The LRA’s Child Victims
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In a Newsweek photo spread, Joe Bavier and Marcus Bleasdale tell the tales of child victims left behind in the Lord’s Resistance Army’s campaign of terror in central Africa.
In part one of a two-part video series for VII Magazine, Bleasdale shares the story of one former child soldier abducted by Joseph Kony’s forces. The second part will look at young girls who are raped and made the wives of soldiers.
Bleasdale also discusses rape as a weapon of war and solutions to eliminate this threat in the Congo on Al Jazeera English’s “Riz Khan.”
Moldova: David Rochkind reports for Global Health Magazine on how Moldova’s hospitals lack funding to prevent the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
French Guiana: For CBC Radio, Damon Tabor talks about illegal gold mining activity in French Guiana’s jungles, where police from France are trying to put an end to the practice.
Malaysia: James Whitlow Delano examines the Batek people’s struggle as oil palm plantations take over their homelands in Malaysia and threaten their traditional way of life.
United Arab Emirates: In a guest post, Kristian Alexander of Zayed University in Abu Dhabi explains how the U.A.E.’s economic prosperity has helped to distance the country from the popular dissatisfaction gripping the Middle East and North Africa.
Egypt: Pulitzer Center staff members Peter Sawyer and Stephen Hobbs interview Richard Ottaway, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee in the UK Parliament and population expert, on the need for family planning in Egypt to curb poverty, gender inequality and environmental degradation.
Rebecca Hamilton on Sudan
On February 14 and 15, Pulitzer Center journalist Rebecca Hamilton visited seven middle and high schools in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. to discuss her recent reporting on the southern Sudan referendum.
Video Available: Missed Hamilton’s visit to The George Washington University on February 17? Watch the panel discussion on the challenges facing a two-state Sudan with Hamilton, United States Institute of Peace’s John Temin and Cameron Hudson, from the State Deparatment Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan.
Listen to Hamilton discuss her new book, Fighting for Darfur, on ‘How We Got Here,’ PRI the World’s history podcast.
Jason Motlagh Visits Stanford University
On February 9, Pulitzer Center journalist Jason Motlagh visited Stanford University to speak with students about working as a foreign correspondent in today’s media environment.
The Love Story Behind Oscar-Nominee ‘Sun Come Up’
NPR interviews Pulitzer Center journalists Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger on how they fell in love while filming their Oscar-nominated documentary on climate change in the Carteret Islands, Sun Come Up.
Sudan After the Vote: Challenges and Opportunities for a Two-State Solution
If you live St. Louis:
Room 149 McMillan Hall
St. Louis, MO
Join Rebecca Hamilton, a special correspondent for The Washington Post and author of Fighting for Darfur, and award-winning filmmaker Jen Marlowe, director of Rebuilding Hope, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities facing a two–state Sudan. Their reporting on Sudan has been supported by the Pulitzer Center.Presented by the Pulitzer Center and International and Area Studies at Washington University.
If you live in Kent, Ohio:
Thursday, March 16 – Time TBA
First Energy Auditorium, 340, Franklin Hall
Kent State University
Presented by the Pulitzer Center and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University.
Featuring Rebecca Hamilton only
If you live in New York:
School of International and Public Affairs
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY
This event is co-presented by The Center for International Conflict Resolution
Featuring Rebecca Hamilton – Jon Sawyer will also speak at this event.
D.C. Environmental Film Festival Screening of Films on Global Water Crisis
The Pulitzer Center presents films on water and population to mark World Water Day.
Monday, March 21 – 6:00 p.m.
Carnegie Institution for Science
Elihu Root Auditorium
1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)
Discussion with Katherine Bliss, Director of the Global Water Policy Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and filmmakers Stephen Sapienza, Rhett Turner, Jonathan Wickham and Fred de Sam Lazaro follows screening. Moderated by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer. Free event followed by reception.
Friday, March 25 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
AED Globe Theater
1927 Florida Ave., NW
The D.C. Environmental Film Festival also will be showing Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger’s Oscar-nominated short documentary, Sun Come Up. It tells the story of some of the world’s first climate change refugees, who are forced to find a new home due to rising sea levels and more intense storms.
A brief discussion with Redfearn will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Poet Kwame Dawes to Speak at Knox College
Kwame Dawes delivers lectures as part of the Knox College English Department’s spring events series.
Wednesday, March 23 and Friday, March 25 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bologna, Italy: Reception for Photo Exhibition of Malaysia Logging/Palm Oil Project
Wednesday, March 9 – Saturday, March 12 – 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The photography of Pulitzer Center grantee James Whitlow Delano will be shown at the Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna, Italy. His project, Little People: How “Green” Bio-Fuel is Destroying the Malaysian Rainforest, Disrupting Lives, examines the impact of logging and palm oil plantations on Malaysia’s rainforests–and the indigenous peoples who call the disappearing jungle home.
The exhibition is part of the Green Social Festival. There will be an opening reception on March 9 between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., which Delano will attend.
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