SYDNEY—The Armenian National Committee of Australia has announced the official launch of a social media campaign, titled “#OnThisDay.”
This year-long campaign, dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, is designed to better educate the wider Australian public on the horrors of 1915 – 1923.
The Australian media was a world leader in reporting the massacre of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, which resulted in unprecedented coverage throughout all Australian newspapers of the day.
ANC Australia has compiled an extensive catalogue of these newspaper clippings from Australian archives, including from the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Argus and other notable publications of the day, and will be releasing them on a daily basis via ANC Australia’s Facebook page.
ANC Australia’s Executive Director, Vache Kahramanian said: “This is a ground-breaking initiative, one which ANC Australia has been working on for some time.”
“There is an incredible array of articles, which cover the horrors of the Armenian Genocide as well as the extensive humanitarian aid provided by Australia at the time,” Kahramanian added.
The #OnThisDay campaign, which is running in conjunction with the Armenian National Committee of America’s #GenocideDiary campaign, will result in an unprecedented amount of material being released from Australian and American newspaper archives.
ANC Australia has also been working on a publication titled “The Armenian Genocide… As Reported by the Australian Press: Volume 2,” which will be published by Armenia Media, Inc. later this year.
Follow ANC Australia’s Facebook page to get updates on this daily campaign via your Facebook news feed.