29 March 2006

Hooray for Peter Gabriel!

Peter Gabriel is getting this year's Frankfurt Music prize. Yay! Info in English (it's a Google translation so take it for what it's worth) and German. He grapples with weird and big questions in his music. And he stands up for human rights. I love that.

About WITNESS, a group he helped found:

WITNESS uses the power of video to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. By partnering with local organizations around the globe, WITNESS empowers human rights defenders to use video to shine a light on those most affected by human rights violations, and to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools of justice. Over the past decade, WITNESS has partnered with groups in more than 60 countries, bringing often unseen images, untold stories and seldom heard voices to the attention of key decision makers, the media, and the general public -- catalyzing grassroots activism, political engagement, and lasting change.

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