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  • The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Kenya
    University of Oregon doctoral candidate Irene Awino speaks on her experience and research on Kenya's Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission after the violence surrounding the 2007 election.
  • UNESCO Student Research Fellow Ida Hardin in Paris
    The University of Oregon, in collaboration with UNESCO, has sent Masters students to Paris to work on globe spanning projects. Ida Hardin is one of those students and discusses her work and time in France with Peter Laufer.
  • UNESCO Student Research Fellow Olivia Sanchez in Paris
    The University of Oregon, in collaboration with UNESCO, has sent Masters students to Paris to work on globe spanning projects. Olivia Sanchez is one of those students and discusses her work and time in France with Peter Laufer.
  • UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Ghana
    The last UNESCO World Press Freedom Day was held in Accra, Ghana. UNESCO research fellow Alec Cowan attended, reported and experienced the wide swath of stories with journalist from around the globe. Alec sits down with Peter Laufer and Chris Chavez to discuss his time in Ghana and his reflections on the free press. [gallery…
  • Markos Kounalakis on the Globe's Crisis of Journalism
    Journalist and author Markos Kounalakis' newest book, "Spin Wars and Spy Games: Global Media and Intelligence Gathering," dives into the modern world of Russian and Chinese influenced data gathering and news production, in the face of massive layoffs and economic worries in western news rooms. Peter Laufer and Chris Chavez sit down with him to…
  • Using Art to Heal From War in Yemen by Payton Bruni
    Mohammed Murshed makes rapid strokes of his paint brush as he works in his personal studio at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. He works swiftly and tirelessly as he creates eight different paintings at once, adding layers upon layers of black, blue, gray and red as he moves from one piece…
  • Refugees face frigid journey to Canada for safety from deportation and prosecution
    Refugees in the United States are facing increased pressure to leave after deportations began sweeping the country. For those fleeing persecution in their home countries, returning is not an option. Crossings fellow Derek Maiolo speaks with a Ghanian refugee fleeing to Manitoba about how crises at home and abroad are reshaping communities and what it…
  • Understanding conflict-sensitive reporting practices in Kenya
    Professor and Crossings Senior Research Fellow Chris Chavez recently attended a UNESCO Conference on reporting in Nairobi, Kenya. Research fellow Emerson Malone spoke with Chavez on the role journalists can play when reporting conflict-sensitive subjects such as immigration, tribal and religious conflicts in the area. Part one of this series examines the challenges Kenyan journalists…