Tag Archives: Freedom

if it weren’t for Egypt

One year ago today, I thought I might have made a mistake.  After three and a half years of college in Kentucky, I decided to spend my last semester committing journalism in Washington DC through the Best Semester DC Journalism Center program.  Having felt led to go in this direction and experience the change I so utterly desired left me beyond excited. There were programs all over the world I could take part in, and in the beginning I would never have imagined Washington.

Ever since I started college I knew I would end up doing one of these semesters.   There was absolutely no way I could spend the ‘entire’ experience on the same campus for four years and I had never felt more led to step out and change my circumstances (much like I felt when I started college and how I’m feeling right about now). Continue reading “if it weren’t for Egypt” »

the most ignored Human Rights Crisis

With the recent death of the oppressive Kim Jong-il, the world ought to be reminded that there is no country on this planet with less freedom than North Korea.  Although we may (rightfully) make fun of the deceased dictator for his bizarre claims and behavior and laugh at his puppet like character, let’s not be ignorant to what the people of his country face.  Below is a letter that will give you more insight into this world without any form of freedom.  Read it through and support my noble friend as she travels as a voice on behalf of the voiceless. Continue reading “the most ignored Human Rights Crisis” »

#hashtags can change the world

For Hundreds of years, since the dawn of the printing press, people have never been able to communicate or voice a means of free expression as they do today.  The greatest tool for transparency and free speech the world has ever known has only just recently developed in our lifetime.  We’re looking at just the very beginning of an era that is arguably much greater and maybe even more significant than the industrial revolution.  Today, we are experiencing an information and free expression insurgency.

The lines of journalism are becoming blurred as well as like lines between video, magazine, newspaper, books, blogs, social networks.. it’s all morphing into something.. at a rapidly fast pace and changing almost daily.  We’re watching now as people, companies and governments grapple with the most influential source that is not in any way physically tangible but limitless and permanent. Continue reading “#hashtags can change the world” »