Articles by Rupen Janbazian

About Rupen Janbazian (95 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: 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

Four Parties Set to be Represented in Armenia’s New Parliament

  Armenian Citizens Vote in 2017 Parliamentary Elections; RPA, Tsarukyan Bloc, Yelk Bloc, and ARF to Likely Pass Threshold to be Represented in Armenia’s National Assembly YEREVAN (A.W)—Polls closed at 8 p.m. on April 2, in Armenia’s first Parliamentary Elections since the adoption of [more...]

April 3, 2017 // 5 Comments

Election Day in Armenia: Polls Open Across the Country

2017 Parliamentary Elections Underway, Citizens of Armenia Cast Their Ballots; The Armenian Weekly Speaks with Election Monitors YEREVAN (A.W.)—Polls across Armenia opened at 8 a.m. on April 2, in the country’s first Parliamentary Election since the adoption of the new Constitution in December [more...]

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Speaking to the Voters: Breaking the ‘Day of Silence’

The Armenian Weekly Speaks to the Citizens on the Streets of Yerevan a Day Ahead of the 2017 Parliamentary Elections YEREVAN (A.W.)—In Armenia, the day before the any election is known as the “day of silence.” Participating political parties and blocs are not allowed to campaign in any way. [more...]

April 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 // 1 Comment

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

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