Armenpress

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Armenpress
News agency
Founded 18 December 1918; 98 years ago (1918-12-18)[1]
Founder National Council of Republic of Armenia
Headquarters Yerevan, Armenia
Website armenpress.am

Armenpress (Armenian Press; Armenian: Արմենպրես) is the oldest and the main state[2] news agency in Armenia.[3]

History and profile[edit]

Armenpress was founded in December 18, 1918[4] by the government of the First Republic of Armenia as the Armenian Telegraph Agency (Հայաստանի հեռագրական գործակալություն).[4][5] Simon Vratsian played a major role in the establishment of the agency.[4] After the Sovietization of Armenia in 1920 it was renamed to Armenkavrosta, and subsequently known as Armenrosta and Armenta. It was renamed to Armenpress in 1972.[4] During the Soviet period, from 1920 to 1991, it served as the "official sanctioned source of public information", operating under direct control of the Armenian Communist Party.[6]

Armenpress collaborates with Reuters, ITAR-TASS (Russia) and Xinhua (China).[3] It is a member of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies.[5]

Many neologisms coined by Armenpress have entered the Armenian language.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Armenpress. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Martino, John, ed. (2013). Worldwide Government Directory with Intergovernmental Organizations 2013. p. 56. ISBN 9781452299372. 
  3. ^ a b Shrivastava, K.M. (2007). News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet. Elgin, IL: New Dawn Press. p. 190. ISBN 9781932705676. 
  4. ^ a b c d Ayvazyan, Hovhannes, ed. (2012). "Հեռագրա-լրատվական գործակալություններ [Telegraph and media agencies]". Հայաստան հանրագիտարան [Armenia Encyclopedia] (in Armenian). Yerevan: Armenian Encyclopedia. p. 787. 
  5. ^ a b "Albanian Telegraphic Agency - ATA". BSANNA. Archived from the original on 11 February 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Suny, Ronald G. (1996). Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Washington, DC: DIANE Publishing. p. 63. ISBN 9780788128134. 
  7. ^ Ananikyan, R. (1976). "Արմենպրես [Armenpress]". In Hambardzumyan, Viktor. Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia (in Armenian). Yerevan: Armenian Encyclopedia. p. 96. Ա․ ստեղծել է շատ տերմիններ և նորաբանություններ, որոնք մտել են արդի հայերենի բառապաշարի մեջ։