“As Frank Gehryn said, “in the world we live in, 98 % of modern architecture is pure shit,” says Ashot. Ashot and Armine Snkhchyans are young architects, a couple working and living together since they graduated from the same university in 2012.
As Baku prepares to host first European Games 2015, scheduled to begin on June 12th next year, new infrastructural projects in the capital gain momentum.
25 000 pupils are celebrating their graduation from schools in Armenia on May 23. Sunny day is full of noise of car signals and graduates voices in Yerevan, heralding for the holiday.
Number of worldwide social networks users is growing rapidly. Nielsen Research Center report shows that nearly 4 in 5 active Internet users visit social networks and blogs. Also according to statistics 58% of people use social networks in the world.
As the hot season of school graduation and university entrance exams is approaching, pupils are getting more stressed, parents more concerned, and teachers are impatient about the end of academic year to enjoy the long awaited holiday. As for tutors – they are busier than ever before.
Within a year there were many protest actions of some nationalist groups for the rights of Georgians and against migrants. What they do and did, what is the impact of it and their demand.
Five months ago Audit Department of Azerbaijan Ministry of Taxes took the documents and computers of Ganun Publishing House on expertise.
The famous Hollywood actor George Clooney's wife Amal Ramzi Alamuddin, will represent Armenia next month at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). photo: Flickr - Ivano Bellini
The president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and three opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko, Oleh Tyahnibok and Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed a deal in the office of Ukrainian president on Friday, February 21.
The president of Armenia officially announced that he never again will run for a president seat of the state. During the meeting with the commission of Constitutional reforms on April 10 the incumbent president said:"I am convinced that a man in his life, more than twice shouldn't aspire to be the head of the country, in Armenia.”
Tamar Grdzelishvili, Ana Archvadze and Giorgi Vardidze were awarded the best video/animation, the best essay, and the best visual works in the youth competition describing their attitudes, views and experiences in relation with media.
Today is 35th anniversary of Islamic Revolution in Iran and hundreds of thousands people gathered in streets of Tehran to celebrate that day – reign of US allied shah.
David Sherazadashvili from the Georgian Dream Party has become the mayor of Bolnisi, a region mostly populated by the ethnic Azerbaijanis.
The chairperson of the "European Georgia" was not allowed at the polling station # 26 in Marneuli.
“Georgian Dream” is the largest receiver of donations. Financial contribution from the individuals and legal entities makes up 93% of the total amount - 10,319,998 GEL.
At polling station 49 in Marneuli, an 18-year- old boy with no accreditation stood right in front of the voting list.
Political life is a highway from election to election. The main goal is to hold the positions The choice is made at the ballot box, but election candidates prepare in front of the TV box.
Interview with Vladimer (Lado) Vardosanidze. He is an architect-urbanist, a professor at the Georgian Technical University. Lado’s professional interests include: urbanization, urban culture, protection of urban heritage, social and cultural aspects of urban development.
"It was a tottally unexpected to feel this strong support during the pre-election period."
What Vaziani residents expect from the Local Elections.
Do you follow the local, national, or international news? Or access media only for entertainment content? Have media confused you ever? Have they helped you in your life? Do you have critical views of newspapers, television or online media? Do you see media in a certain way?
Less than 70 Kilometres away from Tbilisi lays the village Khurvaleti surrounded by green mountains.
At the age of 82 David Vanishvili became a star. Though, being a star is not always attractive. Vanishvili appeared to be living in a “cage” where people come to look at him several times in a month.
”From year to year, the stylistic approach changes and we allow it. This year students presented cinematic films,” said Nino Orjonikidze, documentary film teacher at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).
‘’We are watching these amazing documentaries, and in my opinion, this experience is very important for us and for our future,’’ said Salome Ramishvili, 10th grade student government officer at 163 School.
As the part of GIPA Doc U 2016, screenings of documentary films and trans-media projects produced by students of the Caucasus school of Journalism and Media Management (CSJMM) took place in MEC (Multimedia Education Center) on November 14 and 15.
The Annual “GIPA Docu” Documentary Films Contest featured presentation of trans-media projects by the second-year students of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. On November 15, a jury comprised of specialists from the film industry gave awards to nine projects.
Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) second-year student Eka Magaldadze won the GIPA Doc U main award for her movie “Split”, which was her very personal story of the difficult history of relationships in three generation of females in her family.
In Mosul, he lived alone, and in Tbilisi he wants to have a pet. Listen more in Sopho's reportage.
VESTIKAVKAZA.RU: “GEORGIANS VOTED WITH STONES AND BASEBALL BATS” RUSSIAN MEDIA COVERAGE OF GEORGIAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
Georgian parliamentary elections attracted the world media’s attention. They actively covered all the process of the elections. So how did Russian media cover Georgian elections, especially when they’re always accused of being biased in ex-Soviet Republics’ events coverage?
“WE WANT TO HAVE A BETTER FUTURE,” THE WOMEN OF MARNEULI USED THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IN THE ELECTIONS
Traders, housewives, teachers… the women of Marneuli from all backgrounds started coming to the polling stations in the early hours of October 8 to vote for their parliament candidates.
What do voters expect from these elections?
Georgian citizens go to elections to define their future. Today, 8 October 2016, after a very tense pre-election week Georgian citizens went to polling stations in order to figure out who they want to see in parliament seats in the next term.
Ilaha Musayeva has a 5-year-old son with autism. She says the family applied to the public kindergarten several times, but they would not admit the child: “My son has been getting rehabilitation for three years.
The so-called cease-fire . At least 30 soldiers and a boy were reported killed as heavy fighting erupted between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Thomas de Waal: ”Mirkadirov’s arrest was awful and the court’s decision on suspended sentence was pointless” Baku Court of Appeal released Azerbaijani columnist and journalist Rauf Mirkadirov on a suspended sentence on March 17, 2016.
Old and in need of repair cars which are dangerous, increasing number of injured and dead in car accidents, intercity transportation out of control - Georgia still does not have any transport policy.
“Do All Roads Lead to EU?" - This was the main question for young journalists gathered in Lviv, Ukraine to participate in International School of Journalism.
Women appear in European politics since 20th century. French politician Elisabeth Guigou claims that home care prevent women from making their career in politics.
Every day about 640,000 Tbilisi residents and city gests use public transport
When I was a child, I imagined I had a private portal - magic doorway in my wardrobe. Whenever I entered my “portal”, I closed my eyes and imagined I traveled through time and appeared wherever I wanted.
Zara Batoyan has been struggling for 15 years for disability rights in her country, Armenia. Now she tries to make the municipal authorities to create accessible environment for people with disabilities.
There are 822,000 refugees registered in Turkey according to UN, when Turkish Emergency Management, Civil Defense and Disaster Affairs AFAD Director General Fuat Oktay claimed there are more than 1.6 million Syrians in Turkey. Only 227,000 are registered in camps.
Psychologist Salome Panjikidze talks about Art Therapy as a tool for self-expression and empowerment for everyone.
This year Armenia marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Turkey accepts the fact of mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Empire era but refuses to use the G word.
GIPA student radio joined the collaborative project "Europe on Air" to prepare, analyze and experiment with different radio formats together with 25 other students from universities in Turkey, Bulgaria, Spain and Belgium in March 2015.
If a person wants to achieve his goal, all the obstacles will be removed. Like my hero. He was a soldier, for the homeland’s sake he lost his ability of walking. But he didn’t give up on life, now he is a TVpresenter who covers problems of disable people. Meet Ilham Maharramov.
There is three storey, red brick building with falling cracked plaster and paint inside, cracks in the walls, and huge holes in the ceiling. The building blows cold and drenched by his own history. The building serves as war veteran hospital since 1978 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The diplomatic success on April 2 in the Swiss city of Lausanne over the Iranian nuclear program and the reaching of an agreement between Iran from one side and the six world powers (USA, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) from the other, changed the diplomatic climate and can have a decisive impact on the Middle East and Caucasus region.
“It is very difficult to live in Armenia from the moment you are born, you have been put into the certain role by your parents, relatives and circles and as soon as you understand you do not want to be put into certain limits and you try to break those limits you are facing a lot”.
Leyla (name changed) is one of 23 children living in orphanage. She was 2 when mother gave her to Russian baby sitter. She never came back. Little girl didn’t go to school; she lived with her nanny until she got 13. Leyla remembers how occasionally her mother sent her money and clothes.
If the phenomenon of gender-based artificial termination of pregnancy continues in Armenia, the country will lose about 93.000 women or potential parents till 2060. Today's index of 1400 unborn infant girls per year will rise to 2000 up to 2060.
During the day I am sitting in front of my house: here is warmer, than in the home. I am sitting here not to switch the light.
Will Armenia become a more developed and democratic state, if the semi-presidential system get changed by parliament?
Ivanovka, Azerbaijan is a little piece from Soviet union, the collective farm and Molokans- a group of Christians, who were exiled from Russia by Catherine the Great in 1834.
If during the Soviet era Islamisation was associated only with violence, in the post-Soviet period voluntary adoption of Islam has been getting more popular and Islam is experiencing a time of its renaissance.
Due to the EU association agreement, signed last year, Georgia must pass regulations to get closer to European standards.
Only 17 out of 866 rural communities in Armenia are headed by women. From 4888 council members only 353 are women, which is only 7.2%. There are no female Governors and City Mayors, and none of the 12 communities of Yerevan have female leaders or deputies.
"Everyone hates me. I am not like others!"
"Political actor Gagik Tsarukyan has become a pest for our state, and this is natural. A person who controls mechanism needed for participating in political processes but has low mental ability automatically becomes an obstacle to any development.”
The situation with the human rights violations in Armenia raised some concerns after a number of attacks on political and civil activists. Since the early December six activists and politicians were beaten and transported to hospitals, cars of 7 activists were fired the same night in different places.
Levan Ochkhikidze, a graphic-artist works with mixed media – drawing, painting, illustration, and digital art.
Voting process in municipal elections in Azerbaijan was completed at 19.00 on 23 December. The head of the Information Center of the Central Election Commission Rufat Gulmammadov said that voter turnout in the municipal elections in Azerbaijan was 38.93 percent.
Turkish President Erdoğan addressed the bride and groom at the wedding ceremony. He advised the newlyweds that using birth control methods was a betrayal to Turkey's ambition to make itself a flourishing nation with a growing young population.
Citizens of Armenian Republic will get visa to United States easily, - announced the minister of Foreign Affairs Edvard Nalbandyan during Government session.
Giorgi Vartanov is a founder of the school, opened 4 years ago. In Drum School Giorgi teaches children drums and percussion . School band perform in different events.
Solidarity action in support of journalist Khadija Ismayilova will be held in front of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Tbilisi, on December 10th, 2014, at 1:00-2.00 pm.
A Friend' by Giorgi Chagelishvili was awarded for the best student documentary on the third GIPA DocU festival.
The world's first "test tube baby" was born in Great Britain in 1978. The first child with the help of In Vitro Fertilization in Georgia was born 15 years ago. Despite that IVF helps to five million couples to become parents in the world, the Church in Georgia is against of it.
On October 17 the parliament of Azerbaijan approved a decision on introducing amendments to the Law On NGOs (and Funds).
According to the Armenian court publishing blacklists of homosexuals or their supporters and calls to isolated them from the society, fire from their jobs and don't even greet them in the street is not a hate speech, but is an expression of freedom of speech.
Experts say that as many as 95 percent of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia can function as well as any other person if they receive proper treatment. But Georgians with this diagnosis often do not have access to such treatment.
Without state registration papers, many beggar children in the streets of Azerbaijan do not officially exist.
Kamil Sungurov, 21, is a native of Dagestan and thus a citizen of the Russian Federation. He is a fourth-year student in Tbilisi State University’s faculty of Caucasian Studies, thanks in part to funding from the Georgian Ministry of Education.
Emigration crisis still remains one of the most major topics of the Armenian political agenda.During the pan-national rally of the three leading opposition forces on October 10 the country's first president Levon Ter-Petrosian stated high emigration level becomes real danger to the national security.
Homosexsuals engaged in Azerbaijan, but they couldn’t live in their country.
The three leading opposition forces of Armenia which are Armenian National Congress, Prosperous Armenia, and Heritage parties continue their mass protests in the regions of Armenia before the pan-national rally on October 10 in Yerevan.
Yerevan city councill will be spending 321 000 dollars ( 130 000 000 drams) for celebrations of the 2769 years of Yerevan
The old part of Baku known as SOVETSKI is being demolished now.Officials claim that this residential area needs to be reconstruction, because of the poor infrastructural condition of the buildings. However many residents refuse to sell their property move from the old, historical part of Baku.
Half-naked young man is bandaging his hands and saying: “Wait... Wait a little, I will be ready soon”. He isn't injured – he's just a cameraman and doesn't want the camera to slip in his sweaty hands. Baku. July 2013, +44C, underground garage, film shooting. Young director Rufat Hasanov gets nervous, he can't shoot the scene as he had wished.
In the end of August people started to post on Facebook photos of their daughters with the hashtag #FlashmobAgainstSelectiveAborts.
Many of my foreigner friends when planning to visit Yerevan ask me what is the best spot in Yerevan to hangout. Of course pubs and open-air cafes, museums and parks are coming to my mind to recommend them. But there is one special spot, which is the best part of modern Yerevan. It is Cascade.
Kamil is smoking and watching the crowd. There are a lot of young people– with colored hair and tatoo, in fancy dresses and torn jeans, with guitars or cardboard coffee cups in hands.
Armenia: From traditional media to Internet According to the data by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Armenia has 47.1 % Internet users.
Former MajorRenat Yusufov, serving as a finance officer in the Azerbaijan Armed Forces, now resides in jail # 2 in Baku. Now he declares he has witnessed number of illegal operations at the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.
There are 2, 514 registered websites in Armenia and 227 are in focused on Sport, Health and Recreation. To start online media project all you need to do is to pay $100 for domain annual fee. There are 4 major sports websites in Armenia: Armsport.am, Sport.news.am, Totalfootnall.am and Armfootball.com.
In the middle of an ordinary Tbilisi suburb, there is a building that used to have three porches. It was built in the late 1950s along with hundreds of other four- or five-story buildings called Khrushovkas. As you approach the building, problems become visible.
Doublecheck724 is the name of my website. I am going to introduce it to users in nearest future.
School graduation examinations will be held in Armenia in the time period of June 3-28. During those 3 weeks pupils will have to take 9 exams: Biology, Geography, World History, Armenian language and literature, Physics, Mathematics, Armenian History, Russian and foreign language.
This is what we call a wine festival. Museum of Ethnography, beautiful nature, people of different ages, music, free wine. It was not only a wine festival, but it can be easily called as a family festival.
"Holiday of flowers" was held in Baku during a week. As every year, "Holiday of flowers" was held in Baku in may, 10. Holiday began to be celabrated from 2004 year and connected with the day of birth of former Azerbaijan prezident Haydar Aliyev.
IT’S HARD TO LIVE IN A CITY WHERE YOU ARE ‘’INVISIBLE’’; PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN ARMENIA ISN’T ADAPTED YET
Zara Batoyan has no opportunity to get to her workplace by herself. There is no public transport in Yerevan adapted for people with disabilities.
Four-years embroidery doll has been living with Syuzi and Meline in their room. Syuzi made it with her own hands at school. Sisters prepare their homework every day, take a rest and also find time to help their mother.
Interview with Arastun Orujlu, the chief of the research center "East-West" (Azerbaijan) about las political tensions in the region.
On April 12 in Yerevan in front of Matenadaran many gathered to protest against mandatory pension system.
Armenia now has a new Prime Minister. Hovik Abrahamyan, who is a member of the ruling Republican Party and the Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia (NA) has become the 13th Prime minister of Armenia.
Every conflict in the world directly or indirectly affects the regions close to the conflict area. When the world is over-concentrated on the West’s opinion, Caucasus seems to be one of the closest regions with many ‘gray areas’ (conflict zones).
Armenian Ambassador in Ukraine explained Armenia’s position during March 27 UN voting where Armenia voted against of Crimean referendum illegality.
Georgian government decided to provide financial assistance for parents having three and more kids in the regions facing serious demographic problems.
“First 2-3 weeks after my release from the prison were very difficult for me, I could not adapt to people”, says Maria,former prisoner.
Every citizen of Azerbaijan Republic is granted the right on Personal Immunity. According to Azerbaijan Constitution any interference on privacy is penalized. Though the law is rarely protected in the country.
Civic initiative Dem.am (I’m against)organized a rally in front of Constitutional Court (CC) on March 28. This was the date of trial – Armenian people against The Mandatory Funded Pension System.
Celebration of Nowruz in Azerbaijan.
The Mandatory Funded Pension System, which formally came into force in Armenia on January 1, 2014, irritated Armenian society.
Turkish expert says, that the circle of people who protest against the Government decision gradually widens.
During the March 1st rally of Armenian National Congress opposition party the leader of the party, the 1st president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosian (1991-1998) in a speech addressed to his supporters describing the political situation of Armenia said that there is an “extremely favorable moment for the regime change” also stressing that no one party alone can bring change to Armenia.
Judicial process of the members of "N!DA" Civil Movement and “Free Youth” Organization, at Court of Grave Crimes continues in Baku.
Qeti Chigladze, 34, from Qutaisi, the first group disabled person, movies with wheelchair, lives in Qutaisi. At the age of 16, as a result of incorrect treatment of spine disease she moved with crutches, but seven years ago due to complicated health conditions she had to move eventually with wheelchair.
Google is measuring the most photographed places in the world. It's called SightsMap and it uses Google Map's Panaramio platform, Wikipedia and FourSquare to determine what everyone is taking photos of these days.
Health researchers have claimed that those who experiment with legal highs are "dancing in a minefield" as they highlight a leap in the number of recent deaths in Britain connected with the synthetic drugs.
Finam ru. Reports, that Aeroflot, one of the largest airline company of Russia is going to launch the branch in Tbilisi.
Today, Bidzina Ivanishvili introduced his newly launched Non-governmental organization Citizen to public and answered the questions of Journalists.
Vano Merabishvili’s request to bring him two bodies in exchange of ‘high bonus’’ became the turmoil in Georgian politics everyday life.
Interview with Dashdemir Aliyev, military expert, retired lieutenant-colonel.
I was always wondering about my family which was celebrating the New year for twice. First On December 31, and then on January 13th.
Topic of the show is documentary film producing and presenting in Georgia, film festivals and competitions. How much developed there are and what are main gaps in this area.
New media platforms and new lifestyle affect sexual life and behavior. More than 15.000 people were polled about their sexual life. Researchers say that financial worries, daily problems, distractions of Social Media prevent people from having sex frequently.
Social media is becoming source of information for the all over the world. Some Journalists from South Caucasus agree with this opinion. And they use different social networks while doing their journalistic works.
While the government of Azerbaijan declares it prioritizes education, students claim government scholarships cover about third of the actual cost.
The residents of Akhalkalaki region are expecting some changes after the Presidential Elections in Georgia. Education, infrastructure, relations with Russia and Armenia are among the most important problems that Akhalkalaki residents list when they talk about the major concerns in their region.
Azerbaijan government increases price on oil. By the decision Tariff Council from on December 3, 2013 years retail price of gasoline and diesel fuel, also wholesale price of some oil products were raised.
Ajbe, Amina, Nabat, Zarina, Kaka, Omar, Abida, Zeytun and other children are on Rustaveli Avenue from early morning. It’s usual for them to ask or demand money, hit people and steal food from pedestrians.