Journalists from Ecuador, Tunisia, and Jordan convene in Geneva
The Media Empowerment on Human Rights workshop organized by Gmedia has brought 15 journalists from Ecuador, Tunisia, and Jordan to convene in Geneva for a week long workshop providing them access to human rights experts, NGOs, inter-governmental agencies, and permanent missions. The workshop presents the tools necessary for these journalists to report back to their national media outlets delivering critical information to civil society. Concurrently the UN Human Rights Council is holding the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and these journalists have had the opportunity to sit in on their respective country reviews allowing them immediate access to government reaction and recommendations as it unfolds.
Sahel Food Crisis 2012 - A Cyclical or Exceptional Crisis?
Rome - A new food and nutrition crisis is hitting the African Sahel, affecting the poorest African countries. A total of 18 million people between Burkina Faso, Camerron, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal are in urgent need for assistance to meet basic needs such as water, food, shelter, and healthcare.
Keo Nea looked so beautiful at her wedding, you almost wouldn't have noticed the month-old bullet wound on her arm. Still, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, Nea struggled to smile. Her face couldn't hide the pain.