More Than a Facelift

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Today we are unveiling our new Web site, which goes beyond a facelift and thrusts us, and you—our readers—on to a more technologically efficient platform for daily news, information commentary and community participation. So, welcome to the new asbarez.com.

Last August, we celebrated our 100th anniversary and as a present to our readers we introduced the Asbarez English Weekly—the sixth daily edition of the publication. Today, as the English Section enters its 40th year of publication, we are giving our readers yet another present, or rather an improved platform through which information will flow—in both English and Armenian—enabling us to continue our mission of informing, educating and bridging our communities close and far.

Launched in 1997, asbarez.com became the first Armenian newspaper Web site. In 2006 we re-launched asbarez.com as a bi-lingual site and we continue our commitment with a more expanded Armenian presence. Our foray into the Web was a big deal back then and our reformatted Web site today constitutes a similar achievement.

We are committed to continuing our tradition of up-to-the-minute coverage of news from and about Armenia and Armenians, providing thought-provoking commentary and editorials, as well as enlightening and entertaining features and interviews that examine the cultural, educational and other aspects of our diverse and broad community, through our new website and our one-year-old Asbarez Post, which makes it all available with a click.

Today, our readers can also follow us on myriad social-networking sites as we are a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and others, bringing our news and views to a more diverse and multi-faceted readership than ever before.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the hard-work and dedication of several individuals:

Asbarez’s own Allen Yekikian shepherded this process by working with our partners and following up on all of its dimensions, while still fulfilling his day-to-day responsibilities and always keeping an eye out for new and improved elements that can get our word out to more people more efficiently. He not only gets our thanks but deserves yours.

Aram Hovagimian from Philadelphia lent us his tremendous talents and technical expertise to revise and revamp our Web site and create the new asbarez.com. We wholeheartedly thank him and greatly appreciate his commitment and dedication.

Our long-time partners Sevak Chilinguirian and Vahe Shahinian of Neardata and ArmenianCalendar.com who for years not only have hosted our online components and created the previous site, but have been an invaluable technical partner in our efforts to continuously advance and expand our presence. We appreciate their unwavering support and look forward to continuing and strengthening our partnership.

Our new website also provides a unique opportunity for us to hear your comments on all that is Asbarez. We encourage and welcome your participation and look forward to hear from you and create a true forum for discourse in our reality. Once again, welcome to the new asbarez.com.

Leave a comment and tell us what you think of the new website.

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17 Comments

  1. William Bairamian said:

    This is great!

    Fantastic improvements to the site.

    A big thank you to Allen Yekikan and the whole Asbarez team!

  2. Armen Vartany said:

    Congratultions on a job well done. The new site looks great.

  3. Biuregh Avetic said:

    Thank you for the new Asbarez Website. I was pleasently surprised today when I saw the new Website.
    I check Asbarez news several times a day just to catch the latest so I am up to date with the news.

    I congratulate the talented, hard working and conscientious Armenian men and women who work for
    Asbarez and wish you success in your future undertakings

    I am proud of you. Keep up the good work.

    Regards,
    Biuregh.

  4. Garbis Hindoyan said:

    Congratulations! Excellent job ! Keep up the good work.

  5. Vicken Kalloghlian said:

    To everyone at Abarez,

    Great modern look for an old friend ,well done.Keep at it….

    Vicken Kalloghlian
    Sydney

  6. Khatchig Mouradian said:

    Congratulations to Asbarez! The website looks great.

  7. Raffi Hamparian said:

    Congratulations to the entire Asbarez team for designing an outstanding website. It is content rich and user friendly. Raffi Hamparian

  8. Sirvart Garabedian said:

    Fantastic… great change to the Asbarez website. “YES WE CAN’ and we stick to our principles when we promise something to our struggled Armenian nation around the world!!! Big congratulations to Allen Yekikian and all Asbarez team and its supporters. I have been a great fan of Asbarez website for almost a decade, it is my favorite news website, offering its readers a choice of getting the news in Armenian or English languages with its latest news/”BREAKING NEWS”, not to forget ANCA, YERKIR AND ARMENIAN.CA goes well with ASBAREZ. When I am asked where I get all the latest news? I tell them simple; “go to “www.asbarez.com” and you get the most recent and reliable news wihich is unique in its way of sharing with family and friends that provides vast educational information in many aspects. It really touched my heart, when my brother passed away more than eight months ago, he was proud of me that I knew so much and I led him go to Asbarez website which I made it my home page for long years.. Therefore, I encourage young and old who have access to the system not to miss Asbarez’s daily news and forgive me if I also encourage people to donate as much as they can to keep up the good job for our generations to come….
    LONG LIVE ASBAREZ… GO FOR IT……..

    Respectfully yours,

    Sirvart Garabedian – Toronto Canada

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