About Me: I am a writer and editor, currently working as the editor of the International Journalists' Network (IJNet at www.ijnet.org), a resource for thousands of journalists worldwide, notably in countries with little or no history of press freedom. IJNet, a program of the D.C.-based nonprofit the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), seeks to connect journalists with opportunities to better themselves professionally in media environments that are often repressive.

My Passions: media, empowerment, democracy, women's rights, community, health and spirituality

My Challenges: repression, hatred, ignorance

My Vision for the Future: a world in which those left out of the conversation can express themselves wholly and freely

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Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends and you will find this to be a positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace! Fatima

Welcome to PulseWire, Jess!!

It is wonderful having you here. I look forward to learning more about you and hearing about your experiences working with journalists from all over the world. I hope you feel welcome to share your ideas, concerns and dreams with us by writing in your journal or by commenting on others' journal posts. If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any particular interests, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction.

Again, welcome. We love you being here!

Best wishes,


Hi Jess,

It's good to see you on PulseWire! Thank you for engaging IJNet with our community. I know our members will appreciate the opportunities you bring.

Be well,

Michelle World Pulse Technology Associate

Dear Jess,

Welcome and thank you so much for being with us at Pulsewire. I find your group very inspiring for us and hope we could have a very fruitful partnership in our journey for women's empowerment in the field of journalism and activism.

love, Malaya