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Author: Daron Christopher

Reflecting on Role of Local Media, as Congolese Journalist Gunned Down

Reflecting on Role of Local Media, as Congolese Journalist Gunned Down
Amid the militia fighting, struggle over resources, and mass displacement of civilians in eastern Congo, there are many heroes whose names we in the West rarely hear. They are the teachers, the nurses, aid workers, and advocates who work thanklessly for peace in the midst of communities that have been ravaged by violence. Among some of the bravest on the front lines of the conflict are those who write the headlines and read the radio dispatches: the Congolese journalists, many of whom display both moral and physical courage in shining a light on the atrocities and gross human rights violations ...
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Will China Step Up on Sudan?

Will China Step Up on Sudan?
Many human rights champions around the world have responded with anger at the news that China will be receiving Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir this week. The argument is that by hosting Bashir, a figure indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, China only reinforces Bashir’s sense that there are no consequences for his brutal actions against his own people. President Hu Jintao and other top government officials will personally meet with Bashir during his visit ...
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Enough Project, Woodrow Wilson Host Event on Conflict Mineral Certification

Enough Project, Woodrow Wilson Host Event on Conflict Mineral Certification
Representatives from government, industry, and civil society gathered at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars last week to participate in an Enough Project-hosted panel on the issue of conflict mineral certification in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
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South Sudan’s Identity, In A Song

South Sudan’s Identity, In A Song
Establishing a country requires more than just drawing lines on a map (obviously). As the international community prepares to welcome what will be the newest nation in the world, the citizens of South Sudan are formalizing their own distinct national identity, built upon a pride rooted in the long journey to independence. The soon-to-be Republic of South Sudan has released its national anthem - fittingly written by young people, who will be so critical to the country’s future ...
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‘When Stars Fall to Earth’ Novel Sheds Light on Human Toll of Darfur

‘When Stars Fall to Earth’ Novel Sheds Light on Human Toll of Darfur
For the thousands of activists around the world working to end genocide and crimes against humanity, their personal journey and commitment often began with what Enough Co-founder John Prendergast has called "the Enough Moment" - that instant in which a person can no longer be content to sit by while atrocities are taking place, even halfway around the world. For Rebecca Tinsley, the seeds of that moment were planted when she was a six-year old. Now, she has combined her passion for activism with her talents as a journalist to write the novel When the Stars Fall to Earth, a ...
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In Coup for International Justice, Two Genocide Suspects Arrested

In Coup for International Justice, Two Genocide Suspects Arrested
The campaign to end genocide and crimes against humanity around the world scored two major victories over the past week. Two fugitives sought for their roles in carrying out genocide were finally apprehended by authorities after years of pursuit ...
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Abyei Crisis Timeline

This multimedia timeline tracks developments on the ground in Abyei that have unfolded during the past several months, as talks at the political level between the two parties continued to yield no solution to the region’s status ...
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