Saturday, January 12, 2008

Mainstream Media Finally Covers The Congo This Sunday

Received this gem in the mail recently.
Thanks, IRC

Dear Friend of the IRC,

Please mark your calendar and set your video recorder:

This Sunday, January 13th, 60 Minutes is scheduled to feature a report by Anderson Cooper on Congo's war against women. 60 Minutes airs on CBS at 7pm ET/PT. For more information about the
broadcast, please visit:

International Rescue Committee staff members in New York and Congo worked closely with 60 Minutes on this segment, providing background information, logistical assistance and arranging

The IRC works across Congo to meet urgent humanitarian needs,
revive basic services interrupted by the long civil war, and help communities to generate long-term solutions to the problems of poverty and violence. The IRC has extensive programs in Congo that assist survivors of rape and help communities to prevent and respond to sexual assaults. We have been providing lifesaving aid in Congo since 1996, and we are one of the largest humanitarian actors there.

We hope you tune in to 60 Minutes this Sunday.

Thank you,

International Rescue Committee


Anonymous said...

Cooper has done pieces on the people of the Congo before for his show AC360. It's great that he is doing another piece on the issues there for 60 Minutes now. Unfortunately he seems to be the only member of the mainstream press to show interest and concern about what his happening in the Congo.

BeautyinBaltimore said...

Saw this on 60 minutes tonight.

I think its very important for women to be involved in politics. We must work to prevent war, otherwise this is what happens.

PurpleZoe said...

I wasn't aware it was covered before, but glad to hear it.

We definitely need a more balanced perspective in office, which certainly means more women.