Media spotlight on Doyle and Peccerelli

June 13, 2012

The New Yorker, CNN, ProPublica, PRI, NPR, and EFE were among the media featuring this year’s ALBA/Puffin Award winners. A sampling:

  • “How do you bring tolerance and democracy to a country in which a murderous military, which over the years killed some two hundred thousand of its own citizens, is effectively still in power?,” the New Yorker‘s Peter Canby asks in a piece about Fredy Peccerelli and Kate Doyle, winners of the 2012 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, and the state of affairs in Guatemala today. Read the whole article here.
  • Lisa Mullens interviewed ALBA/Puffin Award winner Doyle on the Public Radio International program The World. Doyle discusses her work in Guatemala and Peru. You can listen to the full hour-long program, or just the interview with Kate, titled “Documenting Latin America’s Painful Past.” (Transcript here.) “Yes, it is scary to go up against human rights criminals,” Doyle tells Mullens. “But I think all of us who do this work, that when we get to go up against them in a court of law, we feel that we are a participating in history…” Listen to the whole interview here.
  • CNN Latin America interviewed Kate Doyle and Fredy Peccerelli this morning about their 2012 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, which was awarded to them yesterday in New York. Watch the video here.
  • Joining forces with ProPublica, Ira Glass’s This American Life recently featured Fredy Peccerelli and Kate Doyle, winners of the 2012 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, in an extensive and gripping piece of reportage focusing on the case of Dos Erres. Dos Erres is a remote farming town in rural Guatemala were more than two hundred Mayans were massacred in 1982. TheProPublica piece, by Sebastian Rotella and Ana Arana, can be read online here; listen to the TALshow here.
  • The work done by ALBA/Puffin Award winner Fredy Peccerelli and his team is absolutely essential, says his colleague José Suasnavar of the Guatemalan Association of Forensic Anthropology (FAFG), EFE reports In an interview with the prestigious Latin American academic institution FLACSO,  Suasnavar describes the Guatemalan exhumation process in detail. Read it here (in Spanish).
  • ALBA Executive Director Marina Garde was interviewed live this morning on BronxNet TV about the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, which will be awarded this coming Sunday to Kate Doyle and Fredy Peccerelli. Watch the interview here.