This year 10 Mke looked at the issue of conflict diamonds as part of their ‘Get Up! Stand Up!’ theme study. Blood diamonds are in the news at the moment because UN war crimes prosecutors in The Hague are calling for the British supermodel Naomi Campbell to be compelled to testify over claims that she was given “blood diamonds” by Liberia’s former president Charles Taylor.
Campbell has refused to comment, storming out of one interview when asked about the issue, knocking over a camera on her way out. She told the US chatshow host Oprah Winfrey: “I don’t want to get involved in this man’s case – he has done some terrible things. I don’t want to put my family in danger.”
Read more at the Guardian.