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"From the Ted Talk by Anjan Sundaram: Why I risked my life to expose a government massacre"

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I'm telling you about my reporting in the Central aarifcn rblpieuc, but I still ask myself why I went there. Why put myself at risk? I do this work because I feel that ignored people in all our communities tell us something important about who we are. When information is missing, people have the power to manipulate reality. Without witnesses, we would believe that those thousands of maarssecd people are still alive, that those hundreds of burned homes are still standing. A war zone can pass for a mostly pfeueacl place when no one is watching. And a witness can become precious, and their gaze most necessary, when violence passes silently, uesenn and urahend.

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I'm telling you about my reporting in the Central _______ ________, but I still ask myself why I went there. Why put myself at risk? I do this work because I feel that ignored people in all our communities tell us something important about who we are. When information is missing, people have the power to manipulate reality. Without witnesses, we would believe that those thousands of _________ people are still alive, that those hundreds of burned homes are still standing. A war zone can pass for a mostly ________ place when no one is watching. And a witness can become precious, and their gaze most necessary, when violence passes silently, ______ and _______.

Solution

  1. massacred
  2. african
  3. unheard
  4. republic
  5. unseen
  6. peaceful

Original Text

I'm telling you about my reporting in the Central African Republic, but I still ask myself why I went there. Why put myself at risk? I do this work because I feel that ignored people in all our communities tell us something important about who we are. When information is missing, people have the power to manipulate reality. Without witnesses, we would believe that those thousands of massacred people are still alive, that those hundreds of burned homes are still standing. A war zone can pass for a mostly peaceful place when no one is watching. And a witness can become precious, and their gaze most necessary, when violence passes silently, unseen and unheard.

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african republic 3

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Important Words

  1. african
  2. alive
  3. burned
  4. central
  5. communities
  6. feel
  7. gaze
  8. homes
  9. hundreds
  10. important
  11. information
  12. manipulate
  13. massacred
  14. missing
  15. pass
  16. passes
  17. peaceful
  18. people
  19. place
  20. power
  21. precious
  22. put
  23. reality
  24. reporting
  25. republic
  26. risk
  27. silently
  28. standing
  29. telling
  30. thousands
  31. unheard
  32. unseen
  33. violence
  34. war
  35. watching
  36. witness
  37. witnesses
  38. work
  39. zone