Media Inquiries



National and international media outlets frequently draw on research from the Human Rights Center to provide background and commentary for emerging news stories. Our 2004 report on human trafficking, for example, continues to serve as a resource for stories on the topic. Timely research on conditions in Burma have contributed to national debates about the effectiveness of economic sanctions toward that country. The DNA Reunification Project has seen broad coverage in print and broadcast media. And African and international reporters took great interest in the results of our survey in northern Uganda as negotiators try to bring peace to the region. Here is a sample of media coverage that drew on research from the Human Rights Center.

International news services: Associated Press, Xinhua General News Service (China), Inter Press Service, Africa News

Newspapers and magazines: New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa (Calif.) Times, The Oklahoman, The Guardian (London), The Independent (London), The Lancet, Belfast Telegraph, New Straits Times (Malaysia), New Vision (Uganda), The Monitor (Uganda), The Irrawaddy (Burma), The Journal News

Broadcast media: National Public Radio, Lehrer NewsHour, BBC World Service, Voice of America News, ABC 7 News (San Francisco), CBS 5 (San Francisco), California Report (NPR)

Online sites:, Axcess News, Mail & Guardian Online (South Africa)

Press Contacts

Alexa Koenig, Executive Director, 510.643.5962

Andrea Lampros, Communications Manager, 510.643.7215