relief by Oleh Lesiuk]
Plaque Honouring Welsh Journalist, Gareth Jones, To Be
Unveiled At University of Wales
On Tuesday, 2 May 2006, a historical plaque honouring the Welsh
journalist, Gareth R V Jones, will be unveiled at The University of Wales,
Aberystwyth. Jones was one of the first Western journalists to travel to, and
report truthfully on, the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine, the
Holodomor. For that he was denounced by the Soviet authorities and by their
sympathizers in the West, including the notorious New York Times correspondent,
Walter Duranty, who would go on to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his
supposedly objective reporting on events in the Soviet Union. Jones was later
murdered by Chinese bandits in Manchukuo, in August 1935. For more on Jones go
Following a Memorial Service in the University Chapel, with remarks by Lord
Elystan Morgan, president of the University, the trilingual (Welsh, English,
Ukrainian) plaque will be unveiled in The Quadrangle of the Old College by Dr
Margaret Colley and Nigel Linsan Colley, relatives of the late Gareth Jones.
Organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation, with the support
of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Churches of Great Britain,
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, the Association
of Ukrainians in Great Britain, the Ukrainian American Civil Liberties
Association, and other donors, the bronze plaque is adorned with a bas relief of
Gareth Jones, prepared by Toronto sculptor, Oleh Lesiuk. This is the first-ever
historical marker including not only the English and Welsh languages but
Ukrainian as well.
The event is open to the public.
For further information please contact UCCLA at
Arthur Dafis, Y Wasg a Chysylltiadau
Cyhoeddus / Press and Public Relations.
Prifysgol Cymru Aberystwyth / The University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Ffôn / Tel 01970 62 17 63
Symudol / Mobile 07841 979 452
E-bost / E-mail email@example.com
Y We / Web www.aber.ac.uk/aberonline