The Power of the Camera

Americans, including myself, take for granted our freedom of speech everyday. As stated in the Upworthy video “Dear Religious Extremists: The Camera’s Are Staying, And That’s Final”, cameras were not allowed to be used from 1996-2001. With American troops leaving, Afghan journalists are scared the Taliban will bring back this rule. However, Afghan journalists know that in order to not be forgotten, they must keep their cameras rolling. Although this video focuses mainly on the challenges that Afghan journalists face, it relates to American journalists as well. Journalists must continue to strive everyday to make a change. Their job is to be that watchdog, to challenge our leaders, and to use our voices and cameras to give a voice to the voiceless — always.


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