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2011-01-07 10:42:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV and mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, are teaming up with George Clooney and the Satellite Sentinel Project - along with Not on Our Watch, the Enough Project, Google, the United Nations UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Trellon, LLC -- by calling on young people to help deter violence in Sudan, and send a loud message: "the world is watching." On January 9, 2011, southern...

2009-10-20 05:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sudan Radio Project, a monthly program that explores historic political, economic, and social issues in Sudan, begins its third season of broadcasts this month. Using Skype phones and contacts around the globe, the Sudan Radio Project provides the kind of in-depth coverage of the region and stories not covered by mainstream media. Formerly known as the Darfur Radio Project, the program, produced by students of Swarthmore College, focuses on...

2009-09-28 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Principals Meeting to review the Obama Administration's Sudan Policy, The Washington Post has published a devastating portrait of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, Major General Scott Gration, in action: Obama Administration Engages Sudanese Regime It Blasted, by Stephanie McCrummen. The Enough Project, Save Darfur Coalition, and Genocide Intervention Network released the following statement in reaction: "The quotes...

2009-07-30 08:55:00

Museum expresses concern for millions of civilians still at risk in Sudan WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced today the update of its Google Earth initiative, Crisis in Darfur, with U.S. Department of State data that shed new light on the extent of the genocide in Darfur. The new data show that more than 3300 villages have been damaged or destroyed in the Darfur region of Sudan, primarily between 2003 - 2005. This is more...

2009-06-19 09:06:00

Ruth Messinger: Members of administration must get on same page to effectively bring peace NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), long involved in the fight against the genocide in Darfur, expressed concern today that the Obama administration is sending contradictory signals in recognizing the magnitude of what has taken place and continues to occur on the ground in Darfur. "We believe that when conditions are as deplorable as they are, when...

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2009-06-05 12:25:00

U.S. actress and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has penned an essay for Time magazine, calling for more help for those suffering in war-torn Darfur. Usmagazine.com said the Oscar-winning mother of six points out in her article that millions of people have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have been killed in the region. She also emphasized nothing changed since she first visited Chad and met with refugees from Darfur in in 2004. Darfur has almost disappeared from the news, and...

2009-02-21 16:33:18

Actor George Clooney says he will lobby U.S. President Barack Obama to pick up the diplomatic pace to find a solution in Darfur. Clooney said when he meets with the U.S. head of state next week, he will ask Obama to assign a high-level diplomat with the authority to negotiate a peace treaty among the warring factions in the troubled Sudanese region, ExtraTV reported Friday. We want him (Obama) to appoint a high-level, full-time diplomat ... to work hard and negotiate for a peace treaty, said...


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