OUR MISSION

To make Zartonk your home for all things Armenian.

Zartonk Media is an independent, Armenian media company, powered by innovative technology that scales quality, answering the always-changing needs of modern Armenian audiences.

Our dedication and drive, paired with your support, make Zartonk a keystone of modern Armenian media, which has allowed us to become the premier Armenian media platform.

Founded in 2019 by Van Der Megerdichian and Zaven Kouroghlian, Zartonk, through multimedia productions, aims to create an arena and culture of debate and discourse that not only accurately represents the Armenian reality, but directly contributes to its development.

As an industry disruptor, Zartonk is dedicated to getting the future right. Our networks shed light on the most recent happenings relevant to Armenians across both the homeland and the diaspora. In addition, we look to ignite conversations and influence culture through journalism, storytelling, and commentary on current events, history, and the greater political reality the Armenian nation finds itself in.

-ZARTONK®

MANIFESTO, 2022 & BEYOND

In January of 2019, Zartonk Media launched based on this shared belief: The world needed smarter, more efficient coverage of Armenian-related topics. We pledged to put our audience first, always.

In this day and age, the erosion of trust and truth in news has become widespread. It will require extraordinary effort by us and others to correct.

In this spirit, we offer Zartonk’s commitment, a list of promises to our readers, listeners and viewers. We urge you to hold us accountable for living up to our obligations to you.

1. Every item will be written or produced by a real person with a real identity.

2. We take responsibility for all content that appears on our public platforms.

3. Every item will be written or produced to inform, analyze, and explain.

4. We will aim to save you time by delivering content in the most efficient and healthy way.

5. We will be transparent about how we make money and provide clear ways for you to tell us how we can better serve you. (Email us at info@zartonkmedia.com)

6. We will play no games with your data or privacy. We will be careful and transparent, and will provide clear, intuitive ways for you to know how your data is handled. Our policy can be found here.

7. We are committed to helping revive journalism, commentary, and storytelling.

8. We will always cover the topics of greatest consequence with clinical, critical and balanced eyes.

9. We believe high-quality journalism should not be an exclusive privilege. We will provide free access to the majority of our content.