YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation unveiled Thursday its official publication Droshak during a ceremony at the party’s Bureau offices, where noted activist and academician Rouben Hovsepyan was introduced as the publication’s new editor.
Droshak, which began publication in 1891 in Geneva, has begun republishing with the aim of addressing the most crucial national and state issues, explained Hovsepyan.
“The ARF Publication, Droshak, will attempt to draw attention to the most critical issues facing our nation and our statehood. It will also attempt to create the arena where public and political opinions are formed and solutions to critical challenges are addressed,” Hovsepyan said during the inaugural ceremony.
The editor explained that the re-publication of Droshak, which has already published five issues, was a clear manifestation of freedoms of speech and expression.
Present at the event were noted literary figures, party leaders, representatives of organizations, as well as Armenia’s press corps.
Hovsepyan also took the opportunity to explain that historically economic and social circumstances had prevented Droshak from consistent publication, adding that the republication came at an historic turning point for Armenia’s around the world and for the ARF.
Echoing the same sentiment was ARF Bureau member and Vice-Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Vahan Hovannesian, who said that Droshak, as the official publication of the ARF, compiles and disseminates the ARF’s political ideology and thought.
Subscriptions to the newly re-published Droshak are available at the ARF Western US Public Affairs office 818.243.7059.