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On February 13, World Radio Day 2016, find Fondation Hirondelle on RFI and on the UNESCO page dedica…


                Fondation Hirondelle CEO Jean-Marie Etter is RFI’s guest on its "La marche du Monde" programme, talking about "Journalists for Peace"  A 46’ programme proposed by Valérie Nivelon and produced by Cécile Pompeani, on line from 14.10 on Saturday February 13.   "Producing news and information that is faithful to reality curbs violence". This is the lesson Fondation Hirondelle has drawn from 20 years of working in conflict situations all around the world. Fondation Hirondelle creates independent media in crisis zones.

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Our headlines Prosecutor Wants Life in Jail for Ex-President of Chad

11-02-2016 Hits:26 News Olivier Galfetti - avatar Olivier Galfetti

Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) Prosecutor Mbacké Fall on Wednesday asked the court to sentence former Chadian president Hissène Habré to life in jail and confiscate all his assets. Fall was speaking on the third day of closing arguments in the Dakar trial of Habré for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture committed under his rule (1982-1990). The defence takes the stand on Thursday.  Prosecutor Fall recapped Habré’s rule at length, telling the court that his seizure of power in 1982 was accompanied by repression in the south of Chad.   “By September 6, 1982, the Armed Forces of the North (FAN) had...

Read more Colombian Indians Prepare for Peace

10-02-2016 Hits:46 News Chantal Baranger - avatar Chantal Baranger

The Indians of southwest Colombia, known for years of unarmed resistance to guerillas, hope to be remembered in the peace accord between the government and FARC rebel movement which could be signed this spring. JusticeInfo's correpondent went to their region. For several months, inhabitants of Toribío village in southwest Colombia have not heard any shots.

Read more Habre had "power of life, death" over chadians, lawyer tells trial

09-02-2016 Hits:28 News Olivier Galfetti - avatar Olivier Galfetti

  Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre had the "power of life and death" over his people, a lawyer for victims of atrocities carried out during his 1980s reign said Monday at his war crimes trial in Senegal. Habre who was president of the semi-desert central African country from 1982-1990, is charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture -- the first time a despot from one African country has been called to account by another. The 73-year-old went on trial last July. On Monday, lawyers representing victims began presenting their closing arguments to the Extraordinary African Chambers, a special court established in Dakar by...

Read more : week in review : witnesses "outed" at Gabgbo Trial, ICC under fresh atta…

08-02-2016 Hits:30 News Chantal Baranger - avatar Chantal Baranger

The crimes against humanity trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and his former Youth Minister Charles Blé Goudé at the International Criminal Court again dominated transitional justice news this week. Both men rejected the charges against them. Blé Goudé presented himself as a man of peace like Martin Luther King. Several incidents occurred during the hearings, with the names of four protected witnesses being revealed by mistake. This is embarrassing for a Court whose credibility is already fragile.

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