who are we?

Is there a haircut of international justice? When visiting the Hague, actress Sharon Stone noted the similarity of her asymmetrical bob to ours. Two journalists, one haircut; obviously our next move was to start a podcast to talk about justice for genocide, crimes against humanity and warcrimes, with women experts and commentators, because they aren’t always first in our mental rolodexes. But they should be.

Janet Anderson became an international justice observer in 1998 when working with Rwandan journalists who needed to understand the ICTR, based in Arusha Tanzania. Since then she’s been analysing the post-conflict justice world, especially – being based in the Hague – the ICC. As the founder of Justice Connection, a communications company focused on accountability mechanisms, she manages a number of on and offline spaces for engagement on peace and justice and supports many fellow journalists through trainings and visits to courts and tribunals. She’s also a campaigns specialist, working with NGO teams on how to use media in their work for human rights and social change. Many years ago she started as a radio producer at the BBC World Service, and was a correspondent in West Africa. She has two rescue dogs. She’s also on Linked In.

Stephanie van den Berg is a Reuters journalist reporting on international justice and Dutch news. Her interest in all things war crimes and international tribunals started while covering the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and other The Hague courts in the early 2000s for the Agence France-Presse news agency. After seven years abroad in Senegal and the Balkans she returned to The Hague and international courts with her family and three rehabilitated Serbian street cats a few years ago.

Margherita Capacci is our Patreon producer, and she helps produce some of our partner projects. During her degree in Economics and Social Sciences, she lived and hiked in Tasmania and Dresden. Passionate about migration, she then volunteered with a Serbia-based NGO. After completing the Master’s in Journalism in Groningen, she moved to the Hague where she is also working as a freelance journalist.

We also have a brilliant team of assistant producers who usually join for six months or so. Currently, it’s Susannah Palk. Previous incumbents include Jason Smeets, Dimitra Karapanagiotou, Ilaria Molinari, and Hannah van der Wurff.

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