The price of truth in the world's war zones

The price of truth can also be expensive in person - war correspondent are perhaps the most vulnerable. Eva Elmsäter and Kristján Sigurjónsson travel to Paris to meet war correspondent Janine di Giovanni. She is still struggling with the demons of having stayed at the world's worst war zones for too long. She converses with Eva, who have similar experiences, about how memories and guilt are still part of everyday life.

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Blessing or Curse: Making Earth's Riches Work for Poor and Fragile Countries - Webcast and Live Blog

Moderator:
Janine Di Giovanni, journalist , author, Newsweek’s Middle East Editor and advisor to UNHCR

At least 80 percent of countries considered fragile or affected by conflict are home to valuable  extractive resources that the global economy hungers for. Earth’s riches like oil, gas, and minerals often fuel conflict, trapping all but the elites in poverty amid vast wealth.

Creating good governance, including citizen participation and ensuring that economic dividends translate into equitable development is key to managing the extractives industry,  especially in situations where there is conflict. A high-level panel of industry experts and representatives from CSOs and resource rich nations will grapple with the challenges that define poverty or prosperity in a fragile country.

Source: http://live.worldbank.org/extractives-frag...