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MassisPost YEREVAN (Arka) — Armenia’s public broadcaster AMPTV has announced its withdrawal from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). ‘Despite best efforts AMPTV say the events that followed after the confirmation of Armenia’s participation at this year’s event have made it impossible to organize an entry in time for this month’s deadline,’ it said in …

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MassisPost BERLIN — The Berlin International Film Festival has defended its screening of film on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict amid accusations of promoting “anti-Azerbaijani propaganda”. Directed by Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, Black Bach Artsakh reflects on the decades-long conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, referred to in Armenian as Artsakh. Divided into 13 …

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By Gerald Papasian Special to The Armenian Mirror-Spectator   YEREVAN – At the end of October last year, I left Yerevan and went to Paris for professional reasons. Television series shooting was allowed but theatres were closed along with shops, restaurants and cafes. Paris was no longer Paris! Three months later I made it a point to …

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The Armenian Weekly. February marked six months since the devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut, which killed over 200 people, injured and traumatized thousands and paralyzed much of the Lebanese capital. In its wake last fall, a number of Armenian musicians organized a fundraising concert for the victims of the blast. The young Lebanese-Armenian …

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The Armenian Weekly Author’s note: Having written this essay just before the Artsakh War, my goal was to write about these films and stories as a way to connect our past to our future in a forward thinking way. Afterwards, I thought it a futile endeavor to present it without altering it or writing about …

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The Armenian Mirror-Spectator by Artsvi Bakhchinyan YEREVAN / KESERWAN (Lebanon) — Haroutioun Isack Bastajian, 47, studied at the Armenian Evangelical High School, Ashrafieh, Beirut, from kindergarten to graduation. Later he studied technical science in interior design at International Institute in Jounieh, Keserwan, as well interior design at Notre Dame University in Zouk, Keserwan and Islamic …