- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 December 5 , 2003 

The flag of ancient Georgia flies as hopes stir for a new administration.

Georgia on My Mind: Politicians reflect on power play to the north

Georgia's "velvet revolution" became a topic of lively discussions in public transport, in yards and around family tables of Armenia this week as people are talking about the victory of the Georgian opposition and reflecting on the defeat of Armenia's opposition earlier this year.

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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home

I never attended journalism school, but even if I had I doubt there would have been a course for editors on: "Effective Means for Coaxing Your Journalist Out of a Mine Field".

Such a lesson might have come in handy two days ago at a roadside stop near Askeran while an ArmeniaNow team traveled in Nagorno Karabakh.

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Double Celebration: Concert hall is re-born in anniversary tribute to Khachatryan

The blue tarpaulins that have been wrapped around the Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall for almost two years were stripped away last week to reveal a clean and renovated building.

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Frontier Spirit: Residents dig deep for survival in a city on the edge

It seems that the road from Vanadzor to Noyemberian passes through a fairy tale of high mountains covered with forests. The Debed River flows to the right of the road, while a railway runs on the left side.

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Tax and Spend: Armenia boosts social spending as economy delivers more revenues

The draft budget for 2004 shows that Armenia's government expects to spend 15 per cent more than it earns in tax revenues next year.

The National Assembly began consideration of the budget proposals this week, which Vardan Khachatryan, Minister of Finances and Economy, said would place less reliance on external financing than in previous years as a result of domestic economic growth.

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Sports: Nalbandian, Sargsyan move up, Agassi down, in ATP rank

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) released its final ranking for 2003 this week. The ranking is based on results of ATP-sanctioned tournaments throughout the year.


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Unrest in the Neighborhood: After Georgia's "velvet revolution", what now?

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Cultural Concern: Armenia's few cases of glue sniffing are enough to worry officials

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Play for Pay

A concert in Yerevan last weekend promoted Thursday's All Armenia Fund telethon. Overall the telethon raised more than $6 million, with some $600,000 coming from within Armenia.


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