GLOBAL CHILDREN'S ORGANIZATION
4801 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste #240 €Los Angeles, California,
TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO REFUGEE CAMP SERVICE COORDINATORS ABOUT KOSOVA CRISIS;
L.A. CHILDREN TELL OF THEIR EFFORTS TO HELP REFUGEES
Because journalists have been expelled from Yugoslavia,
and human rights atrocities are reportedly taking place in Kosova, we
are making Global Children's Organization volunteers available to the
press to answer questions from the field.
The Global Children's Organization will hold a press conference about the refugee crisis in Kosova at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 6 at 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Century City (3rd Flr conference room). It will give reporters a first person look into the camps and provide details of people-to-people direct aid activities, including efforts of American children to help refugee children flooding into the camps.
Reporters are invited to ask questions directly over a live link to refugees and workers in Sarajevo. News photographers and reporters will meet Los Angeles children who are already taking action -- from sixth graders selling valentines to music students playing the violin on the street,"busking" for Kosovar kids.
Journalists from around the country are invited to participate in a live broadcast via the WWW. Email questions from internet participants will be fielded during the conference. On the internet, participants can hear the conference live via RealAudio broadcast , ask questions and see a gallery of pictures from the field.
Over 40,0000 new refugees have now flooded into camps in
the area of Sarajevo, over 15,000 in the last 48 hours.
A spokesperson from the International Monitor Institute will answer questions about war crimes, and a representative from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will explain how to protect the anonymity of individuals reporting human rights violations via the internet.
The Global Children's Organization is a nonprofit, secular, people-to-people effort helping children who are the innocent victims of warfare.
For seven years GCO has been providing services to children who have lost homes, parents and childhood to the fighting in the former Yugoslavia.
Co-hosts of the event include WebActive, a division of RealNetworks, Inc., and The Association of Internet Professionals (AIP). The conference is coordinated by Patric Hedlund of Dendrite Forest, Inc with the assistance of Wine Table Communications and The Computers, Freedom & Privacy Video Library Project.