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About Rupen Janbazian (103 Articles)
Rupen Janbazian is the editor of the Armenian Weekly. His writings primarily focus on politics, human rights, community, literature, and Armenian culture. He has reported from Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh Republic/NKR), Turkey, Canada, the United States, and Western Armenia. He has served on the local and national executives of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Canada and Hamazkayin Toronto, and served as the administrator of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Toronto. Janbazian also taught Armenian History and Creative Writing at the ARS Armenian Private School of Toronto, and has worked on several translations.

Editorial: 102 Years On…

The Armenian Weekly 2017 Magazine Dedicated to the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Each year, as April rolls around and the 24th approaches, rarely do we stop and ask ourselves a simple question: Why do we still commemorate the Armenian Genocide? A snippet from the cover of the 2017 [more...]

June 2, 2017 // 4 Comments

Poem: We Have Not Forgotten

  In 1944, Soviet Armenian writer Gevorg Abov wrote a poem entitled, “Menk Chenk Moratsel” («Մենք չենք մոռացել» – “We Have Not Forgotten”). In his poem, he criticized the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) and its entire membership for being traitors of the [more...]

May 31, 2017 // 2 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part I)

On the occasion of the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia (1918-1920), the Armenian Weekly is pleased to announce that it will be periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem “Tught ar Yerevan” (“Letter to [more...]

May 28, 2017 // 15 Comments

Imagine the Nation: Enhancing Diasporan Engagement with Armenia  

  WATERTOWN, Mass (A.W.)—Cambridge-based Armenian-American entrepreneur Noubar Afeyan has been involved in Armenia’s development for some time now. From the Armenia 2020 initiative, to the formation of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, to the Tatev Revival Project, and [more...]

May 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

Nor Zartonk on Camp Armen: ‘These Properties Belong to All of Us’

Nor Zartonk Spokesperson Norayr Olgar Speaks to the Armenian Weekly ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—After the news broke that Camp Armen, the former Armenian summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, would be rebuilt into a social and cultural center, the Nor Zartonk movement—the group [more...]

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Difference Between Light and Darkness on World Press Freedom Day

This morning, I woke up to a Facebook post made by Artsakh Ombudsman (Human Rights Defender) Ruben Melikyan, congratulating me and other fellow journalists on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day—a UN-designated day meant to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind [more...]

May 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Editorial: It Takes a Village…

“It takes a village to raise a child.” So goes the age-old African proverb. In Artsakh—especially near the Line of Contact (LoC) with enemy Azerbaijan—a village’s purpose goes even further. There, a village—especially a border village— is directly connected to the security and [more...]

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

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