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"Radio Okapi Kindu" : the true story of "the anti fake news" in eastern DRC


In her new book "Radio Okapi Kindu", Jennifer Bakody tells the story of her work with the Radio Okapi team in Kindu in 2004, at a crucial time in Congolese history just before the country’s first democratic elections. A powerful true story of journalists committed to delivering reliable news that makes a difference in the lives of a population confronted with multiple crises.

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JusticeInfo.net: Extradited genocide suspects say Rwanda undermining their defence

21-09-2016 Hits:782 News Valentin Mignot - avatar Valentin Mignot

Several genocide suspects have been extradited to Rwanda by third countries or the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which closed its doors at the end of 2015. Most of them accuse the Rwandan government of denying them adequate means for their defence. The Justice Ministry, which oversees legal aid, denies the accusation. The first accused person to be sent to Rwanda by the ICTR was Pentecostal pastor Jean Uwinkindi, who was transferred in April 2012. The ICTR judges approved his transfer after receiving assurances from Rwanda that the accused would get a fair trial there. When he arrived in Kigali...

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JusticeInfo.net : ICC Prosecutor puts sexual crimes at heart of Ongwen trial

09-09-2016 Hits:742 News Heinzmann - avatar Heinzmann

  Crimes of sexual violence will be a big focus in the upcoming trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC), although they were not part of the initial case. These sexual and gender-based crimes, considered to be war crimes and/or crimes against humanity, figure large in the Prosecutor’s pre-trial brief, issued on September 6, three months before the scheduled start of trial. Forced marriage, rape, torture, beating and other abuses were the daily lot of women in the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), especially in the Sinia brigade which was under Ongwen’s...

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JusticeInfo.net : Israel forced to cooperate with the International Criminal Court

08-09-2016 Hits:901 News Heinzmann - avatar Heinzmann

  A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to visit Israel soon, at the request of Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. This is a first in relations between Israel – which is not an ICC member State – and the Court. But the expectations of Israelis and Palestinians differ sharply with regard to these visitors, whose precise mandate and itinerary have not been specified. After becoming a non-member State of the United Nations at the end of 2012, Palestine ratified the ICC Statutes and was admitted as the 123rd States Party (member) of the Court in April 2015. It was at...

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JusticeInfo.net : Santos confident Colombians will say 'yes' to peace

06-09-2016 Hits:795 News Heinzmann - avatar Heinzmann

  Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says he is certain his government's peace deal with FARC rebels will be approved in an October 2 referendum because "an imperfect peace is always preferable to a perfect war." "The 'no' won't win. The 'yes' camp will win. I'm completely sure of that and I am not worried about what some call Plan B. I'm absolutely convinced," he said in an interview with AFP on Monday. Santos said he had not been obliged to put the agreement ending the 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, to a referendum. "But a referendum is...

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