Around the world, we hear from individuals and journalists about why information matters − it connects citizens with their governments; it helps families make decisions:
“People need to know if their communities are safe.”
“People need to know what their leaders are doing. And leaders need to know people are watching.”
Our new video brings local voices from around the world together to explain, “The need for information is universal. But not everyone has access.”
These are media leaders making a difference in their communities –reporting, tweeting, filming, and more, to spread the information that individuals need.
Watch it, share it, and add your voice: What do you want to say?
PS: Here’s one way to lend your voice. Internews is supporting the 1 Billion Rising campaign, a global call to women and men across the planet to demand an end to violence against women and girls.
Our action is to encourage women around the world to make their voice heard in the media on February 14th – write a letter to the editor, call into your local radio show, or blog and tweet about it. Use #1BillionRising and #RaisingMyVoice to share your story.