Over the years, TheCommunity.com has built a strong network of editors and reporters who are interested in covering our work for human rights and peace. Some of our highlights:
Nobel laureates say no to torture:
When TheCommunity.com issued the letter from twelve Nobel laureates on the US torture program (click here to read), the story was on the front page of the New York Times, as well as the front page of the Huffington Post. It was covered by the Telegraph, Al Jazeera, Russian News Agency TASS, Human Rights Watch, the Daily Beast, Reddit, and others around the world
A number of our articles have been simultaneously launched on Huffington Post, most often on the site’s front page. A few samples:
Arizona: The Wrong Answer
In 2010 the state of Arizona passed a new immigration law making it illegal, and punishable my imprisonment, for someone to be an undocumented alien in Arizona. A person could be arrested for simply not having their immigration documentation on their person.
We simultaneously launched an Op-Ed from Archbishop Tutu on TheCommunity.com and the Huffington Post. The article was shared more than 20,000 times on Facebook, and picked up in more than 6000 newspaper articles worldwide.
Tutu to China: Stop Abusing the Dalai Lama
On March 13, 2009, TheCommunity.com released a letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the government of China, asking them to stop “naming, blaming and defaming” the Dalai Lama.
The letter was signed by notables including twelve Nobel Peace Prize winners, Harrison Ford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Gere, George Clooney, Queen Noor, and many others. AP ran the story internationally, as well as the Voice of America, Fox News, The LA Times and the International Herald Tribune and many others.
In 2001 TheCommunity.com gathered and published the statements of the 19 Nobel Peace Prize laureates in response to the events of 9/11.
The site went around the world, was talked about on CNN and NPR, written about on AP, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Hong Kong Morning Post, Malaysia New Straits Times, and much more.
It was archived in the Library of Congress. In early 2002, USA Today selected TheCommunity.com as the Number Two site in their top ten sites of 2001.