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“Aram MP3,” the 2014 Armenian Eurovision entrant performing at Navasartian

Vano Haritunians achieves AIA Fellowship

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84

Actor, Activist Sos Sargsyan Dies at 84   Thursday, September 26th, 2013   YEREVAN—Renowned Armenian actor, playwright, People’s Artist and political activist Sos Sargsyan passed away Thursday. He was 84. Sargsyan was born in Stevanavan, in the Lori Region of Armenia and moved to Yerevan in 1948 and worked as an actor in Armenia’s Youth […]

Eurovision Announce 2014 Rule Changes For Fairer Jury

EUROVISION ANNOUNCE 2014 RULE CHANGES FOR FAIRER JURY World TV PC September 25, 2013 Wednesday 2:45 PM EST Throughout its long history, the popular pan-European Eurovision Song Contest has faced plenty of accusations that the results displayed on-screen are not the full story, with a new batch of claims having come in in recent months […]

Pro-Kurdish Reporter Sentenced to Jail in Turkey

Pro-Kurdish Reporter Sentenced to Jail in Turkey

NEW YORK—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned the jail sentence handed to a journalist in Turkey and called on authorities to overturn the ruling on appeal, in a statement issued on March 13. A regional court in eastern Van province sentenced Murat Aydin, a reporter for the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency, or DİHA, to […]

Reporters in Armenia Can’t Expect Any Assistance From Law Enforcement

Reporters in Armenia Can’t Expect Any Assistance From Law Enforcement

Elections are the litmus test for democracy in Armenia. 2012 is an election year and the authorities have promised democratic elections; something that has never happened. No one really expects this to happen. Everyone knows that elections give rise to increased incidents of violence and restrictions placed on reporters doing their jobs. It must be […]

Turkish Publisher Ragip Zarakolu Honored by PEN

NEW YORK — At the annual Literary Gala held by PEN on May 1 at the Museum of Natural History, Istanbul publisher Ragip Zarakolu was the recipient of the annual Association of American Publishers’ Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award. Peter Balakian, whose memoir, Black Dog of Fate: An American Son Uncovers His Armenian […]

Gharibian’s Study of Armenian Journalism a Valuable Resource

Special to the Mirror-Spectator Jerair Gharibian, who died in 1991, made an important contribution to Armenian culture in the Boston area, when, in 1980, he founded the Boston Armenian Independent Radio Hour, which to this day broadcasts news and commentary of interest to the Armenian community. His widow, Yevgine Gharibian, who hosts the broadcasts, has […]

Media Watchdog In Rare Praise Of Armenian Election Coverage

Media Watchdog In Rare Praise Of Armenian Election Coverage

The news coverage of Armenia’s leading broadcasters has become considerably more objective and impartial since the official start of campaigning for the March 6 parliamentary elections, an independent media watchdog said on Wednesday. The Yerevan Press Club praised the country’s eight largest TV stations and Armenian Public Radio as it presented an interim report on […]

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