Category Archives: Forum German-Armenian Journalist Exchange 2019

FORUM GERMAN-ARMENIAN JOURNALIST EXCHANGE: about the project

“Forum German-Armenian Journalist Exchange” Project is a fruit of cooperation between Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V. and the Secretariat of Armenian National Platform of the EaP Civil Society Forum. Interested in the promotion of the European Neighbourhood Policy, both partners aim to … Continue reading

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TRACING YEREVAN’S CONFLICTS THROUGH ITS ARCHITECTURE

by Jonas Bickelmann Yerevan’s urban fabric might not be older than a century – but it tells a tale. It is a tale about the conflict between civil society and commercialization, and the ways of dealing with the city’s Soviet … Continue reading

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UNWANTED HOMELAND: Return of the Expatriates

by Sona Martirosyan Every day, the forecourt of the Armenian Embassy in Germany gets suffused with sounds of the Gyumri dialect from 10 in the morning. Here, the refugees who were complete strangers several days ago, have became acquaintances because … Continue reading

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‘WE DO NOT WANT TO LOSE PEOPLE — WE WANT THEM TO RETURN’

by Oliver Bilger The new Armenian government wants the diaspora to return to their homeland. Reforms after the Velvet Revolution are supposed to increase attractiveness for repatriates. At first, Aramayis Madatyan was only able to see the revolution unfold via … Continue reading

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WHO RUNS THE WORLD: The Concept of Gender Equality Officer at Berlin Universities

by Isabel Broyan One of the first discoveries during my stay in Berlin was the existence of Gender Equality Officers (GEO) at German government institutions. Seeking to learn more on their role and function (and at the same time to … Continue reading

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ARMENIA’S IT INDUSTRY: Seeking the Economic Revolution

by Eliana Berger At the Mergelyan Cluster, somewhere in the north of Yerevan, old Soviet Union and modern Armenia suddenly seem just a corridor away from each other. On the fourth floor, the hallway to the right looks like it … Continue reading

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IODINE DEFICIENCY IN GERMANY: A Rising Issue Again

by Sara Khojoyan Many people in Germany do not know iodine deficiency is an issue in their country, while low public awareness on the importance of regular intake of iodine resulted in missing the necessary indicators set by World Health … Continue reading

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‘THEIR AIM IS TO MAKE US AFRAID’

by Paul Toetzke Interview with Ani Khachatryan, Arpineh Galfayan and Mayranush Gevorgyan, environmental activists at ARMECOFRONT, about the protests against Amulsar gold mine, the vain hope in the new government and the role of women in environmental activism. Interview: Paul … Continue reading

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GERMANY’S INTENSIFIED CONTROL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA: Combating Hate Speech and Fake News

by Karen Tovmasyan Any Social media platform having 2 million or more registered users in Germany is obliged to delete any illegal content or fake information within 24 hours. If not, the platforms should have to pay up to 50 … Continue reading

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THE LGBT COMMUNITY IN ARMENIA: A Difficult Balance Must Be Maintained

by Isabella Iskra Introduction On April 5, 2019, for the first time in Armenian history, a transgender woman delivered a speech in the Armenian Parliament. Afterwards, Naira Zohrabyan, Chair of the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee, explained that she didn’t have … Continue reading

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