The series of events that have recently unfolded regarding the Yezidis in Iraq have brought to light the recurrent, and often under-documented, issue of minority persecution in the Middle East.
The consistent media coverage of the ongoing crisis prompted a relatively quick intervention by the international community, highlighting how effective media can ignite action, but that response also raises concerns about the consequences of falling out of the public eye.
On August 4, President Obama welcomed more than forty-five African heads of state to Washington D. C. for the U.S. – African Leaders Summit, a first of its kind. The President announced plans for the Summit last year after his trip to Africa, with the goal of opening up a new chapter in U.S.-African relations.
PROOF: Media for Social Justice uses visual storytelling for genocide prevention and peace building.