Archive for the ‘Liberia’ Category
I wish I was in Bukavu today, where I’ve met so many strong, amazing women fighting against not only the horrors (rape) we often hear about but against gender-based discrimination and violence, and fighting for a new way of imagining women in the world — with their own voices, strongly and clearly sharing their own [...]
Someone asked me recently how I thought Africans were responding to the Kony2012 video, since I am in Liberia. I was at a loss for explaining how invisible Kony still is in Liberia, despite the global viral whatnot. There’s a clamor to get Kony captured to stand trial; this is a country still waiting to [...]
Here’s what we seem to know at around 10:45 eastern time this morning: Al Jazeera (AJE) is reporting three people dead, based on their correspondent’s eyewitness of bodies. AP is reporting “at least one” dead. AFP is reporting that one woman was hit by police on the head with a baton but that “it’s unclear whether [...]
Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, two eminent photographers and journalists, were killed yesterday in Libya. I’d learned about Tim’s work from Glenna Gordon, whose talent and practice has been heavily influenced by Tim’s own. Glenna pays moving tribute to Tim’s work here. And on the Lens Blog at the New York Times, former West Africa [...]
Probably everyone here already knows photojournalist extraordinare Glenna Gordon, but just in case you’re under a rock or otherwise prone to miss this — check out her recent photo series, commissioned by UNHCR. Incredible.