Gillian Caldwell, Executive Director of Witness gives us an update on Peter's recent trip to Washington DC.
"WITNESS co-founder Peter Gabriel visited Washington, DC's Capitol Hill for a screening and briefing of partner Burma Issues' new video, "Season of Fear." The video exposes the impact of the Burmese military regime's attacks on internally displaced people. In the briefing, co-sponsored by Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and McConnell (R-KY), Peter supported our allies in their call for a binding United Nations Security Council resolution on Burma that would include a call for a transition to the democratically-elected government in Burma.
While Peter was in the U.S. we were interviewed on CNN's "American Morning" program with Miles O'Brien, which will broadcast on Monday, April 10th, 2006 at 9:45am E.S.T. If you are outside the US, please look for CNN International's pick-up of the "American Morning" interview. Peter also spoke to the American public television program "NOW with David Brancaccio" about WITNESS' work, as well as his lifelong activism and interest in participatory media. "NOW with David Brancaccio" will devote its entire broadcast to this interview on Friday, April 21, 2006, at 8:30pm on PBS (check local listings at www.pbs.org). We hope that you will be able to tune-in."