About The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

The first English language Armenian weekly published in the United States since 1932 and has served the Armenian community with unbiased news reporting and thoughtful editorial comments and articles. The Armenian Mirror-Spectator has been open to diverse ideas and positions, making it a most interesting forum for the entire spectrum of community views and news.

From its inception and continuing for eight decades, the Mirror has adhered to high journalistic standards, providing reliable information to the Armenian communities all over the world.

Baikar Association, Inc.
755 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472-1509
Tel: 617-924-4420
Fax: 617-924-2887
Email: editor@mirrorspectator.com

STAFF

Editor: Alin K. Gregorian
Assistant Editor: Aram Arkun
Art Director: Mark Mgrditchian

Our Contributors

Alin K. Gregorian
Editor, Armenian Mirror-Spectator Alin K. Gregorian was born in Iran, and moved to the US with her family immediately before the Islamic Revolution. She received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts University and her master’s degree in print journalism from Boston University. Before arriving at the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, she worked at several community newspapers, including as editor of the Bedford Minuteman and as assistant editor of the Belmont Citizen-Herald. During her tenure, both newspapers were nominated for and or received awards from the New England Press Association. She is fluent in Armenian and Farsi, and has also studied French and Spanish. She loves to travel, to read novels and solve New York Times crossword puzzles. She has one daughter, Tenny, and a dog, Luna.
Florence Avakian
Florence Avakian, born in Manhattan, NY, is a New-York-based freelance writer and United Nations correspondent for more than 25 years. Her journalistic work has been published in many top American publications including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times Op Ed pages, as well as Canadian and European papers. She has done extensive interviews with heads of state, public officials and celebrities, several of which were published by the syndicated Hearst Feature Service. She has been on Al Jazeera television on the Armenian Genocide issue, and is the regular weekly news correspondent in English for the Armenian Radio Hour of New Jersey for more than 25 years. She also has done speechwriting for several members of Congress.
Muriel Mirak-Weissbach
Muriel Mirak-Weissbach is the daughter of Artemis and John Mirak, who both survived the genocide as orphans. A graduate of Wellesley College, she went to Italy on a Fulbright scholarship, and earned a graduate degree from the State University of Milan, where she then taught English literature. In 1980, she left academic life for political journalism, and focused on political, economic and cultural developments in the Arab and Islamic world, visiting many countries of the region, including Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Yemen and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Following the 1991 war against Iraq, she and her German husband led a humanitarian aid effort (the Committee to Save the Children in Iraq), in collaboration with leading political figures in Iraq, Jordan, Palestine and the United Nations over the subsequent ten years.