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... An exciting new project

Honored to have won a grant in the Pitching for Peace competition from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and War Stories Peace Stories. Had the privilege of going to present my project in NYC at the "War Stories Peace Stories" symposium. Fascinating event – and I can't wait to get to work. More info here.

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Cassandra Vinograd
Thanks, NYT!

Thanks to Jina Moore & The New York Times for the shoutout in this week's edition of "What We're Reading."
               From Pacific Standard: It’s fairly well known that sexual violence is a common feature of  the continuing war in South Sudan, but the journalist Cassandra Vinograd found something surprising when she was reporting in Bentiu, one of the most conflict-affected places in the country. Rape is now so common there that the stigma around it is, slowly, starting to change. It’s not uncommon for women to be thrown out of their homes after being “spoiled,” but the husband of a woman called Cecilia understood how war had changed their world. He told her: “Take heart — this is the situation of war. It is good they have not killed you.” — Jina Moore, East Africa bureau chief http://nyti.ms/2CNo00M

Cassandra Vinograd
'They Came to Kill'

Hope you'll read my latest for The Washington Post, which looks at troubling developments in C.A.R.'s conflict. FULL STORY & PHOTOS: http://wapo.st/2yDgAvH

 Displaced people wait for rations in Bria, Central African Republic, on Sept. 26. (Cassandra Vinograd/The Washington Post)

Displaced people wait for rations in Bria, Central African Republic, on Sept. 26. (Cassandra Vinograd/The Washington Post)

Cassandra Vinograd
News!

Am beyond thrilled that the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has given me another grant – this time to go report on the absence of state in Central African Republic. I'll be heading back there soon... Watch this space for project updates: http://bit.ly/2htydqY

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Cassandra Vinograd
Girl Be Heard

What a weekend. The Pulitzer Center's "Gender Lens" conference was filled with fascinating panels and interesting perspectives. And I was particularly moved by the talented young women of "Girl Be Heard," who brought our words to life in their powerful performances. Thank you for the beautiful interpretations, Girl Be Heard! 

Cassandra Vinograd