Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Genocide Revisited

NBC's Ann Curry deserves a standing ovation for making the difficult journey to the border between Sudan and Chad to report on the massacres that have killed up to 400,000 men, women and children in the Darfur region. On the NBC Nightly News last night and again this morning on the Today Show, Curry told the story of Jamaya, a young woman who walked barefoot 40 miles to a refugee camp after Arab militias called Janjaweed stormed her village threatening to kill all the men. Jamaya has not seen her husband since the raid. In addition to the print and broadcast versions of this story, the Nightly News Web package includes Curry's photo journal from the refugee camps, her personal commentary and a list of ways that viewers can help alleviate the crisis.
Curry traveled to Africa with Nicholas D. Kristof of the New York Times, whose well-reported columns have served as the media's conscience on Darfur, which may well be the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation. I wish the Times Web site wasn't charging people to read his Darfur columns because what he is writing is so important.



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