FIRST ACADEMIC WORK ON GARETH JONES

21.06.13


In the early 1930s Welsh journalist, Gareth Jones, was one of the first journalists in the Western World to expose the shocking details of the Holodomor, the Soviet Government-induced famine which killed millions of Ukrainians.  He was also one of the first journalists to travel into the villages of Ukraine and talk to the people who were starving, reporting eyewitness accounts, but his reports were attacked and denigrated by the Soviet Government and its sympathisers such as Walter Duranty of the New York Times.

Welsh Academic Press has now published the first academic study of Gareth Jones, Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor. Last night American author Raymond Gamache gave an in-depth talk about his book and the ethics of journalism during a launch event at the Central Office of the AUGB in Notting Hill.

A selection of photos have been posted on our Facebook page.

See also Western Mail: "Crusading Welsh Journalist's work to be used as evidence of Soviet genocide"

Interest in Gareth Jones is growing. George Carey's documentary on Jones, Hitler, Stalin and Mr Jones was shown as part of BBC 4's Storyville series in July 2012 and Wynford Jones is currently working on a new one-hour TV documentary about Gareth Jones for S4C, Channel Four Wales, to be presented by Guto Harri, Director of Communications at News International and former BBC Chief Political Correspondent. The Reform Club in Pall Mall is currently hosting a small exhibition commemorating the life of Gareth Jones, open to the general public on Friday afternoons until 6th September.

 

 



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