Thursday, November 05, 2009

NEWS: 28 Oct 09 | Caucasus Reporting Service 517 until 16 Oct 09 | Caucasus Reporting Service 515 (

Special Report: Opposition in south Caucasus
Opposition Battles Bias, Indifference to Change
Governments of south Caucasus mostly left with a clear run despite allegations of repression. By IWPR staff in south Caucasus (CRS No. 517, 30-Oct-09)
Georgian Street Protesters Ponder Next Move
They considers new tactics after having little to show for months of demos. By Tea Topuria in Tbilisi (CRS No. 517, 30-Oct-09)
Limited Scope for Different View in Abkhazia
Statelet’s opposition struggles with lack of ideas, resources. By Anaid Gogoryan in Sukhum (CRS No. 517, 30-Oct-09)
Bickering Undermines Azeri Opposition Credibility
They have an uphill task but disunity gives the government an easy ride. By Shahin Rzayev and Samira Ahmedbeyli in Baku (CRS No. 517, 30-Oct-09)
Fear of Police Curbs Armenian Dissent
Opposition say they are subjected to police persecution and their business supporters are intimidated. By Gegham Vardanian in Yerevan (CRS No. 517, 29-Oct-09)
Karabakh Government Faces Little Competition
Tiny Karabakh’s opposition moribund, lacks issues to fight on.By Anahit Danelian in Stepanakert (CRS No. 517, 30-Oct-09)

Project Highlights
Caucasus: Sept ‘09
IWPR runs practical war reporting exercise with journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. By IWPR staff (28-Oct-09)

Reporting Impact
Caucasus: Sept ‘09
IWPR events help activist groups in Armenia and Georgia communicate refugee concerns to government officials. By IWPR staff (28-Oct-09)

Photo Essay
Learning About Risk
Photographs by IWPR staff (04-Oct-09)

Ankara and Baku Put Up United Front
Turkey and Azerbaijan seek to soothe anger over Armenia deal. By Kenan Guluzade in Baku (CRS No. 516, 23-Oct-09)

Georgia Accused of Holding Political Prisoners
Activists cite cases where they claim members of opposition convicted in totally - or partially - fabricated trials. By Tea Topuria in Tbilisi (CRS No. 516, 23-Oct-09)

Armenia: Turkey Accord Rings Alarm Bells
Armenians do not share world’s joy over protocols, fear Ankara has a hidden agenda. By Naira Melkumian and Gayane Mkrtchian in Yerevan, and Karine Ohanian in Stepanakert (CRS No. 514, 16-Oct-09)
Turkey’s Caucasus Allies Ponder Armenia Deal
Azeris say Turkey’s border accord with Armenia is a betrayal of their alliance. By Kenan Guluzade in Baku (CRS No. 514, 15-Oct-09)
Zurich Ceremony Baffles Armenians
Live TV feed interrupted by Armenia v Spain football game, as last minute hitches delay signing of historic deal with Turkey. By Seda Muradyan in Yerevan (CRS No. 514, 16-Oct-09)
Grim Month for Azeri Journalists
Jailings and detentions raise fresh concerns over fairness of country’s defamation laws. By Idrak Abbasov in Baku (CRS No. 514, 16-Oct-09)

IWPR Comment
Why Turkey Should Confront its Past
By Seda Muradyan, IWPR’s Armenian country director (20-Oct-09)

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