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Witness to Genocide: Conversation with Roy Gutman, correspondent, Newsday, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; 4/10 97 by Harry Kreisler
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This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a "Conversation with History." I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest is Roy Gutman, a correspondent with Newsday. Roy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his reporting on Bosnia.

  1. Background ... education ... interest in East/Central Europe ... academic vs. journalistic approach
  2. Reporting on East - West Relations ... ostpolitik ... Charter 77
  3. The Helsinki Agreement ... implications for journalists ... angering the Russian bureaucracy ... arms control negotiations
  4. Central America ... Reagan's "main show" ... talking to both sides ... origins of Contra support ... resolution of the conflict
  5. End of the Cold War ... Russian attitude toward Germany ... a whole new game ... getting the story right
  6. Covering Bosnia ... return to Yugoslavia ... ethnic nationalism ... atrocities ... Bosnia's dilemma ... lack of interest in U.S. press ... the camps
  7. Belated International Response ... Washington's indifference ... U.S. military's misreading ... Serb military and territorial objectives ... State Department vacillation
  8. Conclusion: Norms and Values ... no order in the "new world order" ... Geneva Convention ... advice for students

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