Human Rights Message Reaches 130,000 Viewers
March 14, 2007
When you order a Big Mac in
Kiev in the Ukraine now, it not only comes with a coke
and fries but a human rights message as well, as the Youth for
Human Rights International public service
announcements (PSAs) are airing every day in every
McDonald's in that city.
Those buying books at the UN in
New York and those arriving at the Johannesburg Airport
in South Africa are likewise gaining understanding of
the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights as the PSAs are displayed on TV screens in these
locations as well.
On a Saturday night in St.
Petersburg, Russia, chances are people will learn about
the right to life, privacy and assembly, and freedom
from slavery and torture as they wait for their movie to
start at the cinema or take a break between games at the
local bowling alley.
And if you were one of 20,000
sports enthusiasts at a soccer game in the Franchi
Sports Stadium in Florence, Italy last October you too
will remember the PSAs, whose simplicity and clarity
bring human rights home to people of any culture or age
while their emotional impact creates a lasting
impression and makes human rights advocates out of
people from all walks of life.
Released in June 2006, these
PSAs, created for Youth for Human Rights International
by the Human Rights Department of the Church of
Scientology International, are airing on 2,800 TV
stations and have been watched by more than 130 million
Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology
religion, once wrote, "Human rights must be made a
fact, not an idealistic dream."
To help make this dream a fact
you can spread the word by ordering copies of the PSAs
online at http://www.youthforhumanrights.org/watchads/index.html.