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 // 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

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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