For the Journalist

As I was going through videos in the StoryCenter on Youtube, I found this very powerful video that I think truly exemplifies what it means to speak out. The video is narrated by a journalist from Bangladesh who gave his life for justice for a poor housewife that was killed by her mother-in-law for lacking a dowry. His story is especially powerful because of the images and imagery he uses throughout the story. The details of being beaten almost to death just for trying to help reveal the injustice done to a woman were moving beyond words. From then on instead of focusing on the immense injustice done to him, the journalist dropped his own case and fought for someone who couldn’t fight for herself. This act of selflessness really demonstrates what it really means to speak out.

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