The New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, discusses genocide in Darfur based on his eight trips to the region, and the challenges of covering neglected stories from the developing world that the U.S. and other nations have failed to address.
The presentation is illustrated with photos and a video from Darfur.
Nicholas Kristof writes op-ed columns for the New York Times. His columns have often focused on global health, poverty, and gender issues in the developing world. Since 2004, he has written dozens of columns about Darfur and visited the area eight times.
He has received two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his reporting with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, on China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement and the other for his reporting on Darfur. He has been a Times correspondent since 1984, becoming an associate managing editor and the first blogger on the New York Times Web site.
Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 120 countries, all 50 states, every Chinese province, and every main Japanese island. Kristof and WuDunn are authors of China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia.
Nicholas Kristof tells of meeting Sudanese refugees, hearing their desperate stories, and how he came into the unusual position of a news columnist returning repeatedly to write about the same, war-torn country of Sudan.