Two Anniversaries: Shutting Down of A1+ and Opening PanARMENIAN.Net

Mesrop Movsesyan, A1 Plus Director, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia © Onnik Krikorian / Oneworld Multimedia 2007
Bekaisa couldn’t help noticing, that today is a double anniversary: 7 years since opening of the PanARMENIAN.Net and 5 years since the closure of A1plus.
While Uzogh (Vice-President of
PanARMENIAN Network) congratulates his colleagues and thanks the readers of PanARMENIAN.Net of this happy anniversary, Onnik Krikoryan reports about the failed protest action of A1plus (visit Oneworld Multimedia for more photos and full coverage):

Still, even if the number of people that mark the anniversary reduces with each passing year, today was different than usual.
In what was probably an attempt to gain access to Liberty Square, A1 Plus decided to plant trees in the park surrounding the Opera.
To be fair to the municipal authorities, permission hadn’t been granted to dig up holes in what little green still remains in the park now that every corrupt official now seems to have their own cafe erected there instead, but it was interesting to consider how the law is applied selectively in Armenia.

To do justice to all sides, Kornelij Glas suggests, that the quality of A1plus news is not always up to the due professional standards, but this judgment hold true for many other TV channels around these days, so perhaps all of those others should also be shut down, jokes Kornelij.

Artur Papyan

Journalist, blogger, digital security and media consultant


  1. No kidding. I was flicking through the TV yesterday in order to try to find something for my son to watch, and stumbled upon ALM.
    Let’s put it like this. Borat would consider the standards of presentation to be on par with his own.
    Is Tigran Karapetyan the real Armenian Borat I wonder?

  2. 2Onnik
    I think yes.
    But I reckon, that he has one big advantage over Borat – he is fucking serious and frank in his shows.
    BTW I didn’t forget about my promise to you. But It is really hard to find out this information. I’ve found only 3 good resources, and 1 not so useful, but none of them can answer your initial question.

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