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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.
Follow the link for more information.
"Sudan's leaders must redouble efforts to guarantee fair elections or risk plunging the giant African nation back into chaos and violence, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday."
"Two Burmese officials have been sentenced to death for leaking details of secret government visits to North Korea and Russia, the BBC has learned."
"Zimbabwe will begin auctioning diamonds from its controversial Marange fields on Thursday, state media reported, as the government moves to curb illegal trade and comply with international standards."
"At least 140 people were killed in clashes in recent days in a remote corner of southern Sudan, a United Nations official said Thursday, deepening worries that the American-backed peace deal ending decades of war there could collapse amid spasms of ethnically motivated violence."
"A Burmese court has handed down a 20-year jail term to a video journalist who worked with exiled media, rights groups said Wednesday, as the ruling junta continues its crackdown on dissent."