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MIGS media coverage - June 2016

Posted on June 30, 2016

June 24, 2016

MIGS non-resident fellow Michael Petrou published an op-ed on titled “Squabbling over the slaughter: The Commons debate on ISIS has been shallow and pointless — on all sides.”

June 22, 2016

MIGS non-resident journalism fellow Michael Petrou published a feature article on titled “Out of Iraq’s ashes, Kurdistan grows,” discussing Canada’s accidental nation-building in Kurdistan.

June 21, 2016

Kyle Matthews was a guest on CKNW’s The Jon McComb Show, where he discussed a series of law suits against Twitter and social media giants for letting ISIS use their platforms.

June 20, 2016

Kyle Matthews was quoted by Radio Canada International in an article titled “Opposition urges Liberals to recognize other genocides committed by ISIS.” Listen to his full audio interview here.

June 17, 2016

Kyle Matthews was interviewed by the Kingston Whig-Standard in an article titled, “Internet plays major role in hate.”

June 16, 2016

Kyle Matthews was quoted in the Toronto Star article, “Dion accepts UN report that calls Daesh attacks on Yazidis genocide.”

June 12, 2016

Kyle Matthews was interviewed by the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) network about MIGS’ work in Canada and the role of parliamentarians in mass atrocity prevention.

June 9, 2016

Kyle Matthews was quoted in an iPolitics article on the clash between Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion and the Conservative Party over the use of “genocide” as a label for ISIS atrocities.

June 7, 2016

Kyle Matthews and Frank Chalk joined 39 other human rights experts, former and current parliamentarians, and other eminent Canadians in signing an Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging public inquiry on Afghan detainee transfers. The letter was released by the Rideau Institute on June 8, 2016.

June 6, 2016

MIGS and 43 other NGOs signed a letter to the US Congress urging congressional action on atrocities prevention following President Obama’s March 18, 2016 issue of Executive Order 13729, “A Comprehensive Approach to Atrocity Prevention and Response.”

June 3, 2016

Rex Brynen, who spoke at MIGS’ Professional Training Program about “Exploring matrix games for mass atrocity prevention and response,” reviewed the events and outcomes that unfolded when participants in the Training Program played a version of the ISIS Crisis matrix game.


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