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Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

Malala Yousufzai's story is important not only as a news story, but as a human rights impact story -- and what it can inspire about our desire to get involved and "take action." When we see and hear a story like hers, we want to do something.

TV Worth Watching: Link TV Expands Your World View One Program at a Time

Joel Brokaw | Posted 01.01.2013 | Media
Joel Brokaw

Filling a void by bringing to light societal issues rarely covered by mainstream media is a major reason why Link TV has not only thrived but is expanding. It is perhaps the only television channel in the world that measures its success not in ratings, but in getting people off their sofas into engagement and action.

WATCH: GLOBAL SPIRIT: Oneness - The Big Picture (VIDEO)

Stephen Olsson | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

We asked our two guests to each tell us a story about a personal experience of Oneness that each of them had at some point in their lives

Can A Rat Change The World? The Unusual Players In Social Innovation

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

Electric soccer balls, life-saving sleeping bags, and water on wheels...business as usual? Well, it depends on who you ask.

Sarabah: A Female Rapper Wrestles With A Taboo Subject

Michal Shapiro | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact
Michal Shapiro

Fatou is a driven woman. She was driven to rise to being one of the most recognized rappers in her homeland of Senegal, and now she is driven to stop the practice of female genital cutting.

What Does It Take to Educate a Girl? (and Why Does It Matter?)

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 08.22.2011 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

For millions of girls, going to school is a life dream that's out of reach. Why? Early marriage, child labor, pregnancy, lack of access, violence. Solving the problem is a gauntlet deeply grounded in cultural traditions and the ripple effects of poverty.

Moms In Mind: A Look Into The Lives Of Mothers Around The World

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

In many parts of the developing world, the day a woman becomes a mother is a day too often obscured by terrible tragedy and danger. She will face losing her baby and losing her own life.

Al Jazeera English Gets A Temporary Home In U.S.

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Al-Jazeera English has temporarily gained a long-sought American television outlet for its coverage of the Egyptian turmoil, an event...

Information Poverty and Giving Thanks

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

A decade ago, I was in India, directing a documentary film about global poverty. While shooting there, I met a mischievous, roly-poly researcher name...

VIDEO: Using Web 3.0 Technology to Share Stories that can Change the World

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

We have five more years to make good on the specific Millennium Declaration promise, but we have a lifetime to care for our fellow citizens of the world. Watch, connect, spread the information, and speak up.

American Muslim Film Competition: One Nation, Many Voices

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wajahat Ali

Link TV's Muslim American Film Competition should be applauded for using more than two paint colors to characterize the vitality of the American Muslim experience.

Speak Up for Human Rights: The Price of Silence is Much Too High

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

2008-12-09-marcia_silence.jpg In an effort to rally attention to the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty International is releasing the international song and video, The Price of Silence.