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International Center for Transitional Justice Donation to TRC

April 14, 2008

MONROVIA (TRC)?A video camera estimated at USD $10.000 has been loaned to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) for TRC technical support.

As the TRC carries on the nationwide public hearings, the ICTJ said that it feels obliged to loan the video camera and its related accessories to the commission for qualitative and effective recordings of proceedings of the hearings.

The ICTJ noted that given the constraints the commission is faced with, it decided to purchase the video camera at its own discretion as a means of enhancing the works of the TRC, particularly with the ongoing public hearings.

According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed over the weekend, the TRC will provide the ICTJ copies of all the Commission- approved, edited version of each and every day of public hearings videotaped on mini-DV tapes by the production facility/entity.

The MOU further states that the Commission will grant the ICTJ permission to utilize the video materials, including the extraction of portions for use only in trainings conducted by the ICTJ, for educational, non-commercial purposes.

Receiving the video camera on behalf of the TRC, the Executive Secretary Mr. Nathaniel T. Kwabo expressed gratification for the gesture and promised that the equipment will be used for its intended purpose.

Mr. Kwabo added that the thoughtfulness of the ICTJ on the Commission is an indication of good partnership thatwould benefit not only Liberians, but the entire international community.

Richmond S. Anderson

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