9th Pan-Armenian Forum of Journalists continued with 4 panel sessions

The 9th Pan-Armenian Forum of Journalists continued with four panel sessions.

The panel session under the heading “Responses to the Velvet Revolution in the Media” was moderated by Editor-in-Chief of Hairenik Weekly Zaven Torigian (USA) and Editor-in-Chief of Baikar Weekly Hagop Vartivarian (USA).

Editor-in-Chief of Lebanon’s Ararat Daily Ani Yepremian delivered a speech entitled “This is Armenia, Period”.

In his speech entitled “New Armenia: Born after Peaceful Revolution”, Kuwaiti-Armenian journalist and publicist Giragos Kouyoumdjian stated that Diaspora Armenians are impatiently following the changes taking place in Armenia.

Editor-in-Chief of Orer magazine Hakob Asatryan (Czech Republic) delivered a speech entitled “Czech Responses to the Velvet Revolution and Some Sections from the German Press”.

A speech entitled “The Ideology of the Velvet Revolution and the Diaspora” was delivered by press office representative of AGBU AYA Lebanon Aharon Shekerdemian.

Editor-in-Chief of Arax Weekly Movses Keshishian (Iran) delivered a speech entitled “Reflections on the Velvet Revolution in Foreign Media and its Political Significance”.

President of the Armenian PR Association scientific-informational NGO and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Journalism at Yerevan State University Astghik Avetisyan presented the features of the use of tools and technologies for publicizing and popularizing the Velvet Revolution.

The first panel session ended with a speech entitled “Reflections on the Velvet Revolution in Public and Political Life in the Diaspora” by Editor-in-Chief of Armenia Weekly Davit Aivazlian (Greece).

The heading of the second session was “The Establishment of the First Republic of Armenia and Armenian Journalism”. The session was moderated by Editor-in-Chief of Khosnag Magazine Hampig Mardirossian (Lebanon), Editor-in-Chief of Armenia Weekly Kevork Kazanjian (Argentina) and President of the Union of Journalists of Artsakh Kim Gabrielyan.

Editor-in-Chief of Armenpress Armenian News Agency Narine Nazaryan delivered a speech entitled “Coeval of the First Republic: Media Outlet of the Past, Present and Future: Armenpress 100”.

Editor-in-Chief of Dzaghig Magazine Hagop Dounaian (Lebanon) delivered a speech entitled “Armenian Literary Press: The Main Vein in the Shaping and Strengthening of Armenian Statehood”.

“Armenian Statehood and Armenian Journalism”-this was the title of the speech by correspondent of Azad Or Daily Hovsep Barazian (Greece).

The third panel session (“Armenian Journalism in the Soviet Era”) was moderated by Editor-in-Chief of Armenpress Armenian News Agency Narine Nazaryan and Editor-in-Chief of Berd Newspaper of Askeran region Valery Petrosyan.

Among the speakers were Editor-in-Chief of Baikar Weekly Hagop Vartivarian (USA) (“Diaspora Armenian Journalism during the 71 Years of Soviet Armenia”), Editor-in-Chief of Baikar Weekly Baidzig Galajian (USA) (“The Impact of Soviet-Armenian Press on Shaping the Identity of Diaspora Armenians”) and Editor-in-Chief of Zham Magazine Anna Givargizyan (Russia) (“Media and Statehood: History, Standards, Trends”).

The fourth and final panel session of the first day of the forum (“The Independence of the Republic of Armenia and Armenian Journalism”) was moderated by press office representative of AGBU AYA Lebanon Aharon Shekerdemian and President of the Armenian PR Association scientific-informational NGO Astghik Avetisyan.

Editor-in-Chief of Khosnag Magazine Hampig Mardirossian (Lebanon) delivered a speech entitled “Journalism: A Virtuous and Dangerous Field”.

Head of the Representation of the ArmInfoCenter informational-analytical center in Russia and Abkhazia Saida Ohanyan (Russia) delivered a speech entitled “The New Day of the Armenian People and the Republic of Armenia”.

The sessions were followed by a discussion on the current problems and challenges facing Armenian media.

The first day of the forum ended with the visit of the leaders and representatives of Armenian media outlets of the Diaspora and Artsakh to the AGBU Armenia Headquarters.

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