Control of news and information part of battle for Abidjan, RTI reportedly broadcasting from mobile truck

first_imgNews April 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Control of news and information part of battle for Abidjan, RTI reportedly broadcasting from mobile truck Photo : AFP Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Organisation Help by sharing this information October 29, 2020 Find out more Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election to go further RSF_en October 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports News November 27, 2020 Find out more 03.04.2011 – 12 noon – RTI reportedly broadcasting from mobile truckWhile yesterday’s resumption of broadcasting by state-owned Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) gave the impression that its headquarters had been recovered by forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, various local sources have told Reporters Without Borders that the Gbagbo camp could be broadcasting the RTI signal from an Abidjan house using a mobile broadcast truck. This is also what Capt. Kouakou Léon Alla, the spokesman of the government of Gbagbo rival Alassane Ouattara, claims in communiqué, a copy of which has been obtained by Reporters Without Borders.“The Prime Minister and defence minister (Guillaume Soro) assures all Ivorians and the international community that it is by using a mobile truck that the Gbagbo clan pirates are trying to revive RTI in order to continue their propaganda for the destruction of Côte d’Ivoire,” says communiqué No. 030 of 02/04/11/CAB-PM-MD/PP, signed by Alla.“This vehicle is the target of a search by the pro-Ouattara] Republican Forces and will be destroyed as soon as possible,” the communiqué continues. “RTI’s actual installations are no longer functional.”The Gbagbo government’s spokesman, Ahoua Don Mello, and its foreign minister, Alcide Djédjé, deny these claims and insist that their camp still has control of RTI.Several sources who live near the RTI headquarters in the Abidjan neighbourhood of Cocody, told Reporters Without Borders that there was no one currently in the building.President Gbagbo gave RTI a mobile broadcasting truck worth 1 billion CFA francs in February 2009, along with two Fly-Away mobile TV signal satellite uplinks.“Propaganda and public appeals to Ivorians to mobilize are compounding such rumours and mysteries of the past 72 hours as who controls RTI and where Laurent Gbagbo is,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The fierce street fighting is being accompanied by an all-out communication and information war. We caution all the forces involved against using the media to issue messages of hate against opposing forces or civilian groups.”—————————————————————————————–02.04.2011 – 7pm – Held by pro-Gbagbo forces, RTI urges supporters to protect presidential palaceSoldiers loyal to Laurent Gbagbo appealed on the air on state-owned Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) late this morning for troops to mobilize to “protect the republic’s institutions,” effectively confirming their control of the station. Described as “Communiqué No. 1 from the support point” and read by a soldier accompanied by 10 others, it urged soldiers to report to five Abidjan-based units.During a 1 p.m. news broadcast, Damana Pickas, an adviser to the president of the pro-Gbagbo Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), urged the “Young Patriots” to take to the streets and converge on the presidential residence in the Abidjan district of Cocody and the presidential palace in Plateau.He also urged the “Young Patriots” to block two bridges linking the southern districts of Abidjan with Plateau.In a text message at the bottom of the screen, Gbagbo youth minister Charles Blé Goudé, who is also head of the “Young Patriots,” urged the population to go about its everyday activities, claiming that Abidjan was under the control of pro-Gbagbo forces.—————————————————————————————-02.04.2011 – 11am – RTI resumes broadcasting, unclear who is in controlThe state-owned national broadcaster Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) resumed broadcasting last night in Abidjan, transmitting footage of Laurent Gbagbo being sworn in after the 28 November presidential election and then patriotic music.The content belied suggestions that forces loyal to Gbagbo opponent Alassane Ouattara were in control of RTI but it did not prove that the pro-Gbagbo forces had regained full control, as Gbagbo’s foreign minister, Alcide Djédjé, claimed yesterday. Sources told Reporters Without Borders that it could have been just archive footage that was pre-set to play in the absence of any current programming.At this point, it continues to be very hard to determine whether one camp or the other has effective control of the RTI building and its equipment. They are located in the Abidjan district of Cocody, where there has been intense fighting since 31 March.Read the Reporters Without Borders article [“Big battle for small screen in Abidjan” that was published in French in yesterday. ————————————————————————————–01.04.2011 – Control of news and information part of battle for AbidjanReporters Without Borders fears that the ongoing military battle for control of Côte d’Ivoire’s business capital, Abidjan, could be accompanied by atrocities and massacres. It urges all parties to protect civilians and hopes that peace will be quickly restored.Amid a climate of confusion in which information is hard to confirm, Reporters Without Borders also warns against any score-settling and reprisals within the highly-polarized Ivorian media. The suspension or disruption of media activities is likely to encourage rumours and disinformation.Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara announced that they took control of the Abidjan headquarters of state-owned Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) last night. Since then, its signal has been cut. As a result of the chaos in Abidjan, no newspaper was printed or distributed today.The continuing crisis has fuelled a spate of rumours, denials and propagandistic statements. The following entry was posted on Laurent Gbagbo’s blog at 5 a.m. today:Gbagbo appears on RTI, in good shape. At a time when mad rumours encouraged by the Ouattara terrorists, are claiming that the Abidjan government is on its knees, Ivorians were able to see President Laurent Gbagbo at his home, thanks to RTI. The relaxed president was surrounded by aides, friends and members of his family. The president was in a good mood and was conversing with everyone, while the so-called international press was gleefully predicting the worst for his government. The doors of Abidjan’s main prison were opened early yesterday and all the inmates were freed. They included two Télé Notre Patrie journalists, Abou Sanogo and Gnahoré Charly, who had been held since 28 January .“I left the prison at 7:50 a.m.,” Charly said. “All the other prisoners also left (…) We were in our cells when, at around 6:30 a.m., we heard shooting. The shooting lasted until 7:10 a.m. Then we heard shouts of joy. We went down and saw that the prison’s gates had been opened. We did not wait to ask why. We just left.”Charly added: “There had been no guards in the prison since yesterday (Wednesday) evening. Once outside, we saw members of the ‘invisible commando’ around the prison but no members of the FDS [the pro-Gbagbo army].” Côte d’IvoireAfrica News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alertslast_img read more

BBB celebrates National Small Business WeekHeather Massey is the regional director of the Permian…

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp BBB celebrates National Small Business WeekHeather Massey is the regional director of the Permian Basin Better Business Bureau. Facebook Local News Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out or call 563-1880. May 5-11 is National Small Business Week, an event that recognizes the important contributions made by American entrepreneurs and their small businesses. In honor of the event, Better Business Bureau will be giving several presentations in cities throughout the region warning businesses about potential scams that could pop up, so they can better protect themselves.Here are some of the top five riskiest scams that may be facing small businesses, as well as how to recognize and avoid them.5. Tech support scams. Tech support scams often start out with a call from the scammer or a pop-up message on your computer saying a problem has been found. The goal is either to take your money or gain access to your computer.Be careful when you receive calls or warnings about your devices. Scammers often pose as reps from well-known companies.The best way to protect yourself and your business from these scams is to keep your technology up-to-date, and to make sure your employees know how to work all devices used in your business.4. Fake check scams. This is a simple scam; someone sends you a check with and asks you to wire back the difference. By the time you or the bank discovers the check is fake, the scammer is long gone with your money.Always be cautious if someone sends you a check for more than the agreed upon amount; scammers will have a good reason for the overage.According to the BBB Small Biz Scam Report, the median loss for fake check scams is $675.3. Fake invoice scams. Scams like these occur when businesses receive fake invoices or supplier bills for items (usually office supplies) they never ordered. Other times, scammers may show up with unordered supplies and demand payment.The median loss for fake invoice scams is $500. This can be an effective ploy for getting money, especially when business owners aren’t paying close attention to their regular bills.Always verify bills and payments are being sent to and from the correct vendors.76 Texans reported fake invoice scams to BBB Scam Tracker in 2018.2. Directory listing and ad scams. Solicitors may attempt to sell your business ads and directory listings you don’t need. This scam can be tricky to spot, because they may be selling an actual ad, but it may not be worth the money due to low circulation. Some scammers pretend to be from Yellow pages, since the name is not copyrighted.One victim that spoke to BBB’s Small Biz Scam report said they bought advertisements with what they believed to be a local phone book, which disappeared after taking money and telling them delivery would take six to eight weeks.Always research other businesses you consider working with. If you determine they are legitimate, ask where and how often your ad will circulate so you can decide if the money is worth it.1. Bank/credit card imposter scams. With a median loss of $1,400, bank and credit card imposter scams are the riskiest scams for small businesses. Scammers call you, posing as employees from your bank or credit card company, and claim there is an issue with your account. They then ask for your account information for verification purposes.It is important to remember to never give your personal information to someone unless you are sure of their identity.If you receive a call like this, remain calm and hang up. Call your bank or credit company back yourself with the number you have on file to ask about the status of your account.Please reach out to me directly (Heather Massey at [email protected]) for information on local presentations we’re giving during National Small Business Week. We hope you can make it and learn more about how BBB can help your business!For more information, visit us at Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Previous article051419_Wallace_Dunn_JF_03Next articleAshlyn Walker Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Big Red Bullet driver transferred to Pennsylvania for arraignment

first_img Devon Magliozzi Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. – Charles Dwight Dixon, the driver of the Big Red Bullet bus that crashed Oct. 14, killing a Cornell alumna and injuring several passengers, was arraigned in Lackawanna County Central Court Friday and is being held in Lackawanna County Prison.Dixon was arrested by U.S. Marshals in late November and faces more than 30 charges, including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and 12 counts of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence.Related: 33 charges filed against driver in Big Red Bullet crashDixon previously told police he fell asleep at the wheel just before the crash. Reports indicate that he had traces of cocaine in his system. Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi center_img Thirteen passengers were on board when the bus crashed off the side of I-380 in Covington Township, Pennsylvania. Rebecca Blanco, a 2017 graduate of Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, was killed in the October crash, and an Ithaca resident was seriously injured.Related: Bus driver told police he fell asleep at the wheel; crash still under investigationDixon was transported Friday from the Manhattan Criminal Court Building in New York to the Lackawanna County Central Court, according to a press release from the Pennsylvania State Police. He remains in custody at the Lackawanna County Prison after failing to post $400,000 in bail.A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 10 in the Lackawanna County Central Court. Tagged: big red bullet, bus crash, Pennsylvania state police last_img read more

Providence Resources begins farm-out for Barryroe field offshore Ireland

first_imgSubject to completion, Exola DAC and Lansdowne Celtic Sea will revert to the original 80% and 20% interests respectively in the block The SEL 1/11 block offshore Ireland is currently assigned to APEC Energy Enterprises. (Credit: Pixabay/Kristina Kasputienė) Ireland-based energy company Providence Resources subsidiary Exola DAC has started the regulatory process to transfer the 50% equity in the standard operating licence (SEL) 1/11 offshore Ireland, to the original owners.The SEL 1/11, which is currently assigned to APEC Energy Enterprises, comprises the Barryroe oil field. The licence is located in the North Celtic Sea Basin, and in water depths of 100m.The latest move would result in reverting the original 80% and 20% interest of Exola DAC and Lansdowne Celtic Sea respectively, subject to completion.Providence said that Barryroe field operator Exola DAC has recommenced the farm-out process and as a result, a number of companies are assessing the field data.Providence said in a statement: “Following the Company’s review of the field’s resource potential, which confirms that there is a considerable gas resource within the Barryroe structure in addition to the recognised oil resource, which was the original focus of the farm-out process, several additional companies not included within the initial process have expressed interest in the gas potential and have been invited into the data room.”The firm is planning to undertake appraisal programme at the Barryroe field and will include at least two appraisal wells and an extended production test.In addition to validating the presence of either a large oil field with a gas cap or a large gas field enclosed by an oil rim, the proposed appraisal programme will assess the reservoir continuity.Carbon-neutral gas development considered as an option for Barryroe fieldThe company is also considering developing carbon-neutral gas development as an option for the Barryroe field.The move comes as a number of industry studies on depleted gas fields, which are being prepared for decommissioning, have assessed the potential for carbon sequestration (CO2 storage within the depleted gas fields).The firm, in a statement, noted: “It may be possible to minimise the carbon footprint of a Barryroe development by recycling some of the existing pipelines and infrastructure associated with the depleted fields and participating in a broader carbon capture initiative.”last_img read more

Largest Combined Australian, U.S. Military Training Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 Concludes

first_img View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Concludes View post tag: Training View post tag: Navy [mappress]Source: navy, August 3, 2011; View post tag: 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: combined August 3, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Talismancenter_img View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Sabre View post tag: largest View post tag: Australian The largest combined Australian and United States military training exercise, Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS11), concluded with a closing ceremony at Camp Rocky, Rockhampton on Thursday, 28 July.Talisman Sabre is a biennial military exercise that trains Australian and U.S. forces to plan and conduct combined task force operations to improve combat readiness and interoperability on a variety of missions, from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance efforts.Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 featured 14,000 U.S. and 8,500 Australian personnel across six Defence training areas in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Maritime forces exercised in the Coral, Timor and Arafura Seas.In addition to the 22,500 troops, Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 involved an estimated 18 sea vessels, 25 aircraft and 1,500 road vehicles. Share this article View post tag: military Back to overview,Home naval-today Largest Combined Australian, U.S. Military Training Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 Concludes Largest Combined Australian, U.S. Military Training Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 Concludeslast_img read more

Brasenose sports and arts dinners under threat

first_imgOne Brasenose student, who wished to remain antonymous, commented, “I’m sure a compromise can be found between those who want to retain the dinners and the Dean’s obvious good intentions in wanting to free up money to invest in sports and arts.” It also stated that the Dean felt that the dinners “do not fit in the College’s core activity and academic reason for being.” An email sent around Brasenose’s JCR stated that the Dean has called for “radical alterations to the dinners”. The email further states that the Dean “believes that the current management of the dinners has been problematic” and that “the cost saved from ceasing the dinners could  be used more effectively elsewhere.” The email asked students to contribute to the discussion and send in their opinions about the Dean’s proposal, and whether or not the dinners should continue or not.  The Dean has proposed to stop the dinners and use the money to support sports and arts practically instead. He also suggested that the dinners should be paid for by attend the dinners in the future. In response to Cherwell’s enquiries into the planned changes an email was sent to Brasenose sports captains by the JCR Sports Reps. It asked students “You may be approached by the Cherwell asking for your view on the future of the Arts/Sports Dinners… and I would like you not to comment on it to any journalist until we have had a chance to talk about it.”center_img This year the Sports dinner cost £2,260 (£18. 38 a head), while the Arts and Societies Dinner cost £1,821 (£15.18 a head). James Blythe, Brasenose’s JCR President told Cherwell, “Brasenose is currently consulting on how best to spend the money allocated to supporting the arts and sport in College. There is no question of reducing that money and no decisions have been made. The JCR President and Vice President, having organised a consultation for JCR members, will be closely involved in decision making, along with the Fellows who have responsibility for Sport and Arts, and the Dean.” The future of the Sports and Arts and Societies Dinner at Brasenose College has been put into question this week. The email continued, “We are not trying to stifle the press or to prevent anyone commenting, but no one yet has enough information to comment usefully, and our priority must be preserving our ability to negotiate effectively with College, so we urge you not to speak to any of the several reporters who it would appear are sniffing around this situation.”last_img read more

Press release: UK Minister for Africa visits Angola to strengthen UK-Angola ties

first_imgOn her arrival in Luanda, Minister Harriett Baldwin said: BackgroundMinister Harriett Baldwin is the UK’s Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Minister of State at the Department for International Development. She is responsible for Africa, consular policy and international crime. I’m delighted to be in Angola for my first visit and I look forward to discussing with government ministers and civil society representatives how we can work closer together on issues important to the UK and Angola. This includes economic co-operation, demining, and women’s empowerment, all in support of shared prosperity. I am also interested in how our countries can work together to combat the terrible illegal wildlife trade, following the recent Giants Club meeting in Botswana which I attended alongside Angolan representatives, and ahead of the major conference we are hosting in London this October.last_img

To Titus, Venus, Bilhah, and Juba

first_imgAiming to confront present-day vestiges of long-ago slavery at the University, Harvard officials today celebrated some of the people whose lives and toil remained invisible for so long, dedicating a plaque to four colonial-era slaves.“Today we take an important step in the effort to explore the complexities of our past and to restore this painful dimension of Harvard’s history to the understanding of our heritage,” said President Drew Faust during the ceremonial unveiling of a stone plaque at Wadsworth House before a distinguished audience of officials, faculty, and invited guests.Affixed near Wadsworth Gate, the plaque memorializes Titus, Venus, Bilhah, and Juba, four slaves who lived and worked in Wadsworth House and were owned by Harvard presidents Benjamin Wadsworth and Edward Holyoke during the 1700s.“The plaque is intended to remember and honor them and to remind us that slavery was not an abstraction, but a cruelty inflicted on particular humans. We name the names to remember those stolen lives,” said Faust, a Civil War historian. It is expected to be the first of many efforts to memorialize and chronicle the contributions that enslaved people made to the University.Attending was U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and icon of the Civil Rights era, who called the gesture a new chapter for Harvard and an important step in having America come to terms with slavery.“For nearly four centuries, we have believed that the best way to cleanse this nation of the stain of slavery is to ‘move on,’ ” said Lewis, who received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard in 2012. Landmarks were torn down and records lost in an effort to “wipe out every trace of slavery from America’s memory, hoping that the legacy of a great moral wrong will be lost forever in a sea of forgetfulness. But for 400 years, the voices of a generation have been calling us to remember. We have been tossing and turning for centuries in a restless sleep, and we’ve pleaded with them to be still, but they will not be silent.”Lewis led the long fight to get formal recognition for the African slaves who built many of the nation’s most important federal buildings, including the White House and the U.S. Capitol. He thanked Faust for her leadership and tenacity in the push to give “these souls some of the dignity and the honor that they did not receive in life, [but] they have deserved for centuries.”From its earliest days, Harvard was “directly complicit” in the slave trade until Massachusetts abolished the practice in 1783, Faust noted. But even then, she said, the University maintained ties to slavery, and benefited financially from it, up until the Civil War, a possible reference to properties that were bequeathed to Harvard in the early 1800s by slave owner Isaac Royall Jr., whose family wealth came from their West Indian plantations. Proceeds from the sale of that land provided the seed money first for Harvard’s Royall Professorship of Law and then for Harvard Law School’s (HLS) founding in 1817, which recently has been a point of concern in HLS protests.While Harvard is proud of its long and distinguished history in education and public service, and of the many exceptional people associated with the University, it is essential that it also face uncomfortable truths in our “search for veritas,” said William F. Lee ’72, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation.“It is easy enough to highlight and to celebrate the things that have occurred in the past that fill us with pride,” said Lee. “It is harder to shine a light on those aspects of our past that deeply disturb us, that confuse us, that confound us, and that we might prefer to leave in the shadows.”last_img read more

Stuck in legal limbo

first_imgWhen human rights clinical instructor Anna Crowe first began documenting the legal challenges faced by Syrian refugees in Jordan, she found a tangled system that put their lives on hold. Thousands of refugees, stuck in legal limbo, were vulnerable to risks ranging from statelessness to relocation to refugee camps.In Jordan, Syrian refugees must register with the interior ministry to obtain identity cards, which allow them access to health care, education, work permits, and humanitarian assistance. But to obtain the cards, the refugees need to show their original Syrian identity documents, which many lost in transit. They are caught in a catch-22.“In theory, everyone or most people should be able to get the card,” said Crowe. “But there are practical challenges refugees face, which means that tens of thousands don’t actually have those cards.”Lack of documentation is an aspect of the Syrian refugee crisis that doesn’t grab the same headlines as the harrowing scenes of people rescued from the rubble of a bombed city or drowned in the Mediterranean while fleeing to Europe. But the consequences for stranded refugees can be crippling.Without legal status in Jordan, some refugees live in fear on the fringes of society, risking poverty and exploitation, or even deportation back to their war-torn country. If they don’t have documents that authorize them to leave a refugee camp, they’re stuck there. If they do leave camp without authorization, they cannot obtain work permits or access public health services or move freely. Especially vulnerable are Syrian refugee children who lack birth certificates, and are at risk of becoming stateless.“Documentation is the gateway to a variety of human rights, rights to health, education, nationality, and so on,” said Crowe, who teaches at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School (HLS). “But by and large, documents give refugees a feeling of safety, a recognition that they’re allowed to stay there, and a proof of who they are.” Related Crowe, LL.M. ’12, traveled to Jordan with HLS students in 2015 and 2016 to document the situation for two reports done in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council, a major humanitarian organization. Launched last November in Amman, the second report urged the Jordanian government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to come up with new policies to regularize the legal status of the undocumented Syrians.Of 515,000 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR as living outside refugee camps, more than 370,000 have obtained identity cards from the interior ministry, but around 145,000 who should have the cards do not. An additional 17,000 refugees who have left the camps without authorization cannot be eligible to obtain identity cards.There are too many obstacles for refugees to prove their legal status and not enough pathways to mitigate their plight, said Crowe.While working on the report, Crowe listened to refugees’ stories. One family was stopped by the police and separated when the father was sent back to a refugee camp because he lacked documents. A pregnant woman used her sister-in-law’s documents to give birth in a hospital and received a birth notice under her relative’s name, placing the mother in a precarious legal situation. And if refugees are exploited or are victims of a crime, they may not contact the police because that could lead to deportation or being sent back to the camps.Alexandra Jumper, J.D. ’18, one of the students who traveled with Crowe, said that working on the report gave her a close-up look at real-world problems. The report’s main contributions, Jumper said, involve mapping out the complex process for the refugees to obtain documents, offering recommendations, and putting human faces on the problem.“The voices of refugees helped us explain the problem and the emotional and psychological toll that takes on people when you are in a country that is not your own, as a refugee, and you don’t have documentation,” said Jumper. “Maybe with this report, people might pay more attention to the refugee crisis and the way national policies can affect people’s lives.” Hands of a healer, heart of a Syrian Experience as a trauma surgeon drives Scholar at Risk in mission to aid medical community in war-torn homeland last_img read more

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn named Hauser Visiting Leaders

first_imgThe Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is pleased to announce that human rights activists and Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will join CPL as Hauser Visiting Leaders during the spring and fall 2017 semesters.Kristof and WuDunn are well-known for their reporting around the globe. From Tiananmen Square to the Iraq War and the conflicts in Sudan and Darfur, they have covered some of the most notable social and political crises of our time, especially in women’s rights and social innovation. During their time on campus, Kristof and WuDunn will contribute to CPL’s community of scholarship and learning, developing student mentorship and engagement opportunities within HKS and greater Harvard. Active crusaders for young entrepreneurs and social enterprise, the couple will also spend time with faculty and students affiliated with the school’s newly launched Social Innovation + Change Initiative.Says CPL faculty co-director David Gergen, “Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are remarkable examples of moral and physical fortitude in the global fight for social justice. They’ve worked for decades to advocate for human rights in communities around the world, with a tenacity and authority that is unmatched. It will be an absolute privilege for our students—including CPL graduate fellows in our social innovation and change program—to learn from them over the next year.”last_img read more