Armenia-Azerbaijan: Two Interviews



UN Observer

Armenia-Azerbaijan: An interview with Elizabeth Metraux DOTCOM,
a program implemented by PH International and sponsored by the US
Department of State, is an online initiative using blogs and video
to bring American, Armenian and Azerbaijani teenagers together to
work on creating socially conscious media.

With the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the
disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh understandably creating some
problems, especially when ten teenagers from each of the two countries
met up with their American counterparts in the U.S. last month, Program
Director Elizabeth Metraux speaks candidly about some of the challenges
experienced so far as well as some of the program’s successes.

[…] The full audio interview
where comments can be left is available at:
Caucasus: An interview with Bart Woord After spending several months
working with youth activists and civil society in the South Caucasus,
International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) Secretary General
Bart Woord took time out from a hectic schedule to speak to Global
Voices Online about the role new media can play in the region.

With youth activists in both Armenia and Azerbaijan facing increasing
intimidation from the authorities, Woord specifically comments on the
case of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video bloggers recently
detained in Baku on what many consider to be politically motivated

The prospects of the two activists avoiding a lengthy jail sentence,
he says, look slim.

[…] The full audio interview where
comments can be left is available at:

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS