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“MINI” elves hit the streets of Toronto

In Beauty, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 31, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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MINI contest has huge festive cheer

December 13, 2010 @ 02:00PM

Toronto, ON – MINI Canada took its Facebook contest to the streets of Toronto with the help of eight holiday elves, three all-new gift-wrapped MINI Countryman models, a celebrity host and some rockin’ tunes – all in the festive spirit of making new friends. Read the rest of this entry »

Shining a light on safe holiday decorating

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 30, 2010 at 3:00 AM

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December 13, 2010 @ 01:00PM

Mississauga, ON – Many Ontarians are planning to purchase electrical products during this holiday season, however almost half (49 per cent) do not look for electrical safety symbols when purchasing electrical merchandise including indoor and outdoor holiday decorations. Safety certification symbols are designed to help consumers determine which products have been tested and meet safety standards. Read the rest of this entry »

Speak up, take the pledge and help save a life

In book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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LCBO’s “Deflate the Elephant” campaign launches new solutions to help prevent drinking and driving this holiday season

December 13, 2010 @ 01:00PM

The LCBO is encouraging Ontarians to go online and take the pledge to help prevent drinking and driving as part of its “Deflate the Elephant” social responsibility campaign. A new Facebook site invites visitors to pledge their commitment to helping prevent friends, family and colleagues from getting behind the wheel impaired after a holiday party or get-together. Read the rest of this entry »

Gift and prepaid cards may carry fees

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 28, 2010 at 1:00 AM

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FCAC advises consumers to look before they buy

December 13, 2010 @ 12:00PM

Ottawa – Gift cards and other prepaid cards have become a popular gift–giving option. But they can cost more than the amount printed on the front—and they can mean costs for the gift recipient, too. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) has just produced a tip sheet, Prepaid Cards: 10 Things to Consider Before Buying to help consumers learn more about prepaid cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Get connected to great rewards this holiday season

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 27, 2010 at 1:00 AM

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– AIR MILES® launches first Canadian loyalty mobile application, helping holiday shoppers earn rewards on the go –

December 08, 2010 @ 07:30AM

TORONTO – Canadians can deck their halls and earn AIR MILES reward miles – on the go! More than 10 million active AIR MILES Collectors use the program to get the most value out of their holiday purchases. Now, Collectors can enjoy even more opportunities to stuff their stockings with the AIR MILES mobile application available for iPhone and BlackBerry users. The first loyalty application of its kind for smartphone users in Canada, it allows Collectors to easily find AIR MILES Sponsors wherever they are, get access to exclusive bonus offers and use mobile offers in-store. With 75 per cent of all Canadian households owning a mobile phone1 and nearly one-third of them using a smartphone2, the new mobile application makes it easier for Collectors to earn more reward miles this holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

theScore & FanXchange Offer Fans a Faster Way to Find Tickets

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 26, 2010 at 1:00 AM

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December 09, 2010 @ 11:45AM

TORONTO — Buying tickets to see the next big game just got a whole lot easier! FanXchange, Canada’s online ticket marketplace, and theScore, home to hardcore sports fans, announced their newest offering to simplify the hunt for the best tickets. The new alliance enables users to quickly search for seats contextually via theScore.com to buy their sports tickets in real-time, safely and securely. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Holidays from Donna Magazine

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2010 at 3:00 AM

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I wish you a peaceful, prosperous and perfect holiday. Please keep on reading and thank you for your continued support. May God Bless You!!!

Canadians Invited to Send Video Holiday Wishes to Canadian Troops

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 24, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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December 02, 2010 @ 08:00AM

TORONTO – Sears is calling on all Canadians to send video messages to Canadian troops who will be away from their families this holiday season as part of a special program unveiled today. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Greetings from America

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2010 at 4:55 PM

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Friend —

This time of year, Americans around the country are taking the time to exchange heartfelt messages with friends and loved ones, reflecting on the past year. They write of achievements and setbacks, of births, graduations, promotions, and moves. Read the rest of this entry »

Tattooed with 100,000 Websites!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 22, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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Quebecer to break a Guinness world record

December 06, 2010 @ 01:00AM

MONTREAL– Patrick Vaillancourt, a 29-year-old from Montreal, will attempt to break a world record by being tattooed with 100,000 Internet addresses. The time limit: one year. But judging by the interest the Back 2 The Light project has already aroused, Patrick Vaillancourt has every hope of becoming the man with “the most Websites tattooed on his body” before summer 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Young and Newly Licensed Drivers Especially Vulnerable to “Drugging and Driving” During Holidays

In Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 21, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Allstate Canada’s Home for the Holidays program emphasizes impaired driving consequences

December 06, 2010 @ 06:00AM

TORONTO – At a time when the incidence of impaired driving due to prescription and illegal drug use is on the rise, many young and newly licensed drivers will be spending their first holiday season on the road, vulnerable to the temptations of over-indulgence. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada has created the Home for the Holidays program to educate these young drivers in particular about the breadth of consequences that will ensue should they decide to drive while impaired. Read the rest of this entry »

C.C. Chapman to show Ottawa marketers how to make their content rule

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 20, 2010 at 3:00 AM

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Ottawa to be the first stop on marketing expert’s North American book tour

December 06, 2010 @ 01:30PM

On December 8, 2010, marketing expert and social media icon C.C. Chapman will travel from Boston to share his secrets to content marketing and social media with the Ottawa business community in the first stop on his North American book tour. Well known for his extensive writing, audio and video podcasts and his work for major international brands including HBO, Coca-Cola and American Eagle Outfitters, C.C. Chapman is one of the leading voices on marketing and new media. Read the rest of this entry »

NIVEA Kicks-Off the Kiss the One You Love Contest to Bring Together Two Couples in Times Square on New Year’s Eve

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 19, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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Share Your Story and Vote to Reunite Couples as They Prepare to be Kissed this NYE

December 06, 2010 @ 02:45PM

WILTON, CT – NIVEA announced today a call for entries for the Kiss the One You Love Contest on Facebook, a viral campaign that aims to bring together couples that may otherwise be kept apart this holiday season, to share their love stories for a chance to win the opportunity to spend New Year’s Eve together in Times Square. Facebook users can vote for their favorite couple and ultimately decide which two winning couples will be flown to New York City and prepare to be kissed when the clock strikes midnight. Two winning couples will experience one of the most important kisses of the year in Times Square during the world’s most exciting New Year’s Eve celebration. Read the rest of this entry »

Action Canada seeks nominations of promising young Canadians

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 18, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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December 08, 2010 @ 07:00AM

VANCOUVER – Canada’s foremost leadership program, Action Canada, is seeking nominations of promising young Canadians in their early career years to participate in our 2011/2012 national fellowship program. Read the rest of this entry »

New video series launched to help teens manage food allergies

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 17, 2010 at 7:00 AM

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December 09, 2010 @ 08:00AM

Toronto – Anaphylaxis Canada launched a new video series today to help teenagers effectively manage their food allergies and stay safe. This group faces unique challenges in trying to manage potentially life-threatening allergies in various social situations, from attending school to dating, socializing and working. In addition, peer pressure, a tendency towards risky behaviour and the occasional negative portrayal of food allergy – consider this commercial by a US matchmaker service – create a demand for positive, informative messages. Read the rest of this entry »

SUBARU CANADA: BEST NOVEMBER SALES ON RECORD

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2010 at 1:00 AM

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Sales surpass 25,000 units for best year ever

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 1 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to announce that sales of its lineup of Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive vehicles have set a new record for November as well as a new milestone in company history. Total sales climbed to 2,567 units, up 15.9 percent over last November. These record-breaking results also catapulted Subaru over the 25,000-unit mark, making 2010 the best year in company history with still another month left to continue the momentum. Year-to-date sales are up 20.7 percent, fortifying Subaru Canada’s position as the fastest growing Japanese manufacturer in Canada for 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Les ventes de Chrysler Canada bondissent de 34 % en novembre

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Writing (all kinds) on December 15, 2010 at 3:00 AM

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* 12 mois de croissance consécutifs d’une année sur l’autre
* Les ventes totales font un bond de 34 % en novembre
* Les ventes les plus élevées depuis 2002 pour un mois de novembre
* Les ventes de véhicules de marque JeepMD progressent de 41 %
* Meilleures ventes pour un mois de novembre des véhicules Dodge Grand Caravan et Dodge Journey et des camionnettes Ram Read the rest of this entry »

BMW Group Canada achieves best ever November retails

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 14, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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BMW and MINI brands set all-time November records

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Dec. 1 /CNW/ – BMW Group Canada (BMW and MINI brands combined) achieved its best ever November retail sales with 2956 units, an increase of 22.0 % compared to November 2009. On the year, BMW Group Canada reported sales of 29,136 units, representing an increase of 9.0 % over the same period last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota Canada Inc. reports November sales

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 13, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW/ – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) reported November sales of 12,169 vehicles, down 24.5% from November 2009.

Toyota sales in November 2010

Toyota sold 10,861 cars, trucks and SUVs in November, down 26.8% from the previous year.

Highlights for Toyota in November 2010 (versus November 2009):

* Sienna minivan sales up 77.6% – AJAC’s 2011 Canadian Car of the Year category winner
* Avalon full-size sedan sales up 57.1%
* Highlander mid-size SUV sales up 33.4%
* Sequoia full-size SUV sales up 29.2% Read the rest of this entry »

Mercedes-Benz Canada reports its best November ever and delivers the first smart fortwo electric drive vehicles in Canada

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 12, 2010 at 6:00 AM

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TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW/ – Mercedes-Benz Canada reported today that the group achieved its best November ever on record with a total of 2,631 Mercedes-Benz and smart units retailed throughout the month. This is up 17.5% compared to November 2009, and propels overall growth to 14.2% with a total of 28,428 vehicles delivered year-to-date. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to Parliament: A Job with No Description

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2010 at 7:00 AM

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New report identifies little consistency in how former MPs describe the core purpose of a Member of Parliament; exposes largely unexplored aspects of Canadian political leadership

November 30, 2010 @ 08:00AM

Toronto, ON (November 30, 2010) – A new report released today contains more bad news than good regarding the current state of Canadian democracy. “Welcome to Parliament: A Job with No Description” documents exit interviews with 65 Members of Parliament (MPs) who recently left public life, and reveals little consistency in how they described the core purpose of an MP. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s not NIMBYism – I just don’t trust you

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 10, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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New nationwide poll identifies credibility gap between individuals and companies

November 30, 2010 @ 04:15PM

TORONTO, Ontario – According to a recent national public opinion survey, nearly
half of all Canadians (48 per cent) do not believe companies can be counted on to behave responsibly. This finding is discouraging news for organizations looking to tap into public sentiment when moving forward new projects that require public buy-in. Read the rest of this entry »

TVO’s January 2011 lineup revisits the Haiti earthquake, digs deep into the history of maps, and gets wild with the Kratt brothers

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 9, 2010 at 1:00 AM

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December 01, 2010 @ 10:00AM

Marking the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the TVO-commissioned documentary Inside Disaster Haiti makes its world premiere on TVO this month. Following the efforts of the International Red Cross disaster relief teams over several months after the quake, this three-part series goes behind the news headlines to provide a gripping, first-hand view of a major crisis response and the human dramas that unfolded at ground zero. Read the rest of this entry »

Air Transat and the Children’s Wish Foundation take off in search of Santa Claus to make the dreams of sick kids come true

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 8, 2010 at 3:00 AM

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Air Transat is donating $325,000 to the Children’s Wish Foundation

December 01, 2010 @ 05:45PM

Montreal – For the sixth consecutive year, Air Transat and the Children’s Wish Foundation joined forces to make the dreams of sick children come true with an exclusive flight bound for the North Pole. Accompanied by elves, fairies and entertainers, approximately 100 children and their parents had a very special mission to accomplish thanks to the participation of the flight crew: bring back Santa Claus with them. Read the rest of this entry »

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Experiences Improved Vision on TYSABRI

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 7, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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November 25, 2010 @ 10:30AM

Mississauga, ON – Results recently presented from a study of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients taking TYSABRI® (natalizumab) are supported by a Canadian woman’s improved vision since starting the therapy. A poster presentation entitled, Low-contrast letter acuity detects visual function improvement in a phase 3 trial of natalizumab monotherapy, recently showed TYSABRI was associated with sustained visual improvement in patients with MS1. The poster, based on data from the AFFIRM phase III clinical trials, was presented during the 26th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Gothenburg, Sweden. ECTRIMS is the world’s largest medical meeting dedicated to research and advances in MS. Read the rest of this entry »

New treatment targets natural tears for dry eyes

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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RESTASIS®1 is Now Approved by Health Canada for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

November 25, 2010 @ 11:45AM

TORONTO, ON – Allergan is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved RESTASIS® (cyclosporine) ophthalmic emulsion, 0.05% w/v for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe Dry Eye disease (“Dry Eye”). RESTASIS® is the first prescription eye drop to target the underlying cause of chronic Dry Eye. Read the rest of this entry »

Webathon of Stars: Today’s way to celebrate and support research on children’s diseases

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 5, 2010 at 1:00 AM

November 25, 2010 @ 03:45PM

Montreal – Listen up, tune in and log on! Starting November 26, the Foundation of Stars will launch a major fundraising campaign across Quebec on the airwaves of the Astral Network. This major annual campaign will culminate in our Day of Stars event on Sunday, December 5, 2010 featuring the Webathon – fundraising in a new, innovative form starting at 11:00 AM. Be sure to join us by logging on to http://www.dayofstars.ca!! Read the rest of this entry »

Taking aim at the public policy deficit

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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The School of Public Policy announces Master of Public Policy degree

November 26, 2010 @ 03:30PM

At a media conference held yesterday, University of Calgary President Dr. Elizabeth Cannon and Dr. Jack Mintz, director of The School of Public Policy, unveiled a new and innovative Master of Public Policy degree program. Read the rest of this entry »

Voter Registration EXTENDED in Canada for Southern Sudanese Populations

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 3, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Register to Vote in the 2011 Southern Sudan Referendum
From November 15 to December 8, 2010, in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta

November 26, 2010 @ 04:30PM

Registration for the 2011 Southern Sudan Referendum EXTENDED in all eight countries until 8 December 2010

On Thursday 25 November 2010, The Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) announced its decision to extend the registration period for the Southern Sudan Referendum both in Sudan and in all eight out-of-country registration and voting countries, including Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Archival Acting Technique

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 2, 2010 at 4:00 AM

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Journalists for Human Rights – Rights Media and Social Media

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 1, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Social media is completely transforming the media landscape of today and jhr believes that it can be actively used as a means to spread human rights awareness and incite change. As a part of jhr’s online community, we need you to consume, share, and encourage the production of rights media by blogging, tweeting, or sharing on Facebook and any other social networking site, stories which have the very real potential to change lives. Where and how do you start? Just make sure you have all of the elements of the rights media approach when using social media to discuss human rights related issues: Read the rest of this entry »

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