Monday, January 26, 2009

Witnesses to genocide: Program presents interviews with Rwandan tribunal

Tomorrow evening a program in Kane Hall will showcase a collection of video interviews with participants in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The program is free. Click here to register.

Prof. Batya Friedman from UW's Information School headed the team that visited Rwanda and Tanzania to conduct the interviews.
Friedman's team includes professional cinematographers, specialists in information systems and legal experts. The latter include former Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Utter, former U.S. Attorney and Seattle University Law Professor John McKay, former King County Superior Court Judge Donald Horowitz, Seattle University Law Professor Ronald Slye and law students from SU and UW. | Witnesses to genocide: Program presents interviews with Rwandan tribunal, Jan. 22, 2009.

Update (Jan. 29, 2009): For a discussion of the information management challenges involved in the project, see A Tool to Verify Digital Records, Even as Technology Shifts, N.Y. Times, Jan. 26, 2009.

Update (April 29, 2011): The link doesn't work.  Other UW articles:
Interview clips may be viewed at Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal. Material is still being added: the latest release was April 28, 2011.

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