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News :: Human Rights : International : Media : Politics
Genocide IS News: Ask the Networks Why We Can't See It
18 Jul 2005
Genocide is the ultimate crime against humanity. And a government-backed genocide is unfolding in the Darfur region of the Sudan. As the horror in Darfur continues, our major television news networks are largely missing in action.
Genocide is the ultimate crime against humanity. And a government-backed genocide is unfolding in the Darfur region of the Sudan. As the horror in Darfur continues, our major television news networks are largely missing in action.

http://www.BeAWitness.org

During June 2005, CNN, FOXNews, NBC/MSNBC, ABC, and CBS ran 50 times as many stories about Michael Jackson and 12 times as many stories about Tom Cruise as they did about the genocide in Darfur.

Whether it is coverage of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, the Ethiopian famine in the 1980s, or recent coverage of the tsunami, television news can help stop grave injustices and end human suffering. Increased television coverage of the genocide in Darfur has the power to spur the action required to stop a devastating crime against humanity.

Genocide in Darfur is happening right before our eyes. Ask our networks why we can't see it.

http://www.BeAWitness.org

At BeAWitness.org, you can contact the news media directly and "be a witness" for genocide in Darfur. You can also learn more about the conflict and read about ways you can help bring peace to this region of the world.

BeAWitness.org is sponsored by the Genocide Intervention Fund and the American Progress Action Fund. GIF <http://www.genocideinterventionfund.org/>; aims to increase public awareness about genocide and support organizations, initiatives and government policies designed to help prevent and stop genocide. Currently, the GIF is raising funds to support African Union peacekeepers in Darfur. APAF <http://americanprogressaction.org/>; is a nonpartisan organization. With innovative online campaigns, APAF seeks to provide a forum to advance progressive ideas and policies.
See also:
http://www.genocideinterventionfund.org/

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