Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thinking about un-royal babies

I'm thinking about Ugandan, Syrian, Congolese, and yes, American babies who aren't fortunate enough to be born into royal privilege. I'm especially worried about Congolese refugee children barely scraping by in western Uganda, and Syrian refugee children living in squalid camps in Lebanon and elsewhere.

As peace journalists, our role is to tell their story, and keep telling their story, so that these babies might get what they need to survive. I only wish the story of the world's most vulnerable refugees could somehow command just 1/50th of the coverage of the royal baby.

Incidentally, I'd love to do a comprehensive peace journalism project that focuses on reporting refugees in places like Uganda, Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon. Any funders out there?

Chapter one free--no strings attached, or at least, visible strings

For a limited time only (well, not really, but it sounds more urgent this way), you can get a free download of chapter one of my book, Professor Komagum: Teaching peace journalism and battling insanity in Uganda. Click here to download or just to read chapter one. The entire book is also available on Amazon either in print form or in e-book form.

I have asked the NSA not to track your consumption/purchase of my book. Keep your fingers crossed.

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