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About Rupen Janbazian (90 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.

Meet Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan, the Man Defending Human Rights in Artsakh

The Armenian Weekly’s Exclusive Interview with Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan On March 9, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) Ombudsman (Human Rights Defender) Ruben Melikyan met with the editors and staff of the Hairenik Weekly and Armenian Weekly newspapers, as a part of his tour of the Eastern [more...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Welcome to Azerbaijan’s House of Cards

“Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev’s order.” No, you are not tuned into the Netflix original political drama House of Cards. This, unfortunately, is real life—straight from a statement released by the office of [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 3 Comments

A Decade Later, I Thank you, Hrant Dink

  I was a freshman in college when I got the news in class. “Hrant Dink was shot dead today,” the e-mail simply read, accompanied by a BBC News report link. We Remember Hrant Dink I remember leaving class early that day and heading down to my department’s student center, where the news [more...]

January 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

If Only This New Year: ‘Yernek Teh Ays Nor Tarin’ (Editorial)

‘If only this New Year, Armenia would be free…”(Photo: Araz B. Photography) New Year (Nor Tari) By: Raphael Patkanian If only this New Year Would bring an end to our sorrows, Evil would fade and good Would live in our hearts. If only this New Year Armenia would be free And fields [more...]

December 31, 2016 // 8 Comments

Introducing Armenian Brandy to the Community for a Worthy Cause

Armenian Brandy Tasting Event in New England Raises funds for the Muratsan Chemotherapy Clinic of Yerevan Special for The Armenian Weekly Armenia produces some world-class brandy. The drink was ever-present at meetings of Soviet leadership during the days of the U.S.S.R. A 70-year-old bottle of the [more...]

December 20, 2016 // 6 Comments

The OSCE’s False Parity: Far from ‘Excellent’

  In a recent exclusive interview with RFE/RL Armenian service’s Sargis Harutyunyan, Co-Chairman of Armenian Assembly of America Anthony Barsamian spoke about United States-Armenian relations under President-elect Trump’s administration. During the interview, Harutyunyan asks Barsamian if [more...]

December 14, 2016 // 3 Comments

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