June 24, 2009 - 20:02 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net
- Interactive online exhibition on front-page coverage of the Armenian genocide
at the official web-site of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. It displays although valuable but only a modest part of such publications thus is open for new material submissions. Cover pages of 39 English, Russian, French, Italian and American magazines and journals are presented for the first time in the framework of the unified exhibition.
Armenian genocide has always been in the spotlight of Armenian as well as foreign media. The role of global media coverage is vital in the sense that it touches upon numerous issues concerning Armenian genocide. Especially notable are English, Russian, French and American coverage and publications on issues pertaining Hamidian massacres, Adana atrocities and of course, the Genocide of 1915-1922.
Cover pages of Italian "Il Secolo Illustrato" magazine issued in 1895, French "Le Musee De Sires" of 1896, California-based "Oakland Tribune" of 1909, issues of National Geographic magazine of 1915-1919, as well as one of the recent issues of Brasilian "Leituras da Historia" can be seen on the web-site.
Publications with particular photos are predominantly remarkable for they convey valuable information about genocide as a phenomenon, its process and consequences. Foreign media publications condemning the violence of Ottoman power against Armenians serve as an indirect evidence of the fact that the Turkish atrocities were indeed genocide committed against Armenians.
The online exhibition on front-page coverage of the Armenian genocide by the foreign media is presented first time. The coverage of the issue began appearing in the beginning of the 19th century and continues finding its place in the modern day media publications.
These publications evidence the world wide response on Armenian genocide issue confirming its actuality, importance and awareness among international community.