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World Press Freedom Day
Publishers and journalists are arrested and jailed every so often because they are seen as a threat. May 3 celebrates World Press Freedom Day, honoring sacrifices around the world made for freedom of the press. This further reminds governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression, central to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Join TakingITGlobal in celebrating the day by submitting to Panorama Zine, or sharing a publication through our Toolkits and Publications section.

World Information Society Day - May 17
In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN to recognize May 17 as World Information Society Day. In March 2006, the General Assembly made it official, declaring May 17 as World Information Society Day to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies can bring to societies and economies. Be part of the exchange! How has the information revolution effected you? Showcase your personal stories, passions and actions through a TIGblog post!

Human Rights DocFest!
Human Rights DocFest 2010 is a national documentary film festival which serves to highlight human rights issues in Canada and abroad. Journalists for Human Rights aims to create a dialogue between filmmakers and the community on human rights. There are two submission categories; high-budget films (higher than $5,000) and lower-budget films. Awards will be given to each category winner in addition to a grand prize gift certificate to be used on renting production equipment. Showcase your talent and submit your work by June 1. Don't forget to check out the films during the 3-day screening between July 23-25 at the NFB Toronto Mediateque. Let's help celebrate the human spirit!

Become a Creative Activist!
Got a creative idea that you'd like to put into action? Creative Visions Foundation partners with creative acitivists through sponsorship, mentorship and outreach programs to develop, and promote vital social change through effective and powerful initiatives all around the globe. Each project must be arts or media related and provide a tangible outreach component for audiences and supporters to take action and get involved. New projects are being accepted on a quarterly basis and the next upcoming deadline is June 30, 2010. Submit your project idea!

Mother's Day is next Sunday!
First declared by the state of West Virginia in 1910, Mother's Day celebrates mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general. In North America, the day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. This year let TakingITGlobal help you find great gift ideas through a variety of different online retailers: for every item you purchase through our online mall, a donation of 1 to 10% is made to TakingITGlobal's programs!

We wish you a wonderful week!

- Roya, Nive, Eric, Gina and the entire TakingITGlobal Team!
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