SUDAN WATCH: Darfur activists on Sudan Elections 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Darfur activists on Sudan Elections 2010

Copy of Press Release:

ADVISORY: Week-long Series of Press Briefings by Human Rights Organizations to Provide Up-to-the-minute Commentary as Controversial Sudan Elections Unfold

In an effort to provide journalists with timely commentary on the latest developments in the crucial Sudan elections, leading human rights organizations will be participating in a series of press briefings hosted by Sudan Now, a campaign led by several of the participating organizations.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB ) April 10, 2010 -- In an effort to provide journalists with timely commentary on the latest developments in the crucial Sudan elections, leading human rights organizations will be participating in a series of press briefings hosted by Sudan Now, a campaign led by several of the participating organizations. The press calls will be held each day from Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The calls will be largely devoted to questions from journalists after very brief opening statements from the guest speakers. Organizations participating in the press calls include the Save Darfur Coalition, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Genocide Intervention Network, Humanity United, and other organizations to be determined.

According to the Sudan Now campaign, the current implementation of the U.S. policy on Sudan has not addressed a number of extremely concerning developments including clear indications that the national election will be neither free nor fair, ongoing government attacks that have killed hundreds and displaced thousands in recent months, and ongoing obstruction by the Government of Sudan in access for aid workers and UN investigators to Darfur.

WHEN:
Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (daily)

WHO:
John Norris, Executive Director, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress
Mark Lotwis, Acting President, Save Darfur Coalition
Sam Bell, Executive Director, Genocide Intervention Network
David Abramowitz, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Humanity United

DIAL IN NUMBER:

US/Canada Dial-in #: (877) 210-8943 – Conference ID # 68487901
Int'l/Local Dial-In #: (706) 902-0621 – Conference ID # 68487901

Sudan Now is a campaign led by a group of prominent anti-genocide and human rights advocacy organizations committed to bringing meaningful and lasting peace to Sudan and encouraging strong American leadership and action to achieve this goal. The campaign challenges President Barack Obama and top U.S. administration officials to live up to their promises to take strong and immediate action to help end the international crisis in Sudan and bring a lasting peace to the people of that country. Organizations participating in the campaign include Humanity United, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Genocide Intervention Network, Stop Genocide Now, and Investors Against Genocide.

Please note: Photography and broadcast quality recent b-roll from IDP camps are now available for general use. You can download video at http://media.savedarfur.org/save-darfur-media-epk-download; images are available athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/savedarfur/sets/72157623816650366/. Photography and b-roll of a student protest on Capitol Hill will also be available on Monday.

Contact:
Jonathan Hutson, the Enough Project, 857-919-5130, jhutson@enoughproject.org
Mame Annan-Brown, Genocide Intervention Network, 347-564-2936, annan-brown@genocideintervention.net
Andrea Clarke, Save Darfur Coalition, 202-460-6756, andrea@savedarfur.org
Julia Thornton, Humanity United, 650-587-2030, jthornton@humanityunited.org
Susan Morgan, Investors Against Genocide, 617-797-0451, susan@paxcommunications.org

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