After watching the “Witness Training Program Video” and reflecting on the major news stories this past week- I really began to reevaluate my intake of information from the media, much more than I have before. The events that have taken place in the past couple weeks, have been more than horrific. The amount of lives lost in Kenya, Beirut, Syria, Paris and MANY more places is devastating. And although there have been so many incidents where lives have been taken, I have mainly only heard about Paris- this being a great deal, my fault. I haven’t sought out my news from sources other than CNN- whose stories pop up on my screen without my having to do anything. I have been lazy. I simply open the app and read the top stories- which are mostly updates on the Paris attacks.
After watching the Witness Video- I felt guilty. There are so many people in this world who deserve to be heard- just as much as any person(s) who is the subject of a major news story deserves to be heard. We should be informing ourselves on more than just the major stories. There is so much importance in expanding the scope through which we get your our news.