RE: [N Tx Peace Corps] Negative publicity about the Peace Corps
- I may have missed this in a previous email. Here is a former RPCV
(Guatemala) who is currently reporting in Iraq:
And here is a list of his previous Cox News Service Reports during the war
Budget Analyst, SW Service Center
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: chapinr75081 [SMTP:chapinr@...]
> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 11:00 AM
> To: North_Texas_Peace_Corps@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [N Tx Peace Corps] Negative publicity about the Peace Corps
> We wanted to alert you that a multipart series by Cox Newspapers'
> Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Russell Carollo is
> expected to be released as soon as Saturday, October 18th, which
> contains negative publicity about the Peace Corps.
> Kevin Quigley's message to the NPCA & RPCV community is below:
> To: NPCA Members and Friends
> Fr: Kevin Quigley, NPCA
> Re: Negative Publicity about the Peace Corps
> What ?
> A multi-part series by Cox Newspapers' Pulitzer Prize-winning
> investigative reporter Russell Carollo charging that Peace Corps does
> little to protect volunteers and under-reports incidences of rape and
> assault, which have risen substantially since the early 1990s.
> Carollo and colleague Jeff Nesmith won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for
> national reporting for a series on mismanagement in military health
> care. (The current issue of Jane magazine has an article by RPCV
> Claudine Ko entitled, "The Peace Corps Never Warned Me What I Was
> Really In For: Assault, Forced Medication and Parasites-and
> Could That Possibly May Be Way So Many Women Bail?" reflecting
> current media interest in this topic.)
> Possibly as early as this Saturday, October 18.
> In the Dayton (OH) Daily News, owned by the Cox News conglomerate,
> and, possibly, syndicated in Cox's 16 other dailies (which includes
> the Atlanta Journal-Constitution), offered to subscribers through Cox
> News Service and carried on Cox Net.
> NPCA Position:
> At the request of Gordon Radley, who had a lengthy interview, I spoke
> with Carollo and indicated:
> ·NPCA cares deeply about the safety of Peace Corps volunteers and
> ·We support the mission of Peace Corps to help people, to learn more
> about them and their cultures, and to have them better understand us
> and our country Because we have "been there and done that," NPCA has
> been providing our unique insights about volunteer safety and
> security to the current Peace Corps leadership.
> Action Items:
> When the news breaks, you may want to:
> ·write a brief letter to the editor of your local newspaper
> describing your experience
> ·call in to your local talk show if they devote a segment to the issue
> ·send an e-mail to Peace Corps sharing your concerns about safety and
> your suggestions for improvement
> If you do respond, please let me know mailto:president@...