Global Health Reporting: Telling the Whole Story of Gender Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo
The Boston University Program on Crisis Response and Reporting in partnership with the Washington D.C.-based Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting present a two-day event exploring gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both events are free and open to the BU community and general public. Students interested in learning more about the 2014 Pulitzer Fellowship opportunity are strongly encouraged to attend.
“Seeds of Hope” Film Screening – Thursday, February 27
Boston University College of Communications
640 Commonwealth Ave, Room 209
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Join us for a screening of Seeds of Hope, Fiona Lloyd-Davies’ eye-opening film of one woman’s mission to help Congolese rape victims rebuild their lives. Discussion with the filmmaker follows. Please RSVP for the film screening.
Panel Discussion – Friday, February 28
Boston University School of Public Health
670 Albany Street Ave, First Floor Auditorium
8:30 – 1:00 pm (breakfast from 8:30 – 9:00. Panel discussion begins at 9:00 am)
DRC has been called the “rape capital of the world,” yet measuring the magnitude and impact of gender violence remains difficult. Human rights abuses in the Congo have been covered widely by the media, but are we hearing the full story? Boston University and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will convene a panel of journalists, public health experts, artists, and activists to discuss the challenges to accurate, nuanced reporting on Congo. Please RSVP for the panel discussion.
- Fiona Lloyd-Davies, Pulitzer Center grantee and award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist who’s been making films and taking pictures about human rights issues in areas of conflict since 1992.
- Dr. Susan Bartels, physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Visiting Scientist at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health.
- Maman Jeanne Kasongo, Founder and President of the Shalupe Foundation, a Boston and Kinshasa-based nonprofit serving women and youth.
- Sekombi Katondolo, a Goma-based media activist and CEO of Mutaani FM, the fastest growing radio station in Goma and promotes young artists and uncensored news reporting “by Congolese people for Congolese people.”