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When millions perished in the genocide in Rwanda during the 1990s, the United States and the international community resolved to work together to make sure such tragedy would never happen again. The devastating civil war that erupted in Sudan in 2003 has put that resolve to the test. During a visit to the SIU Carbondale campus in March 2011, journalist and author Rebecca Hamilton, a special correspondent for the Sudan for the Washington Post, stopped by WSIU-TV's studios to talk with Jak Tichenor about her new book Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide, a revealing chronicle of the international movement to intervene in the Sudanese Civil War. The book outlines how the best intentions of the international community have done little to end the conflict, and stop the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Sudanese by government militia forces and the displacement of nearly three-million others. Hamilton was invited to speak at SIUC by the Global Media Research Center, a service of the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
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