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Story Publication logo May 14, 2009

Can the U.N. Keep the Peace? on PBS' NOW



Kira Kay and Jason Maloney, special to the Pulitzer Center

The Bureau for International Reporting (BIR) is happy to announce the premiere of its latest round of reporting, to air this week on the PBS weekly news magazine, "NOW on PBS".

"Can the U.N. Keep the Peace?" examines the current crisis in United Nations peacekeeping by focusing on the largest peacekeeping mission in the world, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Filming on location in the DRC and at U.N. headquarters in New York, the BIR was granted unusual access to top U.N. officials and working peacekeepers, human rights advocates and a former U.N. general now fighting to reform the system. The story also includes one of the first interviews given by new U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.

"NOW on PBS" airs in coming days on your local PBS channel. In New York, the broadcast is Friday, May 15th at 8:30pm; check your own local listing.

The story will also be posted on our iTunes channel and YouTube page, as well as on NOW's own homepage. You can link to all these through our website at

Jason Maloney and Kira Kay reported for the Pulitzer Center in Georgia last year as the war broke out.

The BIR is a journalism non-profit dedicated to the production of overlooked and under-reported international issues for viewing by the American public. If you are interested in learning more about the work we do - and hope to continue to do - please visit our website, where you can subscribe for notifications of BIR programming and news updates, and view past BIR stories. You can also help support the future of the BIR through an online donation.


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