The Eyes and Ears Nuba reporting team wants to thank everyone for
the fantastic support that has been shown to our mission.
In one week we have surpassed our minimum project-funding goal,
which means we have been able to throw ourselves into creating an innovative
media platform to bring the story of the war in the Nuba Mountains to the rest
of the world and the rest of Sudan. Every dollar that we are given goes
directly into this effort.
Please pass on our Kickstarter fundraising imitative to friends and family. We
all have the chance to be part of an innovative grassroots media initiative
that can have a massive impact on the ground. Our fundraising goal during the next 40 days is $40,000 which will allow us to concentrate solely on our work rather than fundraising over the next year.
In the last week we have also received a flood of media attention,
some examples include:
NY Times – By Nicolas Kirstof: "Seeing Echoes of Darfur" , "Dodging Bombers in Sudan" ,
"Battling Sudan's Bombs with Videos"
NBC Today Show and Rock
Center Special with Ann Curry
Wire on Bible School Bombing in Sudan
Congressman Wolf sends letter to Obama with video from Eyes and
Ears Reporting Team: http://allafrica.com/stories/201202021539.html
Our job is to turn your support and the current media
coverage into sustained international and local commitment to stop the conflict
in the Nuba Mountains. For a small team with a small budget this is an
ambitious goal, but if this week has shown us anything, it is that it is
We are particularly emboldened by your individual support,
housewives and soldiers, activists, and journalists, nurses and students have
all donated to this project both large and small. But just as valuable as your
financial support is your voice, and that is the key to this project. We want
our website to function as a megaphone to the global community, a voice that
will be there regardless of what is popular in the headlines to remind the
world of a conflict that needs to end.
For months the world has turned it's back on the conflict in the
Nuba mountains, but we feel we have been given a critical opportunity to keep
the light on this isolated and beautiful part of the world until Sudan's
government stops their bombs and makes a genuine attempt at peace with it's own
civilians after decades of war.
Over the next month we will work hard to create the
infrastructure for a reporting organization that can sustain itself in the long
term. We want to thank you all for your incredible support over the last
week. In the next month we will bring you more information about our work, and
ways that you can help directly change the situation. We thank you all
profoundly for your support, and will try to individually answer your messages
as soon as we can.
The Eyes and Ears Nuba Reporting Team