ARMENIAN CYPRIOTS HONOUR GENOCIDE MARTYRS & VOW TO CONTINUE STRUGGLE
Gibrahayer - Nicosia 29 April - Just like every year since their arrival as Genocide survivors in Cyprus, the Armenian community commemorated the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by a series of events.
Former Defence Minister of Greece and PASOK MP Akis Tsokhadzopoulos was the main speaker of the Commemoration of The Armenian Genocide in PASYDY Theatre on April 23 evening. The event was under the high auspices of The President of The House of Representatives Marios Garoyian.
On Thursday 24 April, 2008, Armenian Cypriot youth distributed leaflets at Eleftherias Square, where information about the Armenian Genocide was projected on a big screen.
At 5:00 pm, the evening events began with Holy Liturgy at Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church in Nicosia and at 6:30 pm, the community marched along Armenia street headed by the Armenian MP in the Cyprus Parliament Vartkes Mahdessian, Archbishop Hergelian and clergy as well as President of the Commemoration Committee Haro Kouyoumdjian, ending at The Genocide Memorial at 7:00 pm where a Memorial and Vigil was held.
Speaker of the day was Sebouh Momdjian (picture above).
You can view images from all events at www dot gibrahayer dot com
Cyprus Mail report under Article of the week at www dot gibrahayer dot com
TIMAG'S SHOW ON SUNDAY
|Gibrahayer - Nicosia April 29 - The Timag Theatre Group of Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association Oshagan Cyprus Chapter is staging French playwright George Faydau's "The doubt of a woman" at PASYDY Theater on Sunday May 4, at 7:30 pm.|
Directed by Janna Tahmizian, the new comedy has all the ingredients of a successful performance where a dozen actors from our community, will bring to life the comedy of George Faydau.
The Timag Theatre Group has been practising since last year to continue a tradition in quality theatre presentations. They have successfully elevated Armenian cultural life in Cyprus with their presence.
If any of the rehearsals are an indication, our community is set for an evening of entertainment where, one and a half hours of constant laughter is guaranteed.
Participating in this year's play are Harout Tahmazian, Arto Tavitian, Nazaret Adourian, Mardig Gostanian, Sevag Kalemkerian, Kevork Keoshkerian, Mari Lou and Taline Jourian, Araxi Gureghian, Naira Tokatlian, Alidz Sarkissian, Hratch Kazandjian and Kerry Nadjarian
Go to Gibrahayer dot com & view additional info & images from the rehearsals.
MORE HAMAZKAYIN ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS
|• For all those who want to receive details of the Hamazkayin Forum that will take place between July 13 - July 27 in Yerevan, please contact Raffi Mahdessian on 99441588 and visit hamazkayin dot com slash forum_info dot php?Lang=en|
|• On Monday 5 May, 2008 members of Hamazkayin Committee will be at AYMA for all those who want to place picture orders of Sipan Dance Ensemble's performance.|
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
|Photo details: Maureen Freely translator of Pamuk and writer, Arat Dink and Nouritza Matossian, writer and filmmaker, at the Award Ceremony, 21st April, London. Prize for ‘brave journalism’ awarded by Index and The Guardian.|
The Guardian - April 23, 2008 - Since it was introduced three years ago, article 301 of Turkey's penal code, which makes insulting Turkishness a criminal offence, has been used to bring charges against illustrious names in literature, academia and journalism: Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel prize-winning author; Noam Chomsky; the novelist Elif Safak; Hrant Dink, the Armenian-Turkish journalist who was assassinated by radical nationalists; and last year Hrant's son Arat. On Monday night Arat received the Guardian Journalism Award from the campaigning group Index on Censorship. It was not just to commemorate his father's work, but for his own brave refusal to buckle under the censorship laws that led to his father's death. Arat, executive director of Agos, an Armenian newspaper in Istanbul, was brought to trial as a co-defendant, along with Serkis Seropyan, holder of the weekly's publishing licence. Their crime was to have republished an interview that Hrant gave to Reuters in which he referred to the 1915 massacre of the Armenians in the Ottoman empire as genocide. Arat was convicted as charged and given a one-year suspended sentence. The Agos staff continue to be threatened by extreme nationalists but remain determined in the face of bigotry and physical threat. Arat Dink believes both Turks and Armenians are postponing a common historical reckoning and looks forward to the day when both peoples can commemorate the events in 1915 as a common part of their history, without threatening each other's identity. Like father, like son.
|Index on Censorship is one of the world's leading repositories of original, challenging, controversial and intelligent writing on free expression issues. Index on Censorship continues to log free expression abuses in scores of countries, report on censorship issues from all over the world, and add to the debates on those issues. It has published its periodical since 1972.|
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ARMENIAN FOOTBALL TEAM FROM LONDON ARRIVES ON SATURDAY MAY 10
AYA - the Armenian football team from London - arrive in Nicosia on Saturday 10th May, and are scheduled to play two games. The first is on Monday 12th May against the Bank of Cyprus, and the second is on Saturday 17th May against AYMA.
|Letters to the Editor|
I read with great interest your article about Mr Ragip Zarakolu . I am pleased to inform you that the British-Armenian All-Party Parliamentary Group will hold a Conference entitled" The Armenian Genocide. Truth and Politics" on Tuesday 6th May 2008, 4.30 to 5.45 pm , in Committee Room 16 of the House of Commons , British Parliament , where the Speakers will be Dr Hayk Demoyan ( Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute , Armenia ) , Mr Ragip Zarakolu ( Freedom of Speech Campaigner) , Dr Susan Pattie PhD ( Anthropologist ) and Mr Mike Joseph ( journalist and broadcaster).
I wish also to congratulate your Team who is doing a sterling work in Cyprus.
The proceedings and Articles presented at the Conference will be compiled and published by our Group and can be obtained by a letter sent to the address enclosed.
Co-Founder and Executive Secretary
The British-Armenian All-Party Parliamentary Group
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