Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Conflict in Congo: Secretary Clinton and YouTube Community Respond

Today, the New York Times reports, Secretary of State Clinton is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, visiting women affected by the sexual violence that results from the war over minerals in the region. NTVKenya provides a brief synopsis of her trip here:

The war in the Congo over minerals is an issue that is still relatively underexposed in the United States - that's why we partnered with the Enough Project on our first Video for Change program, the "Come Clean 4 Congo" contest, to bring this important issue to light. While the submission period is over, you can still learn more about the issue from our three semi-finalists, whose work will be showcased at the Hollywood Film Festival's Human Rights Symposium:


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