Asbarez Turns 107 Today

The first issue of Asbarez
The first issue of Asbarez

The first issue of Asbarez

Asbarez newspaper marks its 107th anniversary today, Friday August 14, 2015. We wish our readers a happy anniversary. Without you our newspaper would not have survived for more than a century. Pictured is the front page of our first edition published on Aug. 14, 1908 in Fresno

From our Archives
Read a first-person account of how Asbarez was founded (Published, August 14, 2008)

Read a retrospective of the newspaper by Paul Chaderjian (Published August, 2003)


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  1. Stepan said:

    Congratulations on 107 of keeping the Armenian community informed and educated. The task has become more complex through the years and the diaspora matures and Armenia became independent. Thank you for the service to the community.

  2. Robert Karl said:

    Thank God and Asbarez for Asbarez –(Also, else I should not have known of the Holocaust (I) Centennial this spring, and would never have fashioned my own self-styled T-shirt in observance thereof. I myself am not Armenian (by blood or whatever). Rather, allow me to explain by recalling my answer to blogger George Gounov when, after I had criticized an article he wrote, he asked if I were a Serb; to which I answered by saying, “I am not Serbian by blood. Rather, Serbians are mine because nobody else wants them.”
    Hopefully the same oblivion will never apply to the Armenian Diaspora as applies to Serbs everywhere, if for no other reason than that the Diaspora is not so devoid of influence in this and other Western societies. Still, Armenia, Javakh, and Artsakh must seek their own destinies without undue reliance on any foreign power or combination thereof, (particularly NATO).