Exhibition on World Press Coverage of Armenian Genocide Hosted in Tehran

Author and historian Hayk Demoyan speaks at the opening of the exhibition in Tehran's Ararat Armenian cultural center


TEHRAN (ArmRadio)—An exhibition titled “Armenian Genocide: Front Page Coverage in the World Press” and the presentation of a book of the same the title was held in Tehran. The event was organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of the Armenian Diocese of Tehran.

The guest speaker of the event was historian Hayk Demoyan: the author of the book, director of the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute, and the Secretary of State Commission on coordination of the events dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

The exhibition, which opened on Nov. 14 at Tehran’s Ararat cultural center, included 60 images that tell the story of the Turkish crime against humanity and civilization, which has always been in the focus of world press.

Several examples from Persian press of the time were also included in the exhibition.

Images of international press coverage of the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1920 on display at the exhibition

A welcoming speech was also made by Armenush Arakelian, chairman of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of the Armenian Diocese of Tehran.

In his speech, Demoyan noted: “The capacity of the book and exhibition lies in the fact that we can simply show; without any additional commentary.” He added, “In our strategy we should take into account three auditoriums. First the international audience; along with the memory or history of any nation we should introduce the topic of genocide. The second audience is the Turkish one, and the third one is the Armenian; and we need to educate a competitive, mentally strong generation in the diaspora, Artsakh and Armenia”.

The event was attended by the Ambassador of Armenia to Iran and Embassy staff, Armenian representatives from the Iranian Parliament, representatives of national authorities, agencies, and associations, and representatives from Alik media.

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