Welcome to The Stringer’s first newsletter for 2014
NEWS update: The Stringer is an independent online news site, delivering free-to-access independent news to readers daily. We made a difference in our first year – 2013 – and intend to work towards making a bigger difference in 2014.
Independent news media contributes to the unfolding landscape of human rights and social justice.
The Stringer will continue to strive to provide every opportunity to the rise of voices that far too often are denied. If The Stringer believes in the importance of a story we will sustain coverage – this is what The Stringer terms through-care journalism.
The Stringer believes in the human worth of everyone and shall not indulge in offensive caricatures and images of people, it shall not lampoon people. The Stringer shall question, criticise and offer its opinions and analyses, even castigate, but The Stringer will not degrade, malign, vilify or humiliate.
The Stringer wants your stories, the untold stories that we may be able to help you bring into the light of day. We will read your submissions and consider them, and where possible preliminarily investigate them, but in the very least we will become informed as to your story and may be able to investigate your story when opportunity to do so arises.
It is The Stringer’s aim to remain as independent as possible. We will not accept any funding or donations from any political party, and we have strict guidelines in reference to what kinds of organisations we will explore potential advertising partnerships with. We deplore newsjacking and the press being manipulated by the interests of any particular group.
The Stringer shall work in the public interest at all times, adding to the public record in the public interest.
Help us, if you believe in us then at every opportunity please share our articles widely, let others know of us.
Much respect, The Stringer team
Some of our stories from the last week include:
January 1st 2013 by Kathy Kelly
January 1st 2014 by Gerry Georgatos
December 31st 2013 by The Stringer
December 31st 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
December 30th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
December 29th 2013 by David Cay Johnston
December 29th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
December 28th 2013 by Samantha Connor
December 28th 2013 by Colin Penter
December 28th 2013 by Ashkan Soltani and Timothy B. Lee
December 27th 2013 by Adi Robertson
December 27th 2013 by Mick Estens
December 27th 2013 by Felicity Arbuthnot
December 27th 2013 by Robin Marty
December 27th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
December 26th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
December 25th 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
Some of The Stringer’s most read stories include:
27th February 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
7th April 2013 by Suresh Rajan
18th July 2013 by Gerry Georgatos
There are scores more stories, localised, national and international, you can choose from to read – and share with others on The Stringer
The Stringer recommends the 28 minutes audio from 3CR – The War on Iraq: 10 Years On
Anyone who would like to assist with Wheelchairs for Kids please contact us – the organisation builds hardened up wheelchairs for children in countries devastated by war, civil strife, abject poverty and it has reached 66 countries and 26,000 children. Most recently wheelchairs have been donated to Sri Lanka, the Congo and Libya. The Libyan consignment became the 66th nation we have reached. Millions more children wait. – You can contact Gerry Georgatos, the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation manager – 0430 657 309, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Kaeshagen, the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation communications coordinator email@example.com
You can donate directly to the Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation at:
BSB: 016 261
The Wheelchairs for Kids Foundation is always glad to receive donations of soft toys and rugs as each wheelchair is packaged with a soft toy and a rug for each child. Wheelchairs for Kids is always ready to welcome new members to our knitting group, please phone us at the factory on 9409 3633 if you’re interested in joining. Wheelchairs for Kids is run out of a factory in Perth, Western Australia, the address of which is 45 Dellamarta Road, Wangara 6065. Donations of toys, blankets and wheelchairs can be made by delivering or posting the articles to this address. Our volunteers staff the factory Monday to Friday (except Thursdays) – the best time to drop off donations is between 9 and 11am.
Please know that your feedback on The Stringer is always more than welcome.