Sample letter to the editor

Use one of the sample letter below to urge for more coverage of the situation in Darfur in your local newspaper. Remember, similar to how many of our friends do not know of the atrocities in Darfur, many reporters and editors may also be ignorant of the situation. It is our duty to let them know it is an important situation to report.

Option 1

To Whom It May Concern,

As long time subscribers to your publication we are deeply concerned to see so little meaningful coverage of the ongoing genocide in Darfur. It is important to our family that we stay well informed about both current world news and local response to that news. It is equally important to us that the media outlets we support reflect those values.

It has been widely noticed in our community that most news sources have been embarrassingly negligent in their coverage of this moral atrocity in Darfur and the world’s response to it. We were raise to believe that information is power and “Never Again” should mean something. It is our sincere hope that your publication, which we have trusted for many years, will lead the way in this most important step to ending this and all genocide in the twenty-first century.

Sincerely,

The Smith Family
Everywhereville, USA

Option 2

To Whom It May Concern,

Our family has experienced so many of the world’s changes with your paper as our guide. As long time subscribers to your publication we’d like to encourage you to print more coverage of the ongoing genocide in Darfur. It is important to our family that we stay well informed about both current world news and local response to that news. It is equally important to us that the media outlets we support reflect those values.

It has been widely noticed in our community that most news sources have been embarrassingly negligent in their coverage of this moral atrocity in Darfur and the world’s response to it. We were raise to believe that information is power and “Never Again” should mean something. It is our sincere hope that your publication, which we have trusted for many years, will lead the way in this most important step to ending this and all genocide in the twenty-first century. Thank you for many years of inspiring news coverage.

Sincerely,

The Smith Family
Everywhereville, USA

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