According to Reporters Without Borders, 2013 has already seen the death of 26 journalists; 180 reporters are currently imprisoned. Each week, on average, a journalist dies while doing his or her jo...
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Let's use social media to promote global awareness!
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So you win again my friend. Yesterday you took a man who made us all laugh and sometimes cry. You took a man who was famous to all and not…
Do you know that NASA has about 500 social media accounts across multiple networks? This means a big social media team and a lot of work! Well, when you have the right people, you can achieve anything. Case in point, the agency has won several Shorty Awards over the years, including one for best government use of social media.
Poets, musicians, actors and activists packed an empty shop in a Kabul mall to commemorate the short life and violent death of a woman who has become a symbol for justice and women's rights in a country that historically elevates warlords and battlefield heroes to national icons.
People reading mean tweets is turning into a PSA genre. Last month, the Canadian Safe School Network took Jimmy Kimmel's hit comedy bit, usually featuring celebrities, and repurposed it as a potent anti-cyberbullying ad. Now, Raising the Roof Canada has upped the ante even further with a stunning and heartbreaking spot about the homeless.
TORONTO - One of Canada's largest chicken producers has launched an investigation into alleged animal rights violations at its slaughtering facility, a year after an Ontario court found it guilty of failing to provide humane treatment for thousands of poultry.Maple…
A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, Nanking tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking – which was then China’s capital – to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen – including a Nazi named John Rabe – bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter.
The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos of the events, and testimonies of former Japanese soldiers. At the heart of Nanking is a filmed stage reading of the Westerners’ letters and diaries, featuring Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway and Jurgen Prochnow. Through its interweave of archival images, testimonies of survivors, and readings of first hand accounts, the film puts the viewer on the streets of Nanking and brings the forgotten past to startling life.
Nanking is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people – a gripping account of light in the darkest of times.