Dateline: stories and ramblings from a remote news photographer.
Ryan Johnson is a 25 year old freelance media producer and media liaison working for an international non-profit disaster relief agency. He covers secular and non-secular breaking news, all over the world. Ryan has a B.S. in Radio/TV/Film and Religion. He's currently working towards a M.A. in International Politics and Public Administration with an emphasis in Middle Eastern Politics.
He runs two blogs:
The idea that a global mindset can be adopted at the state level is proof that globalization is still very much prevalent within UN thought.
Last night legislation was passed in the French Senate raising retirement age to 62. This needed to happen. France is in desperate need of economic reform. The government is financing pensions with debt. Many countries face pension problems, including the United States.
Separation of church and state must be valued. This is imperative for healthy religion. Repression of Islamic representation is a bad thing, certainly, but when followers of salafism turn to violent radicalization, measures must be taken to protect natural born citizens.
A review of the nuclear domino theory and how it pertains to the Middle East and the global community.
Covering Hurricane Earl, the experience of a visual journalist on the ground in North Carolina's Cape Hatteras.