Support Freedom of Information
When you buy Faster Than Truth we’ll donate $5 to Reporters Without Borders.
Why Reporters Without Borders?
Faster Than Truth by K.L. Denman is a story about the value of ethical journalism. Reporters Without Borders works to protect journalists’ freedom of expression and by extension they protect everyone’s right to have access to accurate information.
Most of the organizations in the Crwth Cares campaign operate in British Columbia and Canada and offer support for children and families. But we thought it was importand to include Reporters Without Borders because we are passionate about what they do.
The reason this organization should be supported is best summed up on its website:
“Freedom of expression and information will always be the world’s most important freedom. If journalists were not free to report the facts, denounce abuses, and alert the public, how would we resist the problem of children-soldiers, defend women’s rights, or preserve our environment?”
When you buy Faster Than Truth for $9.95 (+shipping) on this website we’ll donate $5 to the Reporters Without Borders.
We’re also donating $1 for every copy of the ebook sold until October 15.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sixteen-year-old Declan dreams of becoming a professional reporter, an international correspondent who flies around the globe covering big stories. But Declan is still in high school, and as the editor of his school paper, he covers school dances—not exactly “news.”
Declan gets his chance for a big scoop when another student shows him part of an email written by the principal that discusses implanting students with microchips. Declan, outraged at the idea, publishes the story online without taking the time to do any additional research or fact checking.
The story goes viral. Unfortunately, it’s also wrong.
Declan, suspended from school and forced to resign from his position as editor of the paper, begins to question the role of the media and his prospects for the future.
At the same time, he can’t ignore the curious impulse to find out what’s going on with the kid who gave him the scoop. Smoke, as the kid is known, is surrounded by a curious aura—and odor. And Declan wants to find out why.
This thoughtful story will appeal to young people trying to navigate today’s media landscape.
Want to support other organizations? Visit the Crwth Cares page to see the full list of organizations we’re fundraising for.