Journalists posthumously honoured for exposing Ukrainian famine

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Two journalists have been posthumously honoured by the Ukraine government for exposing the 1932-33 Ukrainian famine caused by Stalin which led to millions of deaths, reports BBC News Wales.

Millions of Ukrainians starved to death and news of the tragedy was suppressed until Gareth Jones and Malcom Muggeridge wrote about it.

Both were given the nation’s Order of Merit at Westminster in a special commemoration ceremony in London on Saturday, the awards bestowed upon them by the Ambassador of Ukraine, Dr Ihor Kharchenko, on behalf of the President of Ukraine.

The niece of Gareth Jones, Dr Margaret Siriol Colley, has written a book of her uncle’s life.

Jones– who wrote for The Western Mail, The Times and The Manchester Guardian – had his journalistic career was cut short when he was murdered by bandits in Inner Mongolia in 1935.

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