Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Still Waiting as Darfur Deteriorates

Enough Project executive director, John Norris posted in the Enough Said blog, We Failed. Do you want us to be failures? We're hearing that not enough of a fuss is being raised in Congressional home offices & Senate offices. Not one journalist called on at last evening's Presidential press conference asked about Sudan. If you've been emailing & calling, then we apologize. And we do know that things are bad everywhere--hey, you needn't tell us.

Here's a link to Enough Project's Speak Out to Congress. Channel your worries & frustration by turning in to a constructive pest. It probably burns calories, too. If you're outside the U.S., still visit Enough Project but also contact your foreign office & raise holy hell. For that matter, everyone can contact news organizations...they respond but it has to be a push. It may seem like there's unlimited time/space but last time we looked, there are still 24 hours in a day. African-based reporters have to "sell" their stories, they have to fight to be heard/read/seen. It's not easy for them either. More hits on a Darfur/Congo/Zimbabwe/ story link (especially, sadly, from outside of Africa) help that reporter & their editor argue for more space/time/attention. Really. That's how it works. Now go get'em!

ciao-grazie-meow/the mgmt.

(photo courtesy of Italian Blogs for Darfur)