Do You Know This Woman?

I’d like to shake things up a bit here at Wilson’s Words and Pictures and begin a series about writers, journalists and photographers who deserve to be highlighted and honored for their good – no, let’s say great – works in the world.

Mainstream news agencies in the United States seem to focus almost exclusively on news coverage  within the United States.  International news is incomplete at best.  In many ways news reporting is extremely isolationist and resembles a mirroring of itself back to itself – an endless feedback loop perpetuated by the big business of the media industry.  And during election time it only gets worse.

I’d like to do my part and focus on the news media heroes that are Truth Tellers.  And many of them literally live by the motto:  The truth will set you free and it may even get you killed.  Because when you learn the truth of something hideous you have two options: 1. Look at it square in the eye and do something about it, or 2. Look the other way and forget you ever saw it.

Of course, there are injustices in the United States, also, and many good news smiths are getting the investigative word out in this country.  Injustice and corruption do not happen somewhere out there – they are everywhere.  So any place and anybody is fair game for my series.  But enough with the introductions.

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