On October 16, at the Journalists Union of Armenia “Azdarar”-2008 award ceremony
was held. Dedicated to the Day of Armenian Press, the award was established
in 2004 by the Journalists Union of Armenia and the members of the Club of JUA
“Gold Pen” Awardees.
“Azdarar” awardees for 2008 were: Arpik Misakian, Chief Editor of Armenian
newspaper ”Araj” published in France; Ida Martirosian, Chief Editor of “Yerevan”
magazine; “Urvagits” program cycle of “Kentron” TV company; “Yerevan” program
of Public Radio of Armenia; Hamlet Khachatrian, Chief Editor of “Talin Ashkharh”
newspaper, and photojournalist Ruben Mangasarian.