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How can you see the truth if it cannot be told?

Posted by Simon Beyrand | 17-02-2013 20:45 | Category: Human rights, Media



Reporters Without Borders: How can you see the truth if it cannot be told?

Everyone has the right to be informed. This is the raison d’être of Reporters Without Borders, a French NGO that raises public awareness regarding the role of information. After an inspiring print campaign released in September 2012, Reporters Without Borders implemented lately the website VoicelessEyes, offering an innovative digital experiment.


Once on voiceless-eyes.com, the user activates his webcam and compares information from two levels of availability: censored vs uncensored.

Censored (the user put his hand over his mouth = truth is hidden)

Reporters Without Borders: How can you see the truth if it cannot be told?

How can you see the truth if it cannot be told? April 16th 1996 - Liberia – A street in Liberia.

Uncensored (the user takes off his hand = truth is unveiled)

Reporters Without Borders: How can you see the truth if it cannot be told?

A child soldier, Kalashnikov gun in hand, in a street in Liberia.

The end of the experiment reveals two impacting figures: since 10 years, 679 journalists died of informing us - currently, 156 journalists are imprisoned throughout the world.

This digital device allows the users to appreciate the power of information. However, the mechanism is difficult to experiment for an uninitiated web user, which reduces the influence of this insightful campaign.


Advertiser:
Reporters Without Borders
Agency:
Agence 84
Source:
Doc News







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