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[ 19 Jun 2013 | One Comment ]

Funded by a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, three students from the United States and Gibraltar are researching and recording traditional music in the South Caucasus to make it available online.

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[ 15 May 2013 | One Comment ]

Elva is a platform developed in Georgia that allows to easily receive feedback from local communities via SMS. Successfully used to map local needs along the ABL with South Ossetia, it could soon be used elsewhere

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[ 17 Apr 2013 | No Comment ]

Social media has become one of the few places where young people from Armenia and Azerbaijan can meet. Yet, not without risks.

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[ 28 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]

Школа № 8. Баку. Последний день до летних каникул. Около трети детей на этой фотографии армяне. Я стою в заднем ряду, одноклассник мой чуть прислонился передо мной. Число на доске показывает май 1987 года. Спустя нескольких месяцев начнется карабахский конфликт. Азербайджанские беженцы из Армении начнут прибывать в Баку и Сумгаит.

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[ 27 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]

School No 8. Baku. Last day before summer holidays. About a third of the kids in this picture are Armenian. I’m in the back row, slightly obscured by another kid. The date on the board is May 1987. Within a few months Karabakh conflict will begin. Azerbaijani refugees from Armenia will start arriving in Baku and Sumgait. By February 1988 it will be Armenians fleeing en mass.

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[ 10 Dec 2012 | No Comment ]

While negotiations to resolve the conflict through the OSCE Minsk Group continue to falter, and not least with both Armenia and Azerbaijan preparing for presidential elections in 2013, a new book by Dutch writer Arthur Huizinga and photographer Dirk-Jan Visser hopes to examine the conflict through the prism of football. Offside: Football in Exile tells the story of two football teams, FK Qarabağ Ağdam and FK Karabakh Stepanakert, and was published earlier this year by YdocPublishing/Paradox.

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[ 7 Dec 2012 | One Comment ]

On behalf of Free Press Unlimited you are cordially invited to the closing ceremony of South Caucasus Multimedia Course organized by Free Press Unlimited, funded by the Netherlands Embassy in Georgia, in cooperation with the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Yerevan Press Club and Freedom of Expression Coalition for Azerbaijan. The Ambassador of the Netherlands Embassy in Tbilisi and representatives of the three partner organizations will be present. The screenings of the multimedia productions will be followed by a reception at the Multimedia Education Centre at Al. Chavchavadze str.10A, Tbilisi, Georgia. The ceremony starts at 16.00 hrs and ends at 19.00 hrs.

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[ 16 Oct 2012 | No Comment ]

The Philosophical Society, Trinity College Dublin, 24 October 2012

In co-operation with the 2012 Irish Chairmanship of the OSCE and the support of the United States Mission to the OSCE and the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the OSCE.

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[ 24 Jul 2012 | One Comment ]

Recent clashes on the Line of Contact (LOC) separating Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have again raised concerns over the fragility of the 1994 ceasefire agreement. That should have put fighting over the disputed territory of Karabakh on hold, but with a final peace deal still elusive, thousands have been killed in cross-border skirmishes in the eighteen years since. At least three Armenian and five Azerbaijani soldiers died in the latest major skirmishes on the LOC, which reportedly included incursions into Armenia proper, while both sides blamed the other for the violence.

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[ 17 Jul 2012 | No Comment ]

Strategically situated as a major conduit for vital energy resources, the South Caucasus has long been an area for competing regional and geopolitical interests. But while competition between Russia and the United States has preoccupied many analysts since 1991 when the three countries making up the region declared their independence from the former Soviet Union, some consider that Turkey could also play an important role in the Caucasus. Despite its well-known problems with Armenia, this is particularly true since tensions between Russia and Georgia culminated in the August 2008 war.