Editorial: What Is News, and Who Is Reading It?

What, exactly, is news to a community in exile, such as ours? Though the question remains historically constant, its answers change with each generation. The Armenian Weekly was founded in 1934 under the name Hairenik Weekly as an English-language counterpart to the Hairenik daily, founded in 1899. [more...]

February 12, 2018 // 1 Comment

The End of the Turkey-Armenia Protocols: Must We Wait until Next Spring?

  Last week, Armenia’s president, Serge Sarkisian, made an important pronouncement. Standing before the United Nations General Assembly, he announced the end of the Turkey-Armenia Protocols. Sarkisian said the so-called Zurich Protocols, which were signed in 2009 to allow the opening of [more...]

September 27, 2017 // 14 Comments

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 // 5 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

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 // 2 Comments

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

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