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” »
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” »
This fall, a conversation started that has captured global attention. A conversation that might be the most interesting in decades; something that’s never before happened has sprung up and sparked a giant awakening.
This conversation has really stirred a lot of people on all ends of the political and ideological spectrums. It’s a discussion that’s been debated, skewed, spun, extremely confused, tried to be stamped out, silenced, manipulated and in some cases hijacked or attempts to hijack by people, political factions and of course, the media. In many cases the conversation has been greatly misunderstood, seen by some as an incredible threat and by others, an incredible hope. Continue reading “the beginning is near” »