The Oldest Armenian Newspaper in South America, Diario Armenia, Announced the Digitalization of its Historic Archives
Diario Armenia, the oldest Armenian newspaper in the community of South America, announced on November 19 a project to digitize all its historical issues.
During an event of the Armenian National Committee of South America in which Argentine journalists who deal with Armenian issues were awarded, the journalist and former Director of Diario Armenia, Jorge Kazandjian, received a special recognition for his 18 years of experience in the newspaper. Kazandjian will now be heading the project to digitize the Diario Armenia archive, supported and financed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Under the slogan “The history of the Armenian community available to everyone“, the files will be available for free on a website. In that sense, Khatchik DerGhoughassian, one of the promoters of the project, called on all the institutions of the community to participate in the digitalization.
Diario Armenia was founded in 1931 and has published continuously more than 13,000 editions for almost 90 years. The newspaper is currently published in Spanish and Armenian, with a project to add the English language to its website. This year, Jorge Kazandjian retired and Pablo Kendikian, who edits the news agency Prensa Armenia, took over as new Director.