Review: CNN Freedom Project

CNN has launched a 2011 news campaign called the CNN Freedom Project. According the project’s website, CNN hopes the project will “join the fight to end modern-day slavery and shine a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplify the voices of the victims, highlight success stories and help unravel the complicated tangle of criminal … Continue reading

A Conversation on Human Trafficking

A while back a reader who interns with Public Broadcasting in Central Pennsylvania sent along an interview for me to view and share. The conversation is with Mary Burke, the founder and executive director of the Project to End Human Trafficking. The production is very public broadcasting. Don’t worry! That doesn’t mean there’s a fundraiser … Continue reading

Craigslist, The Post, and Freedom

You’ve probably heard that recently, after many long ordeals and forceful requests by various state attorneys general, Craigslist finally shut down its adult services ads. Many people wrongly believe that the pressure against Craigslist was related only to prostitution, and thus are angered by the presumed attempt to censor an act that some activists think … Continue reading

Media in Exile

Newspaper mural on Berlin Wall – by Pashan T.P. Mishra, author of the Handbook for Journalists in Exile, recently came out with a guide to help refugees start their own media in their host countries. It is a guide for true journalists. People who fled home to find freedom of speech, among other things, have … Continue reading

Found in Translation

Recently my husband went with Refugee Services to pick up a refugee from the airport and help him get to his new home. Usually this involves showing the individual or family around their new apartment, helping them understand what food is on their shelves, and then leaving them alone so that they can sleep for … Continue reading

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