- Posted August 16, 2011 by
Washington DC, District of Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Ask President Obama a question
a CBNext Live reporter Doing a rare CNN i-reporting
Concluding a 3 hours US House of Representatives' sub-committee session on Human Rights and Violence in the DR Congo, ranking members and panelists met on the floor for a meet & greet moment, doubled up with a "needed" photo-op.
Off course, Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, now Congo activist, attracted the largest crowd ever seen to attend a hearing on the Humanitarian Crisis in Congo... A crowded sub-committee room and an tv-screen overflow room (full to capacity as well).
To match up that contrast, a very important document that cannot be missed at any serious hearing of that importance: a 550 pages UN Report on 617 Human Rights Violations Cases in the war-ravaged country is NOT mentionned, Not even once during the entire 180 minutes session.
CNN I-Report Franklin Katunda of CBNext Live who attended the session, with the help of journalist Makeda Crane approached Mrs. Cindy McCain and Activist John Prendergrast in the crowd. They both didn't know why they or the sub-committee did not mention on the records, the UN mapping exercise report on the DR Congo.
Should We Even Ask Why This is happening Under President Obama's watch. Is this the Obama administration's way of working on his own "Congo Bill"? Is this a stylish but not substantive approach to deal with the DR Congo's file ?