How HuffPost And Global Citizen Are Working Together To Fight For Global Justice


Hugh Evans and Jordan Hewson of Global Citizen sat down with Arianna on HuffPost Live at Davos Thursday to share how HuffPost and Global Citizen are working together to get more young people involved in fighting for global justice.

Hewson, editor of Global Citizen, announced a new feature that will allow HuffPost readers to take action to help eliminate issues like global poverty. After reading articles on HuffPost, readers can sign petitions encouraging action without ever leaving the site. (See an example below.)

"We're really working against the injustice of extreme poverty," Hewson said.

Hewson said Global Citizen "empowers people to learn how to contribute their own voice."

"It's rarely a privilege we know how to access easily," she said.

Arianna said the media has "done a terrible job at telling the stories of what is working."

"We're committed to putting a lot of energy, recourses into also covering what is working," Arianna said.

Arianna said there's nothing "journalistically incorrect" with encouraging people to take action.

The group also discussed the success of the Global Citizen Festival, which took place in New York’s Central Park in September 2014 and was headlined by Jay Z and No Doubt.

"Throughout history we've seen how music has been a great driver of movements," Evans said.

"We need a modern-day anthem," Evans added, saying the Global Citizens Festival and other events could help bring that anthem to life.

Evans and Arianna said people who may not be committed to a cause can be reached through events like the Global Citizen Festival. She added that we should look to music to help propel movements.

"If they go to the concert just because they want to hear Jay Z, and then they're attached, that's great," Arianna said. "I think we should not be purists about that."

Below, more updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:

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