On Friday 18 June, Harpik Missakian, editor of the historical newspaper Haratch, died at 89 years old. She had succeeded her late father Shavarsh Missakian in 1957, the founder in 1925 of the famous daily newspaper in Armenian. Arpik Missakian said “I will remain faithful to my father’s vocation. I will continue publishing the newspaper in Armenian for as long as I am alive. I will not change it into a French-language Armenian newspaper.”
In 2009, because of a constant drop in readership, she decided to stop publication of “community lighthouse” in France.
His death marks the end of the era of the pioneers of the Armenian press.
Jean Eckian / Paris
Photo : E.Nalbandiian, A.Missakian and the Mayor of the 9th district of Paris for the inauguration Charvach Missakian’s Place on April 11, 2007