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 September 26, 2003 


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The Naghdalyan Case: Murder trial moves on with details of meetings and plots


The trial in the murder of journalist Tigran Naghdalyan has intensified, with sessions now being held four days a week.

Five of 13 defendants have been questioned so far.

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Minding the Media: New law draws protests from journalists


A controversial bill on Mass Media adopted by the National Assembly in the first reading on September 24 roused a hot protest by a group of Armenian journalists.

The journalists claimed that the law adopted by a vote of 69 deputies for, 10 against and one abstention is to deadlock the journalists freedom in Armenia.

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Potential on Display: Exhibition courts outside interests in Armenian business

About 250 businessmen, including 150 Diaspora Armenians from 26 countries (Russia, USA, Syria, Canada, Australia and others) met this week in a three-day ""Panarmenian Expo-2003".

The goal of the Armenia-Diaspora Congress expo was to present Armenia to Diaspora businessmen as a favorable and healthy investment environment.

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Unpopular Prices: Increase in goods and services may be necessary, but are unwelcome


Seventy-six year old Anahit Atoyan says that early this summer when she heard news about increase of prices of essential goods such as bread, she immediately started to curse the government. But more price increases announced in the past two weeks made the pensioner cry with helplessness.

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Border Talk: Media and officials fuel speculation of Turk-Armenian opening

"Talks about possible reopening of Armenian-Turkish border became more serious especially after the war in Iraq," says Suren Baghdasaryan, a Turkish expert at the Institute of Scientific Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.

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The Naghdalyan Case: Murder trial moves on with details of meetings and plots

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Minding the Media: New law draws protests from journalists

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Help for the Hurting: Health care specialists learning new methods of treating childhood depression

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Celebrating independence from construction

On Independence Day (September 21), Yerevan residents got a first look at the newly rebuilt Republic Square. Pavement packers led the parade.

 

 





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