Translate page with Google

is sponsoring a video contest on YouTube to help raise awareness on the connection between the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the world's demand for electronic products - especially cell phones. Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling, actress Sonya Walger from "Lost," and Oscar-nominated director Wim Wenders will judge the contest. Learn more about the contest here.

Currently, YouTube is featuring on its homepage the Pulitzer Center video "Congo's Bloody Coltan" to help introduce the issue of Coltan mining in the country. Watch it here:

Pulitzer Center journalist Michael Kavanagh was recently awarded the RFK prize for best international reporting on television for his reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo last fall. Watch one short dispatch on the various militia's use of rape as a weapon of war in the DRC:

Support our work

Your support ensures great journalism and education on underreported and systemic global issues