The Armenian Weekly is made possible by a small team, made up of full-time editorial staff, staff writers, columnists, interns, and volunteer contributors.
Karine Vann has been assistant editor of the Weekly since the fall of 2017. Her writings focus primarily on the the politics of culture, media analyses, agribusiness, and global supply chains. She has received her Masters in Musicology at U. of Oxford and her writings on music have been published in Armenia’s Journal of Social Sciences. She is an outspoken opponent of throw-away consumer culture. If you have comments, questions, pitches, or leads, she can be reached at email@example.com.
Latest posts by Karine Vann (see all)
- Can Armenia Be the First to Ban Single-Use Plastic in a Throwaway Global Economy? - July 10, 2018
- Transcript: An Interview with Political Analyst Irina Ghaplanyan - May 31, 2018
- Tensions Winding Down in Yerevan—For Now - May 4, 2018
Sofia Manukyan is a staff writer at the Armenian Weekly. Her specialization is in the field of human rights impacted by the private sector. She is particularly interested in how private interests impact the environment and socio-economics. She holds a degree in human rights from the University of Essex. In Armenia she is mostly engaged with promoting environmental protection and labor rights.
Latest posts by Sofia Manukyan (see all)
- Food Security on the Decline in Armenia? - July 12, 2018
- Roads to Amulsar Blocked as Locals Protest Gold Mine - July 6, 2018
- Local Voices Express Hopeful Expectations and Cautious Skepticisms - May 31, 2018
Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Calif. He is the president of the United Armenian Fund, a coalition of the seven largest Armenian-American organizations. He has been decorated by the president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, and the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches. He is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Latest posts by Harut Sassounian (see all)
- Countering Erdogan’s Propaganda In The New York Times - August 14, 2018
- Turkey Pressures Non-Muslim Leaders Into Claiming that They are not Pressured! - August 8, 2018
- The Cult of Personality in Azerbaijan: Idolizing Former President Heydar Aliyev - July 31, 2018
C.K. Garabed (a.k.a. Charles Kasbarian) has been active in the Armenian Church and Armenian community organizations all his life. As a writer and editor, he has been a keen observer of, and outspoken commentator on, political and social matters affecting Armenian Americans. He has been a regular contributor to the Armenian Reporter and the AGBU Literary Quarterly, “ARARAT.” For 20 years, Garabed has been a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly. He produces a weekly column called “Uncle Garabed's Notebook,” in which he presents an assortment of tales, anecdotes, poems, riddles, and trivia; for the past 10 years, each column has contained a deconstruction of an Armenian surname. He believes his greatest accomplishment in life, and his contribution to the Armenian nation, has been the espousing of Aghavni, and the begetting of Antranig and Lucine.
Garen Yegparian is a fat, bald guy who has too much to say and do for his own good. So, you know he loves mouthing off weekly in the Weekly about anything he damn well pleases to write about that he can remotely tie in to things Armenian. He's got a checkered past: principal of an Armenian school, project manager on a housing development, ANC-WR Executive Director, AYF Field worker (again on the left coast), Operations Director for a telecom startup, and a City of LA employee most recently (in three different departments so far). Plus, he's got delusions of breaking into electoral politics, meanwhile participating in other aspects of it and making sure to stay in trouble.
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