Gareth Jones

1905 - 1935

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Gareth Richard Vaughan Jones (13 August 1905 – 12 August 1935) was a Welsh journalist who in March 1933 first reported in the Western world, without equivocation and under his own name, the existence of the Soviet famine of 1932–33, including the Holodomor.Jones had reported anonymously in The Times in 1931 on starvation in Soviet Ukraine and Southern Russia, and, after his third visit to the Soviet Union, issued a press release under his own name in Berlin on 29 March 1933 describing the widespread famine in detail. Reports by Malcolm Muggeridge, writing in 1933 as an anonymous correspondent, appeared contemporaneously in the Manchester Guardian; his first anonymous article specifying famine in the Soviet Union was published on 25 March 1933.After being banned from re-entering the Soviet Union, Jones was kidnapped and murdered in 1935 while investigating in Japanese-occupied Mongolia; his murder was likely by the Soviet secret police, the NKVD. Upon his death, former British prime minister David Lloyd George said, "He had a passion for finding out what was happening in foreign lands wherever there was trouble, and in pursuit of his investigations he shrank from no risk. ... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gareth Jones has received more than 35,418 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Gareth Jones is the 30th most popular journalist, the 1,676th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 3rd most popular British Journalist.

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Among journalists, Gareth Jones ranks 30 out of 129Before him are Alfred Eisenstaedt, Victor Noir, Aenne Burda, Steve McCurry, Eddie Adams, and Joe Rosenthal. After him are Edgar Snow, Christopher Hitchens, Margaret Bourke-White, Kevin Carter, Marie Colvin, and Edward R. Murrow.

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Among people born in 1905, Gareth Jones ranks 105Before him are Franjo Šeper, Franz König, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Nathan Homer Knorr, and Louis Harold Gray. After him are Edgar Snow, Dhyan Chand, Hiroshi Inagaki, Joseph Bonanno, Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, and Frits Philips. Among people deceased in 1935, Gareth Jones ranks 54Before him are Valerian Kuybyshev, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, René Crevel, Bernhard Schmidt, Juan Vicente Gómez, and James Henry Breasted. After him are Aleksandër Moisiu, Ruan Lingyu, Louis de Beaufront, Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Mack Swain, and Pavlos Kountouriotis.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Gareth Jones ranks 1,676 out of 6,924Before him are Martin Birch (1948), Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770), Frank Dicksee (1853), Robert Conquest (1917), James Faulkner (1948), and Arthur Percival (1887). After him are Israel Kirzner (1930), Charles Hatchett (1765), George Whitefield (1714), Chris Martin (1977), Anna Sewell (1820), and Perry Anderson (1938).

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Among journalists born in United Kingdom, Gareth Jones ranks 3Before him are W. T. Stead (1849) and Jeremy Clarkson (1960). After him are Christopher Hitchens (1949), William Wilson (1844), Malcolm Campbell (1885), George Rodger (1908), Martin Parr (1952), Murray Walker (1923), Malcolm Muggeridge (1903), Chris Bonington (1934), and Don McCullin (1935).