During the 2023 Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) Annual Advocacy Week in November, international guest of honor Lindsey Snell met with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to expose Azerbaijan’s aggressive rhetoric against the Republic or Armenia and absurd ‘Western Azerbaijan’ propaganda.
Snell who was honored with the organization’s Ben Bagdikian Media award at the 2023 ANC-AU Advocacy Events in Sydney and Melbourne, met with Geoff Bowan, Assistant Secretary for the Eastern and South-East Europe Branch of the Foreign Affairs ministry along with several of his departmental colleagues.
Throughout the meeting Snell presented unseen video footage and interviews filmed during her recent visit to Armenia highlighting the devastating consequences of the September 2023 premeditated attacks against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).
In addition, Snell presented videos from Azerbaijani state media outlets exposing the regimes Armenophobic rhetoric and openly broadcasted territorial ambitions on the sovereign borders of the Republic of Armenia.
Snell said the footage presented was “shocking” to Australian parliamentarians and department officials and would create even more concern amongst the general Australian public if revealed by mainstream media outlets and journalists.
At the 2023 Advocacy Weeks events in Australia Snell said, “I make a commitment to the truth, I commit to continuing to film, to write, to raise awareness and to follow Azerbaijan’s rhetoric.”
Armenian National Committee of Australia Executive Director Michael Kolokossian said, “Azerbaijan may be able to hide its territorial ambitions and Armenophobic rhetoric on the global stage, however thanks to the work of Snell who continues to vigorously monitor Azerbaijani state media outlets the evidence of their shameful aggression and hatred will be exposed and it is our job to ensure it is appropriately denounced.”