James Nachtwey: Spread the story, stop the disease

Photojournalism legend James Nachtwey won the $100,000 TED Prize last year. However, the REAL prize is that he was granted a wish – a wish to change the world.
Nachtwey decided to enlist the blogosphere to breaking a big story today, October 3rd, using his powerful photographs to share a vital story that the world needs to know about. The video was created to tell the story of extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and to inspire us all to spread the story – to raise awareness. In the other video, below, Nachtwey talks about “refusing to accept the unacceptable”.
To learn more about what you can do, go to XDRTB.org


Nachtwey’s moving speech at the TED awards ceremony. Recommended, but grueling viewing:

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and “known troublemaker” Dave Walsh is the founder of Blather.net, described both as “possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River”, and “the nicest website circulating in Ireland”. Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.


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