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Introduction: Representations of the Armenian Genocide in the Mass Media

  • Joceline Chabot
  • Richard Godin
  • Stefanie Kappler
  • Sylvia Kasparian
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)

Abstract

In 1915, one of the first genocides in contemporary history was witnessed by representatives of powerful countries such as the United States of America, Italy, Germany, and Russia. Between April 15, 1915 and November 1916, at least 1.5 million Armenians were massacred on Turkish territory, as ordered by the government. When this news was made public in international newspapers, it was already too late to intervene. The Armenian population of Turkey was in the process of being exterminated. The process was put in place in March 1915 by order of the Turkish government itself, headed by the Young Turk Revolution Party and its main leaders Ismail Enver Pasha and Mehmed Talaat Pasha.

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Mass Medium Military Tribunal Mass Violence Sociopolitical Context Contemporary History 
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  • Joceline Chabot
  • Richard Godin
  • Stefanie Kappler
  • Sylvia Kasparian

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