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Update: the award event has concluded. You can watch the full recording at the livestream link; Clooney's remarks begin at the 2:08 mark.
Board members George Clooney and John Prendergast are in Yerevan, Armenia today, where Clooney will present the inaugural Aurora Prize, honoring an individual who puts her- or himself at risk to enable others to survive. The board members are likewise commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Click through for a link to the livestream of the award event (beginning @ 1pm EST), as well as the text of Clooney's remarks.
Next week, board member John Prendergast will testify before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations as part of the "South Sudan's Prospects for Peace and Security" Hearing; he'll likewise speak at "A New Approach to Sudan", a program covering the Obama administration's chance to make progress in Sudan.
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"Sudanese police officials have wrapped up a series of United Nations-backed security training sessions in the country’s war-ravaged region of Darfur in preparation for this year’s national election."
"The United States has voiced doubts on whether Burma's upcoming elections would be credible and urged the military regime to engage the opposition and ethnic minorities."
"The head of the military junta in Burma confirmed Monday that it was planning to hold national elections this year."
"Election observers in Sudan said on Friday they were gravely concerned about government crackdowns on opposition rallies that undermined 'political rights and fundamental freedoms' ahead of polls in April."
"More than 50 US lawmakers urged Burma's military rulers in a letter released Friday to immediately free US citizen Kyaw Zaw Lwin, also known as Nyi Nyi Aung, from prison amid health worries."