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Armenia Online 2016: What Armenian-Australians read/viewed at armenia.com.au

Source: armenia.com.au | Thursday, 05 January 2017
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SPECIAL REPORT

Armenia Online 2016: What Armenian-Australians read/viewed at armenia.com.au

by Editorial Staff - armenia.com.au



Since 2009, we have provided this report revealing your viewing habits on armenia.com.au over the year just past, something that has proven to be popular for our loyal readership.

Therefore, we bring you the 2016 edition!

Armenia Online attracted over 110,000 pageviews during the 12 months from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, with visitors being treated to news and views from Armenia and the Armenian world.

NOW WE PRESENT... the Armenia Online stories of the year, based on official readership figures compiled since January 1, 2016.

 

TOP STORY OF THE YEAR

The top news-making events came from the Motherland in 2016. The April attacks on Nagorno Karabakh dominated the minds and souls of our readers, while the armed anti-government attack by a group called "Sasna Dzrer" focused Armenian eyes on Yerevan in July. The plight of Armenians in Syria was also front-and-centre in our coverage, while the widest coverage of Australian-based news, political, education, sports, cultural, etcetera remained popular.

The overall most read news item on Armenia Online was the report of Azerbaijan's attack on Artsakh. The story can be viewed at http://www.armenia.com.au/news/International-News/English/51840.


RUNNER-UP: The story attracting the second-most views was an article featuring young Armenian-Australian gymnast, Tara Sahagian. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/54143 to read.

 

 

ARMENIAN LANGUAGE STORY OF THE YEAR

Armenia Online covers news in both English and Armenian.

The overall most viewed Armenian-language story on Armenia Online in 2016 was titled 

Հոգեհանգիստ եւ Յիշատակի Հանդիսութիւն Նուիրուած Սուրիահայ Ընդհանուր Նահատակաց եւ Ընկեր Ռաֆֆի Պչաքճեանի Մահուան Քառասունքին,

covering the Sydney memorial in honour of fallen Syrian-Armenian leader, Raffi Bijakjian.

Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/Armenian/53441 to read.

RUNNER-UP: The second-most popular Armenian-language news item on Armenia Online in 2016 was titled ՀՀ սփիւռքի նախարարն ընդունեց Աւստրալիոյ Արշակ և Սոֆի Գոլստըն ամենօրեայ ճեմարանի աշակերտները. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/Armenian/53294 to read.

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

The Armenia Online Multimedia section displayed a wide array of videos throughout 2016, covering Armenia TV (Australia) Clips, Sports, News, Community, Comedy, Music and much more.

The overall most viewed video on Armenia Online in 2016 was the Armenia TV (Australia) clip covering the groundbreaking #ARTSAKHSTRONG TELETHON, which saw the Armenian-Australian community rally to raise over $112,000 for Nagorno Karabakh. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/multimedia/705 to watch.

RUNNER-UP: The second-most popular video on Armenia Online in 2016 was the Armenia TV (Australia) clip, which featured coverage of the Armenian-Australian community protest at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Canberra. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/multimedia/688 to view.

 

POLITICAL STORY OF THE YEAR

The winner of this category in 2016 was the report from the Armenian National Committee of Australia's (ANC-AU) Annual Banquet, where over $90,000 was raised to assist with Armenian advocacy efforts by the peak public affairs body of the community. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/55242.

RUNNER-UP: The second-biggest political story was covering the 3,000-strong #MARCHFORJUSTICE in Sydney City on April 24th, to mark the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/52245.


EDUCATION STORY OF THE YEAR

The most-read story in education in 2016 was always going to be relating to the milestone 30th anniversary of Galstaun College. The top story was in the lead-up to the 30th Anniversary Concert, which covered the school's new recapitalisation program. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/55414.

RUNNER-UP: Runner-up in this category was the report from the Concert, titled 'Two new benefactors and Galstaun College Foundation announced during outstanding 30th Anniversary Concert'. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/55542.

 

SPORTS STORY OF THE YEAR

Winning the Sports category with most reads in 2016 was the story covering young Armenian-Australian gymnast, Tara Sahagian, which is mentioned above. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/54143.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up sports story was unsurprisingly featuring the biggest Armenian sports star, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and the announcement of his historic signing for Manchester United. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/International-News/English/53348.

 

EVENT STORY OF THE YEAR

This is always the most competitive category, with events rating well with our audience. The most read event story in 2016 was covering the biggest event of 2016, which was the #MARCHFORJUSTICE. It featured an Appeal by community leaders via a video produced by Armenia TV (Australia). Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/52156.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up was mentioned in the Education category above, and was the report from the Galstaun College 30th Anniversary Concert, titled 'Two new benefactors and Galstaun College Foundation announced during outstanding 30th Anniversary Concert'. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/55542..

 

FEATURE STORY OF THE YEAR

The most widely-read Feature in 2016 on Armenia Online was an Op-Ed by Haig Kayserian after the Sasna Dzrer saga in July, titled 'SASNA DZRER: THE ARF POSITION IN CONTEXT'. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Feature-Articles/English/53888.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up was titled Հայկ Գայսէրեան. Դաշնակցութիւնը, մեղաւոր կամ անմեղ.... Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Feature-Articles/Armenian/55656.



ARMENIA TV (AUSTRALIA) CLIP OF THE YEAR

Armenia TV (Australia) moved on from broadcasting episodes to clips of its reports and interviews in 2016.

The most watched clip for 2016, with over 2,200 views, was the '#ARTSAKHSTRONG Protest Highlights Clip'. Click https://youtu.be/crup4DoSe6A.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up, with over 1,800 views, was the 'SPECIAL REPORT FROM SYDNEY #MARCHFORJUSTICE ON APRIL 24, 2016'. Click https://youtu.be/nGoRfNGaHSA.


SOMETHING NEW...

The previously mentioned #ARTSAKHSTRONG TELETHON, which ended up raising more than the announced $112,000 for Artsakh, was a community-first. Armenia TV (Australia) broadcast it live via Facebook Live, while Armenia Radio also ran live coverage. The 3-4 hour event in August was a massive success in terms of viewer numbers on Facebook, with our key broadcast clips eclipsing 7,000 views!



MOST SEARCHED TERMS ON ARMENIA ONLINE - 2016

Finally, we conclude this review by revealing the 10 most searched terms on Armenia Online in 2016:

artsakh
nagorno karabakh
karabakh war
april war
armenian genocide
sasna dzrer
arf
galstaun college
gladys berejiklian
kim kardashian

 

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