Press Mentions

Mer et Marine

OBP's Associate Director Interviewed in Mer et Marine

The work of Oceans Beyond Piracy is profiled in this interview with Associate Director Jérôme Michelet, who talked about OBP's role in analyzing piracy, intensifying dialogue among stakeholders, and negotiating the release of hostages. Read more in the English version here

The article is also available in the original French.


OEF's President on Building Peace in Colombia

During a recent trip to Colombia, OEF President Larry Sampler responded to questions from El País, one of Colombia’s largest newspapers. The resulting Q & A provides Larry’s insights on attaining sustainable peace after prolonged conflict and on how OEF’s PASO Colombia program is working with communities to build peace at the territorial level. The article is in Spanish and available here.


One Earth Future Featured on Fox31 Denver

After 4 1/2 years of captivity, 26 hostages of Somali pirates were released in late October in large part thanks to a Broomfield nonprofit, Oceans Beyond Piracy.

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Colorado Group Has Hand in Freeing Hostages Held by Pirates

A group of hostages was released after 18 months of humanitarian work through several groups, including Broomfield's One Earth Future.

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Boulder Weekly article on Colombia peace process

Trading Bullets for Ballots

OEF and PASO Colombia's work to transform conflict in Colombia is featured in this story on the role that communities and negotiators are playing in the peace process.

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US Group Worked To Free Hostages

John Steed, the Horn of Africa director for OEF's program Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), worked for nearly two years to gain the release of 26 hostages freed by Somali pirates.

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Hostages Held by Somali Pirates Are Freed

Following more than four years in captivity, 26 Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates have returned to safety, with support from OEF's program Oceans Beyond Piracy.

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The Politics of Inclusion in the DRC

OEF Researcher Jay Benson analyzes the possible motivations for incidents of political repression and inclusion by President Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Our Secure Future Senior Advisor Argues More Female Peacekeepers Will Reduce Incidents of Sexual Violence

Sahana Dharmapuri, senior advisor for One Earth Future's program, Our Secure Future, advocates for more women serving as U.N. peacekeepers as one way to decrease the incidence of sexual violence and exploitation at the hands of those trusted to keep the peace in conflict zones.

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Shuraako Announces Powering Progress Fund

OEF's Shuraako program has partnered with Dahabshil Bank International and the Arsenault Family Foundation for the Powering Progress Fund, which aims to create impact through investments in renewable energy technology.

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