Plaque Honouring Welsh Journalist, Gareth Jones' Exposure of the Holodomor, Unveiled At University of Wales on 2nd May 2006.
On Tuesday, 2 May 2006, a historical plaque honouring the Welsh
journalist, Gareth R V Jones, was 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
Following the Memorial Service in the University Chapel, with remarks by Lord Elystan Morgan [CLICK HERE], president of the University, and speeches by Ihor Kharchenko, Ukrainian Ambassador to London [CLICK HERE]; Professor Lubomyr Luciuk, on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian community; Dr Margaret Siriol Colley [CLICK HERE] and Nigel Linsan Colley [CLICK HERE], relatives of the late Gareth Jones, the trilingual (Welsh, English, Ukrainian) plaque was unveiled in The Quadrangle of the Old College.
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 was the first-ever
historical marker including not only the English and Welsh languages but
Ukrainian as well.
Transcripts of Speeches
Lord Elystan Morgan [CLICK HERE]
Ihor Kharchenko; Ukrainian Ambassador to London [CLICK HERE]
Dr Margaret Siriol Colley [CLICK HERE]
Nigel Linsan Colley [CLICK HERE]
For Some of the Known Links and Transcriptions of Media Coverage from the Event:
BBC News Online - 2nd May 2006 - 'Unsung hero' reporter remembered CLICK HERE
News Wales - 2nd May 2006 - Welsh journalist who exposed horrors of Stalin CLICK HERE
The London Times - 2nd May, page 4 - News - Memorial to Famine Reporter. CLICK HERE (full page) - CLICK HERE (for detail).
The Western Mail - 3rd May 2006, page 20 Wednesday Comment; Gareth Jones & Stalin's Genocide. CLICK HERE
S4C TV - Wedi7 - 7pm - 2nd May 2006. CLICK HERE to view online (article is at end of programme) .Thanks again to Alun and crew!
BBC World Ukrainian Service - 2nd May 2006. Вшанування журналіста, який писав правду про Голодомор CLICK HERE .
Maidan.org.ua 28th April 2006 (Lubomyr Luciuk's account of Gareth Jones) Любомир Луцюк: Вшануймо правду, пам'ятаймо Ґарета Джонса CLICK HERE
Maiden.org.ua - Відкрито пам'ятну дошку валійцеві, якого вбили за Голодомор by Liubomyr Krupnyc'kiy (The historical plaque honouring the Welsh journalist, killed by NKVD, was unveiled at The University of Wales). CLICK HERE
Nottingham Evening Post - Sat 29th April - Page 4 - Tribute to Man Who Knew Too Much - CLICK HERE
The Ukrainian Weekly, No. 18, 2006 - Sunday 30th April - Commentary - Remembering Gareth Jones in Wales by Lubomyr Luciuk. CLICK HERE
BBC Radio 5 Live 'Up All Night' Russian Slot - 3.05am Wednesday 3rd May.
Barry & District News - 6th May 2006 - "Unsung Hero" CLICK HERE.
Thanks to all who everyone who helped publicise / report and thereby making the event so successful...
For Photos (currently received) of the Event, Click on Thumbnails for Greater Detail:
|Prof Lubomyr Luciuk & Nigel Colley|
Lubomyr Luciuk, Siriol Colley,
Nigel Colley & Ihor Kharchenko,
Ukrainian Ambassador to London.
|Siriol & Nigel Colley with the Ambassador.|
|Lord Elystan Morgan|
|The Old College||Nigel Linsan Colley|
|Siriol Colley Speaking|
|Professor Noel Lloyd, Vice Chancellor & Nigel Colley|
|Blessing of the Plaque||Siriol Interviewed on the BBC World Service||The Quadrangle of the Old College|
For Original Press Release - CLICK HERE
For further information please contact UCCLA at www.uccla.ca or
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: aid '@' aber.ac.uk
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