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About Rupen Janbazian (87 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.

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

Letter to My Unger Tom

My good unger Tom, I received the news on Sunday morning—a peculiarly sunny, warm mid-November morning I will not soon forget. It was clear where I had to be after getting the message about your untimely passing: the Armenian Weekly offices at the Hairenik building in Watertown, where we first [more...]

November 14, 2016 // 9 Comments

‘We Are Living in 1915—Today is April 24’

The drive between Toronto, Canada and Watertown, Mass. is a long one—especially long if you’re sharing the ride with your father, who you don’t get to see as often as you once did. The nearly 900 km (about 560 miles) of road gives plenty of time to catch up, so topics of conversation can vary [more...]

November 4, 2016 // 7 Comments

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