Its another new day and I sit up in bed wondering what response awaits me in my email. I have spent every single day applying for jobs at numerous companies and every time I open my email box, I’m met by the same frustrating words “We Regret…” The words you don’t wanna hear especially when you are ready to launch your career and begin paying back your student loans. The feeling of rejection is suffocating, lonely, and crippling.
This new day, as the sun shines through my bedroom, I wonder if I will be able to breakaway from these shackles of negativity. I am undaunted, just like a believer with a strong determination and drive that I have, I will come up on top. So on this bright morning, like a story teller on DPChallenge, I know this is part of the journey to greatness. I went to school to better my future, and now is not the right time to give up, I will keep on fighting like the fighter I am.
Just like this sun shining through my room, my future will shine as bright as a new day.
The Egyptian government is allegedly cracking down on satirists and freedom of the press, raising questions about freedom of speech and whether Mohamed Morsi’s office should be held accountable for disregarding these rights founded by the United Nations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
What is freedom of speech?
Freedom of Speech is the political right to communicate one’s opinions and ideas without any fear.
Therefore, Egypt should be held accountable for not allowing its citizens the freedom to express themselves without fear. Under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCP). Article 19 states that “everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Morsi’s government should observe freedom of expression and of the press, without any such freedom the country can no longer be considered democratic at all.