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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Bringing Stories of Atrocity to the World
Date Wednesday April 08
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Geballe Room, The Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of Berkeley
Event Type Panel Discussion
Journalists from Africa will discuss the critical need to bring Africa's evolving story of atrocities and justice to the world at large. They will provide first-hand accounts of the impact on families of the terror campaign waged by the Lord's Resistance Army rebels in northern Uganda, and the devastating consequences of the sexual violence against women by all sides in the conflicts in eastern DRC.

Jack Kahorha is a veteran print and radio journalist based in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He speaks French, English, Swahili, and Lingala, and has won awards and recognition for his work from the BBC.

Bill Oketch is a print and radio journalist based Lira, northern Uganda. He has been deeply affected by the conflict, having lost two brothers to attacks by the LRA.

Muadi Mukenge is the Global Fund for Women’s Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa and oversees grant-making for that region.

Cassandra Herrman is a producer and cinematographer based in Berkeley, California. For the PBS series FRONTLINE/World, Ms. Herrman has photographed and produced numerous documentaries.

Moderator: Peter Eichstaedt is Africa editor for IWPR. His most recent book "First Kill your Family" was published in February. He spent nearly two years in Uganda, Southern Sudan and the Democratic republic of Congo chasing the notorious Lords Resistance Army, cataloguing their crimes - murder, rape, recruiting child soldiers - in this largely forgotten conflict.

This panel is part of a two day symposium sponsored by The Human Rights Center at Berkeley and The MacArthur Foundation.
Added to the calendar on Saturday Mar 28th, 2009 9:10 AM

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