Corinne Dufka

Corinne Dufka is now a senior researcher in Human Rights Watch's Africa Division with specialized expertise in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, and Guinea and is in charge of the organization's work in West Africa. From 1999-2004, Dufka was based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, both as a researcher for Human Rights Watch and, in 2002 during a year's sabbatical, as a criminal investigator for the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Dufka worked as a photojournalist for the Reuters news agency, covering conflicts in Central America, Europe and Africa, and as a psychiatric social worker in San Francisco. In 1997 she won the 1997 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation. She has a master's degree in social welfare from the University of California at Berkeley.

Some of her photos are available at World Press Photo, which in 1996 gave her the Spot News stories award.

The photo below is of soldiers from the Rwandan Patriotic Army, the force which stopped the genocide, looking over a pile of skulls of genocide victims.

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