This is the first academic study of
Gareth Jones, now recognized as one of the first journalists to reveal the
horror of the Holodomor, the Soviet Government-induced famine in the early
1930s, which killed millions of Ukrainians.
Of interest to students of journalism,
eastern-European history and political studies this book provides a
fascinating insight about one of the most devastating events of the
twentieth century and the social, economic and political factors that
contributed to the famine.
Traveling as a foreign affairs adviser to David Lloyd George and Ivy Lee,
two of the most influential people at that time, the Aberystwyth and
Cambridge-educated Jones, a fluent Russian-speaker, investigated reports,
denied by the Soviet Government, that their Five-Year Plan had led to
mass starvation by visiting the affected region and the Ukrainian people.
His numerous articles published in the UK (Evening Standard, Daily Express
and Western Mail) as well as those written about him in the USA (New York
Evening Post and Chicago Daily News) exposed the Holodomor, but Jones's
credibility and integrity were immediately attacked and denigrated by the
Soviet Government and its sympathizers within the journalistic profession
such as Walter Duranty of the New York Times.
is an Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Department of Mass
Communications at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Ukrainian & Russian History
Soviet History & Politics
Journalism & Communication Studies
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in paperback @ £19.99 (July 2016)
London Book Launch / Public Lecture
of Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Thursday 20th June at the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain,
Shevchenko Library & Archive, 49 Linden Gardens, London,
W2 4HG from 6.30pm.
To view a PDF transcript of Dr Ray Gamache's presentation entitled; "Ethical
Dimensions of Famine Reporting: Gareth Jones and the ‘Journalism of
Attachment’’" then please
from the London Book Launch at the AUGB
Ray Gamache with Ashley Drake
(Publisher) & Helen Drake from the Welsh Academic Press.
Dr Ray Gamache delivering
his presentation on the journalistic ethics of reporting a famine.
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Fedir Kurlak, Chief
Executive of the AUGB with Ashley Drake, Ray Gamache & Nigel Colley
Ray Gamache with his sister
Aileen (pictured left) and wife Jane (right).
Taras Melnyk (right) from
the Rochdale AUGB, whose Borough Council first recognised the
Holodomor as a genocide in 2008.
June 18th 2013
Cardiff Book Launch / Public Lectureof Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Tuesday 18th June at the Norwegian Church
Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay, from 6-7.30pm.
Dr Ray Gamache with host, Mick Antoniw, AM at the Cardiff book launch (Click on thumbnail above for higher resolution).
For a full
page article in The Western Mail, by Chief Reporter, Martin Shipman
entitled: 'Welsh journalist hailed one of greatest 'eyewitnesses
of truth' for exposing '30s Soviet famine' & published on 20th
June, then Please
June 17th 2013
Aberystwyth Book Launch / Public
Lectureof Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Monday 17th June at the Arts Centre Cinema, Aberystwyth
University (Penglais Campus)
Welsh TV Coverage
Gamache's presentation at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre
To view S4C presenter Rhodri Davies' Welsh TV coverage on their daily magazine programme 'Heno'
(Tonight) broadcasted on Tues 18th June, of Ray Gamache's new book launch, then please
CLICK HERE [N.B. For a
transcribed English translation of the TV piece, then please
Ray Gamache at the
Gareth Jones Tri-lingual Memorial Plaque at the Old College,
Aberystwyth, pictured with Prof. Aled Jones, Senior Pro
Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University/designate Chief
Executive and Librarian of the National Library of Wales and Nigel
Colley. [Click on thumbnails for larger photos.]