There was a famous case during World War I when the US ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau, started reporting his conclusion that Armenians were the subject of genocide by the Turks.
"It appears that a campaign of race extermination is in progress under a pretext of reprisal against rebellion," he wrote to the State Department.
His cables to Washington did not have much effect so he began to talk to the New York Times and other papers.
The modern equivalent might be to set up a personal website and talk directly to the world instead of to journalists. (emphasis mine)
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