Darfur, Genocide, and the Media
A panel discussion featuring Ken Silverstein, LA Times, Brian Steidle, former AU observer, Mohamed Yahya, Damanga, and Darren Kemp, BBC documentary filmmaker.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Room 100, Moore Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Darfur Action Committee and a host of co-sponsors present this examination of the relationship between genocide and the media, using the current crisis in Darfur as a case study.
- Ken Silverstein, LA Times investigative journalist who recently wrote a front page expose on the situation in Sudan.
- Brian Steidle, former US Marine and African Union Observer; the 28-year-old witnessed the systematic destruction of villages in south Darfur in late 2004. He documented what he saw in photographs which will be on display prior to this event.
- Mohamed Yahya, Executive Director of Damanga, a coalition that advocates for the human rights of the people of Darfur. He is a Darfurian exile.
- Darren Kemp, BBC documentary filmmaker of the Peabody Award winning "The New Killing Fields."
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 6 for $8.
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Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA Darfur Action Committee, Armenian Student Association, Bruin Democrats