Agata Pietron traveled to Nord Kivu in Eastern Congo, where she discovered youth forming rap and hip hop bands. This story chronicles several bands and includes music from the winning band at the contest shown in Rutshuru, shown in the piece.
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Award-winning novelist and journalist Lara Santoro covered the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide for the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. During her time there, she found herself increasingly entangled in the lives of top military intelligence officials and slowly she unraveled a story that was too harrowing for her to report. More than a decade later, after the death of her friend and human rights activist Alison Des Forges (who confirmed this account before a plane she was on crashed) Lara decided to tell this story.
This is a preview of this stunning first-person piece of literary journalism.
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Newsmotion adviser Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael Williamson have worked as a team for more than 25 years, covering the working class in America.
Srdja Popovic addresses the Newsmotion Gumbo Kickstarter fundraiser in New York on December 27, 2011. Popovic is a co-founder of Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) and was one of the youth resistance leaders in the Serbian group Otpor that helped bring down Slobodan Milosevic. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the Top 100 Global Thnkers in 2011.