Mission: Fair Observer aims to inform and educate global citizens of today and tomorrow.
Fair Observer is a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit media organization in the US that educates global citizens both through its journal and its teaching programs. Our crowdsourced multimedia journal, with strong editorial processes, provides a 360° view to help you make sense of the world. Our education and training programs for students, young professionals and business executives cover subjects like journalism, geopolitics, the global economy, diversity and more.
We stand against ignorance and apathy. We have taken on the role of the fourth estate to inform and educate the public. It is not enough to know about one’s neighborhood, city or country. The destinies of over 7 billion people are increasingly intertwined. We are all global citizens and it is now time for a truly global discourse. As a nonprofit media organization, Fair Observer is fostering this new elevated and inclusive discourse.
We recognize that consequential issues we face are complex. For instance, the drive for economic growth is often accompanied by increasing inequality and environmental degradation. Similarly, governments claim to need sweeping surveillance powers to protect their citizens, but critics fear this power grab makes states Orwellian. To understand such issues, we need to consider many arguments. Therefore, Fair Observer propounds a plurality of perspectives to help make sense of the world.
In our global era, we are confronting enormous challenges requiring innovative solutions. Therefore, we must question our fundamental assumptions and think in novel ways. To do so, we need exposure to new ideas, voices and narratives. The story of the world can no longer be told by self-anointed elites. This story is too big, too complex and too important to be the monopoly of any narrow group. The top-down model no longer works. The story of the world has to be told by the world itself.
Each of us is the narrator of that story. Your perspective matters to those who want to make sense of the world. Let us know what you care about, send us content in any form—articles, reports, videos, photo features, infographics or cartoons—and write to us if you want to join our team.
Finally, remember that we survive and thrive thanks to your involvement. We avoid many pressures of for-profit media because we do not chase profit, and our only goal is to serve you. Support us in our mission to make sense of the world.
The US Library of Congress has awarded Fair Observer an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), which contributors can quote when mentioning their publications.
Here it is: ISSN 2372-9112.
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