“Shoushi” Editor Asks for Funding

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–It was still early this century that 21 newspapers were published in Shoushi–there was also the "Ethnographic Magazine;" however–since 1994–there has only been one newspaper "Shoushi," said the paper’s editor-in-chief Varuzhan Pambukhchian. He stated that the four page newspaper is not what "the town of Shoushi deserves."

According to the editor-in-chief–there are very few journalists in Nagorno-Karabakh–however–there are intellectuals who can publish good papers. Pambukhchian said it is necessary to provide these people with funding. "2.5 million drams assigned from Karabakh’s budget is not enough for that," he claimed.

The circulation of the newspaper today is 500-1,000–however–Pambukhchian plans to increase the circulation and distribute it not only in Karabakh and Armenia–but also in the Diaspora.

"Shoushi" was founded in 1994 and has been published since–though not regularly. Several editors succeeded each other for the period. Pambukhchian has been editor since June–1998–and on July 19–the day of renovation of the Holy Savior Church in Shoushi issued his first issue.

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