Unemployment affects 201 million people in the world. One in nine people are undernourished, while one third of all the food produced is thrown away. Eight people own the same wealth as half of the world’s population.
The news today paints a grim picture of the future. But what if we chose to tell a different narrative?
Impact Hub has partnered with Paris-based organization Sparknews on their fifth edition of Impact Journalism Day, a worldwide movement dedicated to highlighting innovative and inspiring solutions to global problems. On June 24, 50 of the most prestigious newspapers and media (USA Today (USA), Asahi Shimbun (Japan), Le Figaro (France), AJ+ (International), The Hindu (India), City Press (South Africa), Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), etc.) will publish 60 positive projects that are tackling the most pressing social and environmental issues of the 21st century.
From Sao Paulo to Zurich, Lagos to Singapore, eight Impact Hubs around the world are organizing special events on or near Impact Journalism Day to spread the word and spark discussion about this growing movement of hope and change. Physically or virtually, you’re invited!
Do you believe building a better world starts by changing the way we talk about it? Join Muhammad Yunus, Reza, Mary Robinson, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Jacques Attali, Laurence Tubiana, Anne Hidalgo, Elyx (UN ambassador for the global goals), and many more by signing the Impact Journalism Day manifesto.
Solutions exist everywhere. Be sure to check out Sparknews’ list of Impact Journalism Day media partners on June 24 to learn how ordinary people are changing the world by creating extraordinary positive change. Then, help these stories cross borders and have a greater impact by sharing the good news using #StoryOfChange and #ImpactJournalism Day.
Created in 2012 by Christian de Boisredon, Sparknews is a social enterprise with the mission of developing initiatives which have a positive impact on society and the environment. Through its actions, Sparknews hopes to bring back confidence and restore the urge for action towards a better future.
For more information, visit: http://www.sparknews.com/en