Janine di Giovanni Shares Update on The Reckoning Project’s Efforts in Ukraine.

July 6, 2023

Janine di Giovanni appeared Sunday on CNN’s GPS, sharing details of The Reckoning Project‘s ongoing efforts to document war crimes against Vladimir Putin for his ongoing aggression in Ukraine. You can view Janine’s conversation with host Fareed Zakaria right here.

Janine has nearly three decades of experience reporting from many of the most dangerous and volatile regions on the planet. She has reported extensively on war crimes, global terrorism, refugee issues, and sexual violence during wartime, earning numerous awards and accolades along the way. Her interview on GPS is more confirmation of her important leadership in conflict journalism.

The conversation also offers Janine’s up-to-the-minute perspective on the conflict in Ukraine, where The Reckoning Project trains researchers to collect testimonies that can later be used in court – an effort that has the potential to make a significant impact on the way war crimes are investigated and prosecuted. Janine co-founded and currently leads The Reckoning Project as CEO. In partnership with Peter Pomerantsev, she’s created a team of legal experts and journalists that bridge the gap between journalism and justice not only in Ukraine but around the world.

For more reporting about the ongoing war in Ukraine from Janine, check out her recent speaking appearance at New York City’s House of Speakeasy, and her urgent article published last week in Foreign Affairs, in which she sets out the steps needed to conclusively prove the Putin regime’s war crimes in Ukraine. You can also read more in her latest piece for Vanity Fair, “Why the War Crimes Charges Against Vladimir Putin Are So Significant,” in which she shares her take on why the Hague’s recent decision to issue an arrest warrant for the Russian leader reverberates far beyond Moscow and Ukraine. In the article, Janine summarizes some of the key points that make this development so significant and explains why holding war criminals accountable is so crucial for justice and accountability.

Follow Janine’s personal Twitter feed to stay up to date with her latest reporting and analysis.

Read more about The Reckoning Project and their essential mission: visit the non-profit’s website or follow them on Twitter.

Janine di Giovanni

Janine di Giovanni is a multi-award winning journalist and author, and co-founder and co-director of The Reckoning Project: Ukraine Testifies, a transitional justice organization that trains researchers in Ukraine to collect testimonies that can be used in court.

Janine was a war reporter for nearly three decades, from the first Palestinian intifada in the early 1990s to the siege of Sarajevo; the Rwandan genocide; the brutal wars in Sierra Leone, Somalia, Ivory Coast and Liberia to Chechnya, Afghanistan, Pakistan. She reported extensively in  Iraq pre and post invasion, the Arab Spring, and finally Syria. Her field work for her most recent book took her to Gaza, Iraq, Egypt and Syria.  In 2020, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her their highest non fiction prize, the Blake Dodd. Janine served as a Senior Fellow and Professor at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs from 2018-2022. In 2016, CNN made a short video about her life and work when the International Women’s’ Media Foundation gave her their prestigious Courage in Journalism Prize.

Janine’s latest book, The Vanishing: The Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East, was published in 2022 and shortlisted for the Moore Prize for Human Rights, as well as being presented to His Holiness, Pope Francis, in Rome in March 2022. Her previous book, The Morning they Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria was translated into 28 languages and was a finalist for the Helen Bernstein New York Public Library Award for Excellence in Journalism.

As an analyst, Janine has written governmental white papers and been a Senior Consultant for projects for the UN Refugee Agency; the UN Democracy Fund; The Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recover; the International Refugee Commission. She is an International Board Member of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, and she is also an advisor on strategic communications.

She was a long-time Senior Foreign Correspondent for The Times of London and a Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair. She now writes for the New York Times; The Washington Post; The Guardian; The New York Review of Books; Harpers; The Atlantic; Foreign Affairs and many other publications.

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