Series: COG

Telecommunications Security in Armenia (Ep #15) - 09/15/2020 [EP15]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 | Series: COG

Armenian News Network/Groong: ๐“๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐’๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐š - ๐’๐ž๐ฉ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ)

Conversations on Groong

Background and formulation of the telecoms market in Armenia

Telecommunications market in Armenia started with the monopoly of the incumbent operator ArmenTel owned jointly by Greek state owned company OTE (90%) and Armenian government (10%). The sale-purchase agreement granted ArmenTel (recently rebranded to VEON) exclusive rights to provide basic telecommunications services including international Internet connectivity, mobile and fixed telephony. ArmenTelโ€™s monopoly remained till

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๐‰๐ฎ๐๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ, ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐š ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐œ๐ฒ - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—/๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

Conversations on Groong

Armenia has European grade laws in the areas of finance, business, data protection and privacy. What is preventing Armenia from achieving its full potential in foreign direct investment (FDI)? Why do many Armenian startups incorporate in foreign countries, and use Armenia as their offshore labor resource?

Our Guest is David Sandukhchyan is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in telecommunications, cyber law, media and personal data protection. He started his legal career as an Internet freedom advocate and

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Education Reform in Armenia - (Ep #7) - 08/10/2020 [EP7]

Posted on Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 | Series: COG

๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐š - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ Conversations on Groong ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง talks with ๐€๐ซ๐š ๐’๐š๐ง๐ฃ๐ข๐š๐ง & ๐’๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก ๐ƒ๐ฏ๐จ๐ฒ๐š๐ง


Background of education reform(s) in Armenia In depth analysis of the content, standards & measurable outcomes of the proposed curriculumโ€™s history & literature segments. Challenges of implementing the proposed curriculum

In recent months, Armeniaโ€™s government has published its proposal for K-12 curriculum reform in Armenian schools. The new curriculum, which includes education standards and learning outcomes, proved to be quite controversial with many

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Turkey - Part 2 - (Ep #10) - 08/28/2020 [EP10]

Posted on Friday, Aug 28, 2020 | Series: COG

๐“๐ฎ๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ - ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

Conversations on Groong

In this second part of our Conversation on Turkey, we continue to explore Turkeyโ€™s transformation throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty first, and the underlying dynamics powering these changes.


  • Turkey: Zero Problems?
  • Azerbaijan: The Myth of Brotherly Relations?
  • Armenia: From Diplomatic Overtures to a Mini Cold War

Host: ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง


  • ๐•๐š๐ซ๐ฎ๐ณ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐†๐ž๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐€๐ซ๐š ๐’๐š๐ง๐ฃ๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐•๐š๐ก๐ซ๐š๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐ซ-๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฏ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐ƒ๐ข๐š๐ง๐š ๐˜๐š๐ฒ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Produced by:

  • ๐‡๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ค ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง

Website: Episode 10 | Recorded on –

Turkey - Part 1 - (Ep #9) - 08/24/2020 [EP9]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 | Series: COG

๐“๐ฎ๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ - ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

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In 2002, Turkeyโ€™s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won a sweeping victory in the countryโ€™s general elections, dominating and shaping domestic and foreign policies of Turkey for nearly two decades to this date. Outwardly, under Erdoganโ€™s and AKPโ€™s leadership, Turkey has transformed from a country with a stated and acclaimed foreign policy seeking โ€œzero problems with neighborsโ€ to one that is actively engaged in economic, political and military rivalry with its Middle East and other regional

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Conversations on Groong

Safety and Security of Metsamor


  • Azerbaijanโ€™s threat to attack the NPP
  • Overall safety and security of the plant
  • Safe handling of nuclear fuel
  • Renewable energy alternatives to nuclear
  • Maintenance and upgrades to the NPP

Episode 3 | Recorded on July 17, 2020