of a Soviet past in its institutions.