Monday, October 15, 2007

L.A. Times and Armenian Genocide Censorship

As the U.S. Congress moves to a vote by the full body on calling the Armenian genocide a genocide, Subversity takes a look back at how one mainstream paper has dealt -- rather poorly -- with the issue. In an encore edition, we talk with Mark Arax, a longtime journalist at the Los Angeles Times, whose story on the Armenian genocide was spiked by an editor. He subsequently left the paper after an out-of-court settlement. The editor also left, to work for the Wall Street Journal in Ankara.

The interview aired Monday, October 15, 2007 at 9 am on Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, California, webcasting via

We discuss why the censorship occurred and what happened. See coverage in the Armenian Weekly.

See also Robert Fisk, "A Reign of Terror which History has Chosen to Neglect," The Independent, 12 October, 2007.
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