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Saint Helena Forum

The Saint Helena Forum is an educational nonprofit with a mission to inform, entertain and inspire by presenting artistic performances and exchanges of creative and innovative thinking on a wide variety of humanities-based subjects. read less
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15: The Reckoning Project
Feb 28 2024
15: The Reckoning Project
Bearing Witness - The Reckoning Project Fighting Impunity from War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity A Conversation with War Correspondent and Human Rights Reporter Janine Di Giovanni. Janine Di Giovanni, is the author of eight books, a war correspondent, and Executive Director of the Reckoning Project. She earned her BA at the University of Maine and her MFA at the University of Iowa. She began her reporting career in 1987, covering the first Palestinian intifada for the London Times. Describing herself as a human rights reporter with a focus on war crimes and crimes against humanity, she has reported on genocide in Bosnia, Rwanda, Syria, and was one of the few reporters who witnessed the fall of Grozny in Chechnya. She covered the war in Kosovo with the Kosovo Liberation Army. Reported for The Times and Vanity Fair in Afghanistan and Iraq. After becoming the Middle East editor for Newsweek, Janine began working in Egypt, Kurdistan, Lebanon, North Africa, and South Sudan. In 2022, Janine founded the Reckoning Project, a non-governmental organization that trains conflict journalists and researchers to gather legally admissible testimonies documenting war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Those of you who have followed the Forum know of David Freed's previous discerning interviews, skills he honed as an investigative reporter for The Los Angeles Times. There he served as The Times' lead police reporter, was an individual finalist for the Pulitzer Prize’s Gold Medal for Public Service (the most prestigious award in American journalism) and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper’s coverage of the 1992 Rodney King riots.  David has reported from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, and later worked in the intelligence community for the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, among other federal agencies.  David is also a screenwriter and author of the Amazon- and Audible- best-selling, Cordell Logan mystery-thriller novels.