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Blogging can be voice for the voiceless

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Emphasizing the importance of giving voice to voiceless marginalized people, Lauren Kana Chan, a blogger currently working for the European Comm-ission, has said blogging can be a powerful voice to the people who do not have the voice.

"Blogging allows the opportunity for many more people to give voice to other people. Blogging creates an opportunity to create an emotional side of stories," she told UNB in an interview before wrapping up her three-week visit to Bangladesh.

Lauren who visited several districts and saw EU development projects said she personally thinks it is very important to remind people why and what they are doing. "Blogging and storytelling is an opportunity to share about individual's experience and emotion with many other things that might have positive impacts on others. In the bigger picture, Lauren said, those who are working on development are trying to improve what they are currently doing.

Lauren is one of the four bloggers chosen to travel to different EU-supported projects to share stories about what happened to people or how people got benefited from the projects. She visited seven districts - Jamalpur, Mymensi-ngh, Cumilla, Khulna, Dhaka, Gazipur and Noakhali during her stay in Bangladesh. Lauren said as a blogger and writer, having freedom of speech is very important.

-UNB, Dhaka

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