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Armenia Online 2017: What you viewed at armenia.com.au

Source: armenia.com.au | Wednesday, 10 January 2018
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SPECIAL REPORT

Armenia Online 2017: What Armenian-Australians 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.

Welcome to this, the 2017 edition!

Armenia Online attracted over 100,000 pageviews during the 12 months from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, 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, 2017.

 

TOP STORY OF THE YEAR

Entertainment stories featured prominently this year, with the announcement of Charles Aznavour's postponed tour to Australia, Sirusho wowing Sydney, the (eventually) successful Ara Gevorgyan appearance, the visit of the Sayat Nova Ensemble, as well as the national theatrical release of Armenian Genocide epic, The Promise dominating the attention of our readers. Gladys Berejiklian's elevation to the position of Premier of New South Wales also attracted global attention, and that of our readers.

Of course, armenia.com.au closely followed military and diplomatic developments in Artsakh, while the situation surrounding Armenians in Syria remained a focus. Not to mention, the widest coverage of Australian-based news, political, education, sports, cultural, etc remained popular.

The overall most read news item on Armenia Online was the report of Aznavour's tour to Australia, sadly eventually postponed. The story can be viewed at http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/56631/BREAKING--Charles-Aznavour-to-tour-Australia-this-June.


RUNNER-UP: The story attracting the second-most views was the announcement of the Australian cinemas which would screen The Promise. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/58180/Over-40-Australian-movie-theatres-to-screen-The-Promise-from-June-15 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 2017 was titled Կոչ Աւստրալահայութեան - Ամրապնդենք Մեր Պայքարի Հիմքերը, covering a joint Commemorative Declaration by the three major Armenian-Australian political organisations, the Social Democrat Hunchakian Party, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and the Armenian Democratic Liberal (Ramgavar) Party. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/Armenian/57676/ to read.

RUNNER-UP:
The second-most popular Armenian-language news item on Armenia Online in 2017 was titled Հայաստանի Հանրապետութեան Սփիւռքի Նախարարի Շնորհաւորական Ուղերձը Գլատիս Պէրէճիքլեանին, covering a congratulatory message from the Republic of Armenia Diaspora Minister to Armenian-Australian Gladys Berejiklian, who was named Premier of New South Wales. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/Armenian/56320/ to read.

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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

The overall most viewed video on Armenia Online in 2017 was the Armenia TV (Australia) interview with British-Armenian entertainer, Kev Orkian. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/multimedia/745/Armenia-TV--Australia----Interview-with-Kev-Orkian to watch.

RUNNER-UP:
The second-most popular video on Armenia Online in 2017 was the Armenia TV (Australia) clip, featuring our coverage from the Sydney Red Carpet Premiere of Armenian Genocide epic, The Promise. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/multimedia/742/Armenia-TV--Australia----Guests-at-the-Australian-Red-Carpet-Premiere-endorse-The-Promise to view.

 

POLITICAL STORY OF THE YEAR

The winner of this category in 2017, in short, was one of our community's greatest products ever, Gladys Berejiklian. She was elevated to the position of Premier of New South Wales. The announcement by the Armenian National Committee of Australia was the most read political category story on armenia.com.au in 2017. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/56305/ANC-AU-congratulates-Gladys-Berejiklian--the-Armenian-Australian-elected-Premier-of-NSW.

RUNNER-UP:
After coverage of other congratulatory messages to Berejiklian, the second-biggest political story was Armenian-Australian media identity, George Donikian joining in the criticisms extended to the SBS network over their offensive editorial policy vis-a-vis the Armenian Genocide. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/58571/The-Australian--George-Donikian-slams-SBS---s-stance-on-Armenian-killings.


EDUCATION STORY OF THE YEAR

The most-read story in education in 2017 was the message of congratulations from Galstaun College to their 2016 HSC High Achievers. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/56165/Galstaun-College-congratulates-HSC-high-achievers.

RUNNER-UP:
Runner-up in this category was the report covering Galstaun College's new benefactors, titled 'Galstaun College announces the late Dickranouhi and Souren Boghossian as new benefactors'. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/60253/Galstaun-College-announces-the-late-Dickranouhi-and-Souren-Boghossian-as-new-benefactors.

 

SPORTS STORY OF THE YEAR

Winning the Sports category with most reads in 2017 was the story titled "Sarkis, Alice Der Bedrossian Set as Honorary Presidents of Pan Homenetmen Games". Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/58099/Sarkis--Alice-Der-Bedrossian-Set-as-Honorary-Presidents-of-Pan-Homenetmen-Games.

RUNNER-UP:
The runner-up sports story was unsurprisingly featuring the biggest Armenian sports star, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and was titled "Mkhitaryan makes history for Manchester United". Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/International-News/English/58160/Mkhitaryan-makes-history-for-Manchester-United.

 

EVENT STORY OF THE YEAR

This is always the most competitive category, with events rating well with our audience. We have eliminated Aznavour story from this category as it is about an event that did not happen. Therefore the top Event story of 2017 was covering the release of The Promise in Australian theatres. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/58180/Over-40-Australian-movie-theatres-to-screen-The-Promise-from-June-15 to read.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up was relating to the dramatic on-again event featuring legendary Armenian composer and musician, Ara Gevorgyan. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Australia-News/English/56874/THE-SHOW-MUST-GO-ON---Ara-Gevorgyan-Concert-Monday-6-March--7-30pm.

 

FEATURE STORY OF THE YEAR

We covered the Armenian Parliamentary Elections closely in April 2017, and the feature titled "Elections in Armenia: 8 Reasons to Vote for the ARF on April 2" was the most widely-read for the year. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Feature-Articles/English/57306/Elections-in-Armenia--8-Reasons-to-Vote-for-the-ARF-on-April-2.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up was courtesy of sister publication, Aztag Daily titled Աւստրալիայէն Հայկական Կեանքեր. Կանք, Կը Մնանք. Click http://www.armenia.com.au/news/Feature-Articles/Armenian/59277/.



ARMENIA TV (AUSTRALIA) CLIP OF THE YEAR

Armenia TV (Australia) continued to broadcast regular YouTube clips, including interviews and event reports, during 2017.

The most watched clip for 2017, with over 2,200 views, is from our popular Ani Mama's Kitchen cooking segment, titled "Ani Mama's Kitchen (Triangle Baklava)". Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_keBsw8rzIw.

RUNNER-UP: The runner-up, with over 1,600 views, is titled 'Guests at the Australian Red Carpet Premiere endorse The Promise'. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywu6hdoPE30.

 

MOST SEARCHED TERMS ON ARMENIA ONLINE - 2017

Finally, we conclude this review by revealing the 10 most searched terms on Armenia Online in 2017:

gladys berejiklian
artsakh
nagorno karabakh
mkhitaryan
galstaun college
anc australia
the promise australia
armenian genocide
kim kardashian
armenia elections

 

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