Friday, 13 January 2017

SumTips: 7 Ways to #StandWithStreep

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Earlier this week, American actress Meryl Streep won the Golden Globes’ 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” In accepting the award, Streep turned the audience’s attention to an event unrelated to Hollywood: she referred to American President-Elect Donald Trump’s decision to mock a disabled reporter as an act that “sank hooks in [her] heart.”

In response, she asked for a “principled press to hold power to account” and specifically requested that Hollywood support the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonprofit in support of press freedom worldwide.

SumRando has been a longtime fan of CPJ, as well as of the organizations below that support a free and fact-finding press:
  • IFEX: a global network of organizations connected by a shared commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. 
  • International Press Institute: a global network of journalists, editors and media executives, working to defend media freedom and the free flow of news wherever they are threatened.
  • Afghanistan Journalists Center: a nongovernmental body that works to defend rights of Afghan journalists and ensure freedom of expression in Afghanistan and a member of IFEX.
  • Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility: a Philippine nonprofit working to build up the press and news media as pillars of democratic society through programs that uphold press freedom, promote responsible journalism and encourage journalistic excellence.
  • Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA): a nonprofit campaigning for genuine press freedom in Southeast Asia.
  • Instituto Prensa y Sociedad Venezuela: a Venezuelan organization working for the right to freedom of expression, the right to information and a freedom of the press that allows for the scrutiny of power.
  • Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA): an organization working to achieve media freedom and free expression for all as an essential part of strengthening democracy in southern Africa.
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