Janbazian: ‘Thank You for Your Trust and Confidence’

Rupen Janbazian (Photo: Aaron Spagnolo)

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—Rupen Janbazian, the editor of the Armenian Weekly, announced this week that he has resigned from the editorship of the newspaper.

“Rupen has been a valued member of our family at the Hairenik,” stated George Aghjayan, chair of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern U.S. Central Committee. “His contributions went well beyond the publication of the Armenian Weekly as he would readily step in at a moment’s notice to add his unique perspective and varied talents to any challenge.”

“This was not an easy decision for me to make. My time at the Weekly has been extremely rewarding, during which I was granted a unique opportunity for professional and personal development,” Janbazian said about his departure. “I would like to sincerely thank the Hairenik/Weekly team, our contributors, columnists, writers, and designers, the ARF Eastern U.S., and all those with whom I have had the pleasure of working over the years. I would also like to thank our supporters, donors, and especially our faithful readers, without whom this publication would not exist. Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in my abilities to lead this historic publication and carry on the more than century-old legacy of our newspapers.” Janbazian plans to continue his graduate studies and pursue several personal projects in the fall.

Janbazian assumed the editorship of the newspaper in 2016. He had previously served as an assistant editor and contributor during the editorship of Nanore Barsoumian. His English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s Tught ar Yerevan (Letter to Yerevan), which he completed in collaboration with Tatul Sonentz Papazian, will soon be published by the Hairenik Press.


  1. You have done a great job with the paper and your efforts will be missed. Whomever takes over from you will have big shoes to fill!

  2. Ժողովրդական առածը կ’ըսէ «Մինչև առուն ջուր եկաւ, գորտին աչքը դուրս ինկաւ»….
    Անհամբեր կը սպասէինք վերադարձիդ, ուրախ ենք առած որոշումիդ համար։
    Յաջողութիւն կը մաղթենք բոլոր գալիք ծրագիրներուդ, Ռուբէն ջան։

  3. We were sorry to hear that our Weekly Editor Rupin Janbazian is leaving. He has done an excellent job for the past two years on bringing excellent articles and will be sorrely missed. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.

  4. Sad news for all of us who admired and respected Rupen and his work. Although there is no doubt that he will continue to be a successful contributor to the community it is still hard on those of us who appreciated his insight and dedication to quality journalism. I look forward to hearing about his future accomplishments and wish him much happiness in his endeavors.
    We have all been fortunate that he played a significant role although a short one in our community.
    Armand Andreassian

  5. Sireli ou Tangakin Rupen
    Kerazantzoren i terev hanezik tzezi vsdahouas arakeloutioune voroun hedeveza ganonavorapar 2016 en astin.
    Khorakin Knahadakni ou tcherm harkanki voghtchouynerous ge miatznem aghotanouer maghtankner tzer gyanki janabarhi haratchiga hancrouannerou yev gadarnerou yergnayin orhnoutounnerou havasdikov.
    Hayr Yeghia Kirechian
    Hokevor Hoviv
    Sourp Krikor Lousavoritch Hay Gatoghige Yegeghetzi
    Toronto Canada

  6. Dear Unger Rupen,
    Wish you the best and success in your plans and may your dreams come true. May the wind be always on your back.

    It was an immense pleasure knowing you. You left an indelible mark on the Armenian Weekly and you will be greatly missed.

    Vart Adjemian

  7. Dear Rupen,
    How very sad that the Armenian Weekly is losing you.
    Your work has been exemplary, making the newspaper exciting as well as informative.
    I wish you all the very best in your next endeavour.
    Vartskd Gadar
    Isabel Kaprielian

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