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Certificate of Honor awarded to Azad-Hye 2009-10-23
Certificate of Honor to Azad-Hye Certificate of Honor

The "Azad-Hye" website of the United Arab Emirates is honored for developing the Armenia-Diaspora partnership and promoting Armenian identity preservation in the Diaspora.

Hranush Hakobyan
Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia
16 October 2009
Yerevan

Hrach Kalsahakian is the founder and editor of Azad-Hye Middle East Armenian Portal

 


Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan handed certificates of honor

On the occasion of Armenian Press Day, Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan handed certificates of honor to “Azg” and “Aravot” dailies (editors-in-chief Hakob Avetikyan, Aram Abrahamyan), “Aztag” daily (editor-in-chief Shahan Gantaharyan), the US “Armenian Observer” weekly (editor-in-chief Oshin Keshishian), the “Azad-Hye” news portal of the United Arab Emirates (founding editor Hrach Kalsahakian), the “Analitika” center for news and analyses (director Marat Hakobyan) and chairwoman of the Journalists Union of Armenia Astghik Gevorgyan.

The recipients were handed the awards for developing Armenia-Diaspora partnership and preserving the Armenian identity. Astghik Gevorgyan was awarded for her long-running career in news and social-political journalism.

The event took place at the Yerevan State University on 16 October 2009.

Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan proudly emphasized the 215-year old history of Armenian press and expressed the desire that the media instills pride, patriotism, love, strength and confidence in the future through impartial information and objective analyses.

According to the Minister, the Diaspora Armenian reporters represent the communities where they live and report. “They convey Armenian thought to the other communities of the Diaspora. I express my infinite gratitude to the authors, journalists, editors, distributors and, of course, the sponsors, because it is also thanks to them that Armenian journalism survives in the Diaspora.”

Armenia has been marking Press Day since October 16, 2004. It was that same day in 1794 when the first Armenian social-literary magazine “Azdarar” was published in Madras (Chennai, India).

As Astghik Gevorgyan stated, until 2004, the Journalists Union of Armenia has appealed to the National Assembly several times with the request to establish the Armenian Press Day, but that happened only when the issue was raised by then chairwoman of the parliamentary committee on science, education, culture and youth issues, Hranush Hakobyan. 

There were also 6 “Azdarar” awards handed to the Journalists Union of Armenia during the ceremony.

Source: www.hayernaysor.am, Yerevan, 16 October 2009

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