Thursday, 22 December 2016

Dr Dikran Abrahamian ... Volume IIITranslate or View it in your browser

In mid-December 2016, published its third volume, which included editorials covering the period from January 2015 to August 2016 when the website suspended publication. Below are the Preface of the book penned by Dr. Dikran Abrahamian and the introduction by Doug Kalajian. A list of contributors and supporters of is appended. The previous two volumes included selections from 2007 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2014.--Publisher.

PREFACE to Volume III  By Dikran Abrahamian MD

In the last few years traditional media has substantially abandoned its role as theFourth Estate. The Free Press has been mostly eviscerated. The boundaries of fact, reality and truth have blurred. A variety of factors have contributed to this state of affairs. Probably the most glaring development was the intrusion of trans-national interests into the affairs of nations. This phenomenon is also acutely felt in Armenian life. The emergence of an oligarchic system in the homeland and its ascending influence in the Diaspora has been an additional detrimental element. ....Read more >>

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By Doug Kalajian

Florida-based veteran journalist and author of "Stories My Father Never Finished Telling Me"
Where is the good news from Armenia?
This should be a time for bold headlines celebrating a small but proud nation that defied the odds not only by surviving but by setting an example of democracy and liberty in a region desperately short of both.

Like many Armenians in the Diaspora, this is what I hoped for when Armenia gained its independence 25 years ago. Freed from Soviet totalitarian rule, Armenia’s citizens would surely exploit their intelligence, their enterprise and their instinct for self-renewal to build a prosperous republic, and we would all celebrate their achievements. ....Read more >>
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