ANCA-WR In the Media

Recent news articles, interviews, and opinion pieces that feature ANCA-WR activists and initiatives.

For media inquiries, contact the ANCA-WR’s Communications Director Alex Galitsky by email at alex@ancawr.org.


Contents

2021

2020


2021

Opinion Pieces


Biden’s recognition of the Armenian genocide makes it clear: Turkey will be held accountable for human rights violations

America Magazine, 23 April 2021, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky and In Defense of Christians (IDC) Advocacy Director Steven Howard


How Biden Can Promote Peace in the South Caucasus

The National Interest, 14 April 2021, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Mainstream Media is Erasing Middle Eastern Christians

Newsweek, 10 March 2021, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Christian Heritage at Risk as U.N. Watches in Silence

Newsweek, 2 February 2021, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Azerbaijan’s Dehumanization of Armenians Echoes Horrors of Holocaust

The Times of Israel, 30 Jan 2021, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Turkey Could Exploit Europe’s Growing Dependence on Azerbaijani Gas

The National Interest, January 11 2021, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


National and International Media Coverage


BBC World News, 24 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


Armenian American Communities Praise Biden’s Genocide Declaration

NPR Weekend Edition, 24 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Biden formally recognizes killing of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide

Los Angeles Times, 24 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Armenian American activists welcome U.S. recognition of genocide but say fight isn’t over

Los Angeles Times, 24 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Board Chair Nora Hovsepian, Esq., ANCA-WR Board Member Gev Iskajyan, and ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


‘Better late than never’: Why the anticipated US recognition of the Armenian Genocide is significant

Arab News, 23 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


Local Media Coverage


Local Reaction To US Officially Recognizing Armenian Genocide

KPCC AirTalk, 26 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Hundreds Take to SoCal Streets After Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide

NBC4, 24 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Thousands gather in LA to commemorate 106th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

FOX11, 24 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


On 106th anniversary of Armenian genocide, a Bay Area-born film producer fights to spread the truth

San Francisco Chronicle, 23 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Board Member Gev Iskajyan


LA Armenians Gather As President Biden Recognizes Killings As Genocide

KPCC/LAist, 23 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Will the U.S. recognize Armenian genocide? L.A.-area Armenian Americans are cautiously optimistic

KTLA, 22 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


‘First Step Towards Justice’: Biden Set To Fully Recognize Armenian Genocide

KCAL9/CBS, 22 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


SoCal Armenian Americans React to Biden Possibly Recognizing Genocide

ABC7, 22 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


President Biden preparing to formally recognize Armenian Genocide

FOX29, 22 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


LA Mayor, politicians call on Biden Administration to recognize Armenian Genocide

FOX11, 12 April 2021, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


2020

Opinion Pieces


Cultural erasure may spark next Nagorno-Karabakh war

Asia Times, 16 November 2020, ANCA-WR Community Development Coordinator Simon Maghakyan


Letter: Armenians aren’t in a ‘conflict.’ They’re fighting for their survival

Los Angeles Times, 12 November 2020, ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


U.S. Recognition of Kosovo Sets a Precedent for Artsakh

The National Interest, 31 October 2020, ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Azerbaijan’s assault against Armenia threatens democracy everywhere

The Hill, 10 October 2020, ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Turkey’s Trojan Horse and Iran Appeaser Azerbaijan Is No Ally for Israel

Haaretz, 7 October 2020, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Turkey’s self-inflicted belt of instability,

Asia Times, 6 October 2020, by ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


To Stop the Conflict in the South Caucasus, the U.S. Must Restrain Turkey

The National Interest, 1 October 2020, ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


Israel should rethink its relationship with Azerbaijan

Jerusalem Post, July 21 2020, ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


OPINIÓN: Armenia-Azerbaiyán: El conflicto olvidado por la pandemia (Opinion: Armenia-Azerbaijan – Conflict Under the Cover of Pandemic)

Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2020, ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Culmination of a genocide: The conversion of Hagia Sophia is the end of secular Turkey

The Washington Examiner, 15 July 2020, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Christians Under Assault: The Reverberations of the Armenian Genocide

Providence Magazine, 1 July 2020, by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


National and International Media Coverage


Armenians fear a sacking of the monasteries with Nagorno‑Karabakh retreat

The Times, 22 November 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Community Development Coordinator Simon Maghakyan


Activist group claims O.C. company supplied part in drones used by Azerbaijan to target Armenian civilians

Los Angeles Times, 12 November 2020, featuring ANCA Orange County


In the fight between Armenia and Azerbaijan, even a McDonald’s is taking sides

Washington Post, 29 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


U.S. lobbying firms drop Turkish, Azeri clients

Ahval, 25 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


Lobbying firm cuts ties with Turkey under pressure

POLITICO, 23 October, 2020 featuring ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian


The Young Turks Led the Armenian Genocide. But the Progressive Show ‘The Young Turks’ Won’t Change Name

VICE World News, 21 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


CBS chief George Cheeks apologizes to Armenian community for employees’ ‘hateful’ remarks

Los Angeles Times, 17 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


100,000 march in Los Angeles over Azerbaijan conflict with Armenians

Christian Post, 13 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


Here’s why Armenian Americans in Southern California are protesting

Los Angeles Times, 9 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


Cardi B apologizes for misstep and asks for peace in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Chicago Tribune/Los Angeles Times, 8 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Why the Armenian diaspora is rallying as war rages in Nagorno-Karabakh

New Statesman, 8 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Hundreds protest outside L.A. Times over coverage of Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Los Angeles Times, 6 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Armenian protesters in L.A. decry ‘false equivalence’ in media coverage of conflict

Los Angeles Times, 5 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


‘We hear you’: Officials gather at L.A. City Hall in solidarity with Armenian community

Los Angeles Times, 5 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


‘Defend our nation’: Armenian diaspora feels pull of another war

The Guardian, 3 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Tiny ethnic Armenian enclave may spark a wider conflict

Los Angeles Times, 29 September 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


Armenian school in SF vandalized with threats, hate speech as conflicts with Azerbaijan intensify

San Francisco Chronicle, 27 July 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Violence breaks out at the Azerbaijan Consulate in Brentwood as protesters clash

Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Board Vice-Chair Raffi Kassabian and ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


An Islamist Turkey would be a threat to NATO

Ahval, July 15, 2020, quoting ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Armenian Genocide commemoration will switch to humanitarian effort

Los Angeles Times, 20 April 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


2 Glendale teachers honored with Armenian Genocide Education Awards

Los Angeles Times, 10 March 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Education Committee

Local Media Coverage


Cher Is the Latest High-Profile Person to Urge Americans to Pay Attention to the Crisis in Artsakh

Los Angeles Magazine, 17 November 2020, highlighting ANCA-WR


Controversial Peace Deal In Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Hits Close To Home In LA 

LAist/KPCC/NPR, 13 November 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Hundreds Turn Out for Armenian Youth Group Demonstration

City News Wire, 1 November 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky 


Armenians in Las Vegas push for peace as regional violence reignites

CBS8 Las Vegas, 16 October 2020, featuring ANCA Nevada Co-Chair Lenna Hovanessian


Armenian Angelenos protest outside Capitol in D.C., calling for U.S. sanctions against Azerbaijan, Turkey

KTLA, 15 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


Opinion: UCLA must state support of Armenian students in wake of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Daily Bruin, 15 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Board Member Gev Iskajyan, written by ANCA-WR Fall Intern Chris Rybus


Thousands of people in the U.S. are protesting over the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Deseret News, 13 October 2020, with quote from ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Estimated 100,000 Protesters Pack L.A. Streets in Support of Armenia

Los Angeleno, 12 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


Thousands of Armenian Americans, allies march to Turkish consulate in Beverly Hills to decry violence in Nagorno-Karabakh

KTLA, 11 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Why thousands of SoCal Armenians will march through LA this weekend

ABC7 Los Angeles, 9 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan and ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


CapRadio Insight, 7 October 2020

NPR CapRadio Insight, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Hundreds protest against Azerbaijan’s aggression toward Armenia and Artsakh

Daily Sundial, 1 October 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Armenian community protests Azerbaijani aggression outside L.A. consulate

KTLA, 30 September 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Thousands gather in West LA to protest Azeri aggression, attacks on Armenia

FOX11 Los Angeles, 30 September 2020, featuring ANCA-WR


SF Armenian School and Adjacent Community Center Vandalized With Curse Words, Ethnic Slurs

SFist, 25 July 2020, featuring quote by ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Demonstrators gather outside Azerbaijani consulate in L.A. to condemn attacks on Armenia

KTLA, 21 July 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Small Scuffles’ Break Out At Armenian Demonstration In Brentwood

CBS Los Angeles, July 21, 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Armenians and Azerbaijanis fight it out in the Caucasus and in California

California Globe, 21 July 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Armenian community donates over 5 million meals to families impacted by COVID-19

FOX11 Los Angeles, 26 April 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan


Armenian Genocide Remembrance is a Lonely Day in Empty LA Streets, But You Can Make the Best of It

NBC4 Los Angeles, 24 April 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Here’s How LA’s Armenian Community Is Remembering The Genocide During Coronavirus

LAist (KPCC/NPR) April 24, 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Armenian Americans donate over 3 million meals to COVID-19 impacted families to mark 105th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

KTLA, 23 April 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Communications Director Alex Galitsky


Armenian organizations donate 1.5M meals to mark the 1.5M lives lost on genocide anniversary

FOX11 Los Angeles, 20 April 2020, featuring ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan