Today, our friends at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched the organization’s first English blog from Washington, DC. Recently, I spoke with the man behind Intercross – Simon Schorno, the ICRC’s Spokesperson for North America – to learn more about his plans for the site.
What is Intercross?
Intercross was the telex address of ICRC’s Washington delegation in 1941; we’ve named the blog after this piece of history. We are very excited to finally have a space where American readers can find news and commentary on armed conflict, humanitarian action and international humanitarian law. At a time when conflict-related issues are at the forefront of so many relevant debates, Intercross will strive to inform and engage those interested in these issues in Washington and beyond.
What types of posts can we expect from your blog?
In coming weeks and months, Intercross will feature the voices of ICRC staff working in crises situations around the world along with reporting from the field and the work of some of today’s best war photographers. The blog also has a dedicated humanitarian policy section where readers will be able to read about the Geneva Conventions and the thinking that shapes today’s humanitarian action. In addition, Intercross will regularly publish guest posts from humanitarian experts and journalists working outside of the global Red Cross network.
How can we support this new blog?
Read a few posts, become a subscriber and let friends know about this fantastic new blog. Intercross welcomes comments and we would love to hear from our readers. We sincerely hope that you can join the discussion. You can also follow the ICRC in Washington, DC and Intercross on Twitter (@icrc_dc).