Time Magazine Corrects Mistake

Time magazine Europe in a stunning development has decided to insert a video documentary about the Armenian Genocide in its February 12 issue. You may remember last year Time had distributed DVDs as an insert that denied the Armenian Genocide admittedly as a mistake, but which turned out to have been paid by the Turkish government controlled Turkish Chamber of Commerce, which had told Time at the time that the video was a promotional piece for tourism. Time subsequently apologized for the gaffe after being threatened with lawsuits by Armenian and human rights organizations throughout Europe.

Now Yerkir is reporting on Time’s attempt to rectify its own mistake by distributing the documentary about the Armenian Genocide.

The Feb. 12, 2007 issue of the European edition of Time magazine -available in newsstands throughout Europe as of Feb. 2nd — carries a full-page factual announcement on the Armenian Genocide, along with a complimentary DVD, in English and French, which contains a compelling 52-minute documentary on the Armenian Genocide by French director Laurence Jourdan.

The DVD also includes a 46-minute interview with Dr. Yves Ternon, a leading expert on the Armenian Genocide.

Both the DVD and the full-page ad were provided free of charge by Time
Europe (circulation 550,000) after realizing that its staff, without proper
review, had inserted in the June 6, 2005 issue of Time Europe a Turkish DVD as a paid advertisement under the guise of promoting tourism to Turkey.

The Turkish DVD, paid for by the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, was a deceitful attempt to spread malicious lies and denialist propaganda on the Armenian Genocide.

To correct this error, Time (Europe) published, in its October 17, 2005
issue, a critical page-long letter to the editor jointly signed by the
following five French organizations: Memoire 2000, the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF), Comite de Defense de la Cause Armenienne (CDCA) — ANC France, J’Accuse, and the Movement Against Racism and for Friendship Among Peoples (MRAP).

In an Editor’s note appended to the letter, Time apologized for disseminating the Turkish DVD. LINK

The Video can be seen at: http://video.google.de/videoplay?docid=-7199779511612239455&hl=de