- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 October 17, 2003 

Features: People and events of interest


From Baghdad to Yerevan: Families forced from Iraq are happy in Armenia

When the Armenian day is closing Avetisyan family gathers on the balcony of their three-room apartment to look, once again, at Mount Ararat colored by sunset.

"We always heard from our elders about this wonderful mountain but we had never seen it. Every day, every minute we look at it but still we miss it," says father of the family, 44 year old Andranik Avetisyan.

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Words to Live By: Journalists get a lesson in etiquette concerning disabled

Crippled. Handicapped. Invalid.

The words are a throwback to days before being "politically correct" became the standard by which the West invented such phrases as "physically challenged".

And they are the words most often still applied to the impaired, by Armenian media.

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Elections in Azerbaijan: Aliev, yes. Public order, no

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The Son Shines in Armenia: Refugees react to election of Ilham Aliev

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How Much Is Enough?: Parliament debates law on "basket" minimum

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The Week in seven days


The Arts in seven days


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From the field to the fryer

While neighbors in Azerbaijan and Georgia contemplate parliamentary and presidential politics, the focus in Armenia -- at least in the farmland -- is . . . potatoes.



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