The Caucasian Knot

Gregory Shvedov
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
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Russian journalist and free speech advocate Gregory Shvedov calls on the audience and people around the world to stop being passive recipients of information and to start sharing stories themselves. In the age of social media, he believes everyone has the responsibility to distribute information and raise awareness. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube make it easy to bring human rights violations to the attention of many, so he suggests spending a mere half hour per week in the “freedom fight” to bring about change. By making even a small effort, we can begin harnessing social media as a powerful tool to combat violence, injustice, and oppression in our world.

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