Monday, December 01, 2008

New CNN Special on People who Spoke Out Against Genocide

Try to make time to watch this Christiane Amanpour CNN special:

Scream Bloody Murder

From the CNN website:

# Story Highlights
# December marks the 60th anniversary of the U.N.'s Genocide Convention
# A few strong voices have since tried to focus the world's attention on genocide
# Each time they were shunned, ignored or told it was someone else's problem
# CNN's Christiane Amanpour traveled to the world's killing fields to understand why

I am very glad to see a major US news outlet tackling this issue head on.


Anonymous said...

kirk, if you didn't watch this you really must, it's a documentary called whose is this song. the quality of the images is not good but still it's worth making the effort.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this tip, I've also put it on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Arrrrrgggggghhhhhh! I don't have cable.

Kirk Johnson said...

Anonymous--go to the website--at least one segment on Bosnia is available through a clip at the page for this special.

Anonymous said...

CNN has special edition for Srebrenica genocide, take a look at this link:


Anonymous said...

Kirk, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Genocide Convention I decided to follow up the letter I sent to the Dutch Ambassador in London, about the Nuhanovic/Mustafic court case and specifically asking "do you believe that on 12-13 July 1995 Bosniak civilian refugees from Srebrenica were ordered by Dutch officers to leave the precincts of the base at Potocari?"

The Ambassador's "Press, Culture and Public Diplomacy(!)" person replied that they'd sent the letter on to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which of course has not replied.

If anyone else among your visitors sent letters at the time to their local Dutch diplomatic, maybe they could follow up today as well, just to make sure that the Dutch diplomats don't spend the entire day celebrating their worthiness in signing the Convention without stopping for a moment to remember that commitments are meant to have substance.

Tomorrow is of course the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so it wouldn't go amiss to remind the Dutch state's representatives what acknowledging the importance of the right to life means as well.