Firstly, some causes I strongly believe in:
“Don’t wait to be deprived of news to stand up and fight for it”
Reporters sans Frontieres, or Reporters without Borders, is an international organisation with the following missions:
- defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted for doing their job and exposes the mistreatment and torture of them in many countries.
- fights against censorship and laws that undermine press freedom.
- gives financial aid each year to 100 or so journalists or media outlets in difficulty (to pay for lawyers, medical care and equipment) as well to the families of imprisoned journalists.
- works to improve the safety of journalists, especially those reporting in war zones.
Countryside Alliance – www.countryside-alliance.org
The Countryside Alliance works for everyone who loves the countryside and the rural way of life. Through campaigning, lobbying, publicity and education the Alliance influences legislation and public policy that impacts on the countryside, rural people and their activities.
Two organisations that work tirelessly to provide financial and practical support to active, wounded, and retired military personal and their families in times of need. These two great charities need all the support they can get, and you can make a donation online right now via this link!
Now for some less serious, but still amazingly interesting links to sites that make the internet a brighter place. Well, I think so anyway…
LifeHacker – Hacking isn’t just for computers, hack your brain and work smarter, live better, and learn something interesting.
Folkcast.co.uk - probably the greatest folk webcast in the world
XKCD – A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.