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Aygun Janmammadova

Aygun Janmammadova is a blogger from Azerbaijan. She is also a member of the Global Voices Russian Lingua team. Her academic background is in International Law and Peaceful Resolution of International Disputes and previously she had been an Action Partner in Peace and Conflict as a part of the project run by Oxfam Australia. Apart from working as a lawyer, she is also involved in voluntary activities and projects in orphanages in Azerbaijan.

Last year she joined a cross-border project created by the Global Voices Caucasus Editor on using new and social media in order to assist in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict resolution http://www.oneworld.am/diversity/.

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Latest posts by Aygun Janmammadova

3 December 2011

Azerbaijan: Toy… Tying the Knot the Azeri Way

Toy is the Azerbaijani word for a wedding, one of the most important events for families everywhere. However, in Azerbaijan such importance is placed on marriage that it takes months...

18 February 2011

Azerbaijan: From Carpets to Socks

Azerbaijani carpets were last year inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They also often attract the attention of bloggers.

21 January 2011

Azerbaijan: Bloggers remember Hrant Dink four years on

Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of the murder in Istanbul of Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist, editor, and human rights activist who advocated for reconciliation and friendship between nations, and...

15 December 2010

Azerbaijan: Hospitality vs. privacy

Azerbaijan: Hijab ban introduced in schools

Last week hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Education in Baku, Azerbaijan, expressing their outrage against new regulations banning the wearing of hijabs in...

13 December 2010

Azerbaijan: Looking in from the outside

For those living in a particular country, many things can sometimes be taken for granted. But when others from outside discover it for the first time, often experiencing new colors...

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