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Watching the Watchmen

Claudia Rosett
The Americas

American investigative journalist Claudia Rosett reminds the audience that one of the tasks of watchdog organizations is to seek the truth and amplify it for to the world, because the most powerful tool used by oppressive regimes is “the big lie”—the claim that atrocities are justified, or that they never even took place at all. She urges us not to accept information blindly, even when it comes from recognizable names in the human rights community. Rosett implores the audience to observe, document, demand the truth, and remind the watchmen and the world that freedom is a universal right.