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Abbreviation PAN
Motto "The Future is Tricolor"
Established April 2, 2000 (2000-04-02)
Type Corporate group
Region Worldwide
Services News Agency, Wire Service, Photography, Photojournalism
Official languages Armenian, English, Russian
Key people Armen Azaryan (co-founder, CEO), Ara Aghamyan (co-founder), Vahan Stepanyan (PAN Photo Agency co-founder)
Subsidiaries PAN News Agency, PAN Photo Agency
Website .netpanarmenian
Formerly called PanARMENIAN Network

PanARMENIAN.Net is the first Armenian online news agency, an internet portal[1] based in Yerevan, Armenia. The PanARMENIAN.Net information-analytical portal is one of the projects of the "PanArmenian Network" NGO. It was launched on April 2, 2000.[2] PanARMENIAN.Net provides information and analysis about the main events in the social and political life of Armenia, as well as events taking place all over the world that are connected with Armenia directly or indirectly. Topics covered: Politics, Armenia and World, Society, Economics, Region, Sport, Culture, IT & Telecommunications.

PAN Photo Agency, established by PanARMENIAN Network in 2009, is a major news & creative photography agency in Armenia. The photo agency covers all major social-political, business, cultural and sport events happening in the country, also presenting reports from all around the world via its international photographers and partners.


PanARMENIAN Network has started its activity from 1999. The mission of the organization is to contribute to the promotion of the national, historical, cultural and scientific heritage and values among the international community through modern information and communication technologies.

PAN News Agency

PAN News Agency (formerly known as PanARMENIAN.Net News Agency) was established in 2000 with a focus on Armenian Diaspora. Besides the own content produced by in-house journalists and editors, the news service of the PanARMENIAN.Net uses the information flows of local and world news agencies.

PAN News agency content is being spread out via various social platforms, publishing partners and content aggregates.

PAN News Agency was a pioneering news organization in Armenia to use a Creative Commons license on all its content and also include new content types in the news stories (photo stories, infographics and editorial cartoons) [3] The news agency publishes its content in three languages: Armenian, Russian and English.

Most of the users come from Armenia, USA, Europe and Russia.[4]

PAN Photo Agency

Featured images by PAN Photo Agency

PAN Photo Agency (formerly known as PanARMENIAN Photo) was established in 2009. It quickly became one of the major independent news & creative photography agencies in Armenia. The agency covers major social-political, business, cultural and sport events happening in the country and presents reports from all around the world via its international photographers and partners. PAN Photo cooperates with and provides photo wire for major international photo agencies such as Associated Press (AP),[5] Agence France Press (AFP),[6] Reuters,[7] RIA Novosti[8] and Itar-Tass, European Pressphoto Agency[9] and others.

PAN Photo images have been featured in numerous international media outlets including The New York Times,[10][11],[12] The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera#Al Jazeera America,[13] Libération,[14] San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post,[15] The Guardian,[16] Vogue, Esquire and others.

PanARMENIAN.Net on Social Media

PanARMENIAN was also one of the first news service in Armenia to adopt social media and establish pages in Facebook and Twitter.[17] PanARMENIAN.Net’s content policy on social media channels has been noted as a good practice a number of times, since it was tailored for the specific audience of social media users.[18] The Facebook page audience is notably different from the website's partly due to its language limitation (Armenian only), special way of posting content and social-media first policy [19] resulting in publishing all breaking news on the page first.

Awards and recognition

  • In April 2009, PanARMENIAN.Net recognized as best news agency covering European events. In the framework of Monitoring of European Events Coverage by Armenian Media project, PanARMENIAN.Net was for the second time praised as the agency providing best coverage of European events. Monitoring of five news agencies and five newspapers was conducted by European Integration NGO and the British Embassy in Yerevan.[20]
  • In May 2009 PanARMENIAN.Net News agency received Union Of Armenians Of Russia Award for providing true and impartial information in three languages.[21][22]
  • In 2011, PanARMENIAN.Net was awarded with the "Golden Key" award, for the media outlet most actively covering Freedom of Information issues.[23]
  • In July 2012, PAN Photo Agency received the award named after Yerevan Press Club founder, famous photojournalist Ruben Mangasaryan, for revealing new professional perspectives, at the annual 2012 Yerevan Press Club (YPC) awards ceremony.[24]


  • "12 Days of Fest de Cannes" photo album, 2011 [26]
  • “From disaster relief to risk reduction” – Photography workshops for children in Armenian regions was concluded in a photo stories book commissioned by UNDP, 2012[27]
  • "99" book dedicated to Armenian Genocide, 2014.[28] Contains all important facts about the 1915 events everyone needs to know.[29][30]

Notable Projects and Exhibitions

Former Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan at the PanARMENIAN Photo exhibition, June 2011
  • “The Armenian Highland in Photographs” Charity Auction organized together with UNICEF in Armenia and Honorary Consulate of Slovak Republic in Armenia, 2013
  • “Speaking in a loud voice” – training and networking of emerging photographers and journalists in Eastern Partnership Countries, with Sputnik Photos, 2013-2014
  • PANMAN editorial cartoon magazine funded by the “Alternative resources in media” project financed by the USAID.[31]
  • PANreport citizen journalism platform funded by UNESCO office in Moscow.[32]
  • 500 photos “experimental” exhibition, February 2011[33]
  • "Best photos of PAN Photo Agency 2009-2011" exhibition, June 2011
  • “12 Days in Cannes” photo exhibition, July 2011[34]
  • "12 Days of Fest de Cannes", August 2012 [35]
  • "Yerevan: a glimpse from the XXI century" photo exhibition organized together with the Ministry of Culture of Armenia inside Yerevan Metro stations, September 2013[36]
  • "#Morooq" - The bearded men project exhibition, April 2014 [37]
  • "The Face of Migration" photoexhibition curated by PAN Photo, September 2014


  1. ^ "Online Armenian Media: A Look into Statistics of PanARMENIAN.Net". 
  2. ^ "About PanARMENIAN Network". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Creative Commons: A Free and Alternative Method of Protecting Copyright on the Internet". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  4. ^ "PanARMENIAN.Net Stats". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  5. ^ "PanARMENIAN Photo on AP Images". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  6. ^ "PanARMENIAN Photo on AFP". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  7. ^ "Reuters, Slideshow of the week". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  8. ^ "PanARMENIAN Photo on VisualRian". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  9. ^ "Prince Charles visits Armenia photo preview". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  10. ^ "Obama Marks Genocide Without Saying the Word". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  11. ^ "Armenia: Rally Balloons Explode". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  12. ^ "Scores remain hospitalized after Armenian rally explosion". CNN. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  13. ^ "What we all get wrong about Armenia, Turkey and genocide". Al Jazeera America. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  14. ^ "Libération: La semaine en images". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  15. ^ "Anti-government rally draws 10,000 in Armenia". Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  16. ^ "Tigran Hamasyan, the pianist giving jazz an Armenian twist". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  17. ^ "It's time to update Twitter". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  18. ^ "Twitter for News Agencies: Enjoy It While You Can". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  19. ^ "PanARMENIAN.Net Facebook page terms". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  20. ^ "PanARMENIAN.Net recognized best news agency covering European events". PanARMENIAN.Net. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  21. ^ "PanARMENIAN.Net News Agency Receives UAR Award". PanARMENIAN.Net. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  22. ^ "PanARMENIAN.Net News Agency Receives Union of Armenians of Russia Award". Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  23. ^ "FOI ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY 2011". Freedom of Information Center. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  24. ^ "2012 Yerevan Press Club Awards". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  25. ^ "Freedom of Speech Day 2013". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  26. ^ "12 օր Կաննում". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  27. ^ "From disaster relief to risk reduction". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  28. ^ "99". PanARMENIAN.Net. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  29. ^ "99 book PDF download". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  30. ^ 99". բացառիկ ֆոտո-պատմություններ Ցեղասպանության մասին` ականատեսների աչքերով""". Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  31. ^ "PanARMENIAN.Net Cartoons". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  32. ^ "PAN Report on PanARMENIAN.Net". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  33. ^ "Էքսպերիմենտալ ցուցահանդես". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  34. ^ "12 օր Կաննում". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  35. ^ "12 Days of Fest de Cannes". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  36. ^ "Photo Exhibition Yerevan: a glimpse from the XXI century". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  37. ^ "Beards by Vahan Stepanyan and Armen Galyan". Retrieved 2014-09-29. 

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