The General Director of the Holodomor Museum was awarded the Gareth Jones Medal

10 December 2021

Olesya Stasiuk, Director General of the National Museum of the Holodomor Genocide, has been awarded the Gareth Jones Medal. It was announced today, December 10, during the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Human Rights: From Declaration to Promoting.”

The staff of the Museum and the Holodomor Research Institute sincerely congratulate Olesya Stasiuk on the prestigious award, which is a testament to her high professional standards, steady position in the search for and study of truth, and desire to bring to a society previously unknown pages of Ukraine’s tragic past. May the prestigious award serve as an impetus for even more significant achievements and breakthroughs in work and scientific research!

The Gareth Jones Medal is a non-state, special-status award, founded in 2019 by the Institute of Journalism of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, to honor and reward journalists, scientists, publishers, and philanthropists for their significant contributions to the Holodomor and mass man-made famines of 1921–1923 and 1946–1947 studies. The award is agreed by the Academic Council of Taras Shevchenko National University’s Institute of Journalism.

The award is named after British journalist Gareth Jones. The slogan of the award is “Truth and Honor.” As is known, in 1932-1933, when the Soviet Union was trying to hide the truth about the famine in the UkrSSR, Gareth Jones told the world about what was really happening in Ukraine. These are high standards of journalism and scientific work. And these are the standards that journalists and scientists who study the tragic pages of history must meet.

Leonid Muzhuk, a journalist and author of documentaries on the Holodomor in Ukraine, and a Taras Shevchenko State Prize laureate, and Viktor Nabrusko, a journalist and initiator of media events and radio broadcasts on the Holodomor and mass famines in Ukraine, were also awarded the Gareth Jones Medal in 2021.

Previously, American Holodomor researcher James Mace (posthumously), American journalist and screenwriter of Ukrainian descent Andrea Khalupa, screenwriter, co-producer of Gareth Jones’ film “The Price of Truth,” Doctor of History, Professor, Chairman of the Association of Holodomor Researchers, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, author of numerous scientific studies and publications on the Holodomor Volodymyr Serhiychuk, and other dignitaries.