Democracy is an important part of global freedom and an important aspect of democracy is ones right to say what they want. This is very important among journalists because some of them do extensive research and reveal things some groups want to remain a secret. These groups may decide that a is journalist close to reveal their secrets and get rid of them.
This is what happened to Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak. He was found with his fiancée in their apartment, both dead with visible bullet wounds. He was suspected to be killed by a branch of the Italian mafia called ‘Ndrangheta. They are suspected because he was working on a story about ties between the mafia and the Slovak prime minister. Soon after this was reported the Slovak prime minister resigned.
eat democracies are facing. People being silenced so they can’t say what they want to say.
Brick Lane is a movie about a Bangladeshi family that moved to live in Brick Lane located in London. Brick Lane is also the center of the Bangladeshi community in London.
The movie showcases how life in this section of London is and portrays some of the problems that can be experienced in a multi-cultural society. In the movie it shows how it is with both sides. Some of the British people that do not want the people from Bangladesh in their home country are yelling at them to go home, calling them terrorists and damaging their property. On the Bangladesh side of the conflict they start hosting community meetings and debate how they are going to deal with increasing anti-muslim behavior.
The way the movie portrays the relationship between the locals and the Bangladesh shows the locals as extremely violent when it comes to their protests towards the Bangladesh living there, many reasons for this are plausible. They may just be afraid of the change it brings, or they may have genuine hatred towards the Muslim culture in Brick Lane as a whole. either way it shows of a very negative side of multi-culturalism.
Girl Rising is a movie that tell the stories of nine girls. They are Sokha, Wadley, Suma, Yasmin, Azmera, Ruksana, Senna, Mariama and Amina. They grew up dealing with different circumstances and with different hardships, but despite that many of them are doing well for themselves from what has been reported. although nothing has been heard from Amina for quite a while due to danger it could put her in.
The story that made the biggest impression on me would be Mariamas. She had a hard start but managed to pull through and get a job that allowed her to help others. it is very inspiring to see someone who once struggled at the start of their life being able to help and reach out to others who are struggling as well.
«One girl with courage is a revolution»
This is a phrase that can be heard throughout the girl rising campaign. What the phrase could imply is that a single girl that is brave enough to take a chance could spark inspiration in others and drive them to cause a change they wish for.
The girls of them story do not consider themselves victims. This may come as a surprise to some considering what some of them have been through. I believe they do not consider themselves victims is because all of them fought and worked hard for what they wanted. through their hard work they gained the strength to fulfil their dreams and not be pushed down by others.
For those that have not watched the movie and are unfamiliar with the situation some of these girls grew up with. They may experience a shock when they see the struggle many of the girls in these countries live with. we only saw the story of nine girls while there are several thousands of girls living in a similar instance and maybe even worse. When you think about just how many this affects it may baffle most people that have little to no knowledge about this situation.
The importance of water mentions a lot about how important water is to young women and children in developing countries. The lack of clean drinking water in these countries affect women in several ways. An example of this is something as simple as women having to fetch water for their families. It does not sound so bad when phrased in a simple manner, but you must know that the closest clean water source may be 2-3 miles away from where they live and may take an hour or more to fetch some water.
This influences alot in these women’s lives. they have less free time to do as they like, and they have less time for school. They lose time to do these things because they must walk several trips a day to fetch enough clean water to last them maybe only one day.
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Thirst is a story about a world where there is little water and how it affected the world. in this world water was the most precious resource. most countries created defenses to protect their water from invading countries and laws were introduced that slowly limited the peoples use of water more and more.
It was a bit intriguing to read it and think if a situation like this could occur in reality. In some less developed countries I could potentially imagine this happening, But not so much in most modern countries.
For my first post I will be writing about the 17 Sustainable development goals the UN have chosen and which ones I consider most important. The one I consider to be the most important is about life below water. The reason I believe life below water is important is because how much our future may depend on the ocean as a resource. The ocean holds many resources like food and the alternative to produce plastic with seaweed. I think a very important part about the ocean is plastic as it is always in demand around the world, and will present a better alternative than using oil for plastic.
When the oil eventually runs out the ocean will become one of the most important source for resources. That is why I believe it is important to take care of the ocean and what is in it because of how much value it will provide in the far future.