Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Moving the conversation forward: Armenian-Azeri dialogue

I just came across a new blog that I wanted to share with you. It's called "Global Chaos" and the name was enough to draw me in. Blogger Yelena (or Lena) Osipova's latest post is on "the other" — growing up in Armenia and being taught to hate "the other" (in this case, Azeris), a group of people whom Lena had never met but whom she had heard so much about.

This post was republished by EurasiaNet, which is how I found myself on Lena's blog. EurasiaNet published the post along with another article on the same topic: Scary Azeri's article "Sometime in my lifetime" originally published by Oneworld: The Caucasian Knot as part of their Overcoming Negative Stereotypes in the South Caucasus project (yay, Onnik!).

Apparently, another new article on the Armenian-Azerbaijani dialogue will appear on Oneworld soon: this one by one of my favourite journalists, Liana Aghajanian of the online magazine Ianyan. Look out for this and other stories on moving the conversation between Armenians and Azeris forward. Great work, everyone!


  1. BTW: Yelena's post was actually written for my blog.

    She then reposted it. Meanwhile, Ianyan's post is now up:

  2. In fact, you can see all the posts written for my project, including Yelena and Scary Azeri's which were originally published first on my blog, at the following URL:

  3. Onnik jan, my bad: of course, you're right. Actually, EurasiaNet got it right and it was me who misread the two posts by Scary Azeri and Global Chaos originally published on OneWorld: The Caucasian Knot and then republished by EurasiaNet, who wrote:

    "These two blog posts by Scary Azeri and Global Chaos were originally published as part of a series for an online project giving space to alternative voices on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. (They are posted here in order of their publication.) The project is managed by British journalist Onnik Krikorian, the Yerevan-based Caucasus editor for Global Voices Online."

    Please forgive my oversight ;)