This week the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) took a big step into the blogosphere with the launch of Intercross. The new blog is written and curated by Simon Schorno, ICRC’s spokesman in DC:
Intercross is about the plight of children, women and men affected by armed conflict and armed violence. Intercross is about humanitarian action. It is about the work the ICRC and international humanitarian law and the rich history of the institution I am proud to be part of. And it is about interacting with you, our readers, and building a place for news and commentary on armed conflict that is credible and, hopefully, relevant.
The initial set of posts on the blog are great, some new articles and some old op-eds. The ICRC has long had a presence on the internet, but from the looks of it Intercross is their first true blog: personal, informal, and at least somewhat opinionated (which is rather rare for the ICRC). I look forward to see how their blog develops and wish them luck!
Christopher R. Albon is a political science Ph.D. specializing in armed conflict, public health, human security, and health diplomacy.