ACTION IDEA #4:

CONTACT MEDIA

Urge them to cover what's happening in Henoko locally and nationally

Via Kaiya Y, August 2018

Action #1: Tag news sources onto posts calling urgent attention to Henoko. ​

  • Time needed to complete: 10 minutes

  • DO:

    • Post 1 or more of these articles and video on Henoko and the Okinawan people's fight to protect the ocean:

      • ​​For article by Truthout.org , click HERE 

      • For article by Environmental Justice Atlas, click HERE

      • For article by The Nation, click HERE

      • For article by Common Dreams, click HERE 

      • For the "Our Island's Treasure" trailer, click HERE

    • Tag your local news stations and newspapers.

    • Tag national news stations and newspapers​​​

    • See the list at bottom of the page for reporters' names and emails from national news and newspapers.

    • Post and share with "#riseforhenoko" to spread with others.

Action #2: Send a personalized email to a reporter from your local news/newspaper and/or a reporter from a national news/newspaper. 

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes

  • DO:

    • Create and submit your email.

    • See the list at bottom of the page for reporters' names and emails from national news and newspapers.

    • Post and share your letter with "#riseforhenoko" to spread with others.

 

Action #3: Write a Letter to the Editor for your local or national newspaper.  

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes

  • DO:

    • See example letters:

      • Letter to the Editor below by Portland writer and educator, Bill Bigelow, below

      • My own Letter to the Editor in the Oregonian (click HERE)

    • Post and share with "#riseforhenoko" to spread with others.

 

 

​POSSIBLE LIST OF NEWS SOURCES AND REPORTERS:

Al Jazeera English

  • Editor-in-Chief: Mostefa Souag

  • Click HERE to contact

AlterNet

  • Editor and Publisher: Roxanne Cooper

  • Click HERE to contact

Chicago Tribune

  • Editorial Page Editor: John McCormick

  • Click HERE to submit Letter to the Editor

CNN

  • Vice President of CNN International Communications: Jonathan Hawkins

  • Click HERE to email

Common Dreams

  • Senior Editor: Andrea Germanos

  • Click HERE to email

Democracy now!

  • Host and Executive Producer: Amy Goodman

  • Co-Host: Juan González

  • Click HERE to contact

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  • New Managing Editor: Marsha McFadden

  • Click HERE to email

Huffington Post

  • Editor-in-Chief: Lydia Polgreen

  • Click HERE to contact

NBC News

  • Executive Editor: Catherine Kim

  • Click HERE to email

New York Times

  • Executive Editor: Dean Baquet

  • Click HERE to contact

NPR

  • International Correspondent: Deborah Amos

  • Click HERE to send a news tip

Seattle Times

  • Executive Editor: Michele Matassa Flores

  • Click HERE to email

Teen Vogue

  • Editor in Chief: Lindsay Peoples Wagner

  • Click HERE to contact

The Atlantic

  • Editor in Chief: Jeffrey Goldberg

  • Click HERE to contact

The New Yorker

  • Editor: David Remnick

  • Click HERE to contact

The Oregonian

  • Editor and VP of Content: Therese Bottomly

  • Click HERE to email

Truthdig

  • Editor in Chief: Robert Scheer

  • Click HERE to contact

Washington Post

  • Executive Editor: Martin Baron

  • Click HERE to email

EXAMPLE LETTER to the media (Action #3) by Bill Bigelow of Portland, Oregon:

ABOUT

My name is Kaiya, and I am an 18-year-old Okinawan-American college student from Portland, Oregon. I went back to Henoko in the spring of 2019 because I was frustrated with the silence of media around this crisis. 

 

I wanted to make a documentary to show the world what's happening. My documentary, "Our Island's Treasure," focuses on the current destruction of the beautiful Okinawan ocean in Henoko and the fight by native Uchinanchu people to protect it.

The information on all of the action ideas are listed in detail on this website. Please help spread awareness. 

 

This is an emergency. Let's rise for Henoko!

CONTACTS

Email: riseforhenoko@gmail.com

Instagram: @kaiya.okinawa

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