By Marylynda Bozian-Cruickshank
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — The Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of Greater New York/New Jersey on Thursday, November 17, hosted a private gathering for 30 representatives to meet Hagop Avedikian, the founder and editor-in-chief of Azg newspaper in Armenia, a sister paper of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator.
Avedikian spoke about the political, social and economic issues facing Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh.
Hilda Hartounian, chair of TCA of Greater New York, presented Avedikian to the attendees, and Hagop Vartivarian, head of the press committee of the ADL, provided the background of Avedikian and his dedication to Azg. Vartivarian spoke about vital role of the paper, even though the quantity of printed issues has declined, the social media of the paper has boomed.
He said, “Avedikian has been the pivotal reason that since 1991 Azg has become the trustworthy newspaper throughout the Diaspora, and in Armenia, that even the government officials in Armenia entrust. Avedikian was the pioneer who brought modern journalism after the communist regime, and he is considered the dean of journalists in Armenia.”