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Yasmin Sawan

Political Intern

The media is the ultimate tool to create, shape and distribute messages to the masses. However, the rise of disinformation in the media has contributed to misconceptions on domestic and international political matters and citizen experiences. I am particularly interested in investigating the ways politicians utilize the media for political communication techniques to shape and distribute messages that influences the masses, and subsequently political processes. I am a senior at Queen’s University in Canada majoring in political studies, with a minor in sociology and completing a certificate of law. I have attended a mock parliamentary process at Parliament Hall in Ottawa, Canada during my first two years at my university. After graduation, my career goal is to become a lawyer in the United States. It is everyone’s duty to be political, and understand more about the world around them. My chosen degree has taught me that investigating the behind-the-scenes activities of media platforms is crucial to understand why media platforms that value neutrality and aim to dismantle as much bias as possible is key to facilitating this process. The Political Awareness team aims to achieve this task and provide non-partisan information. To claim to be “non-political” is to disregard the processes that influences the world around us and to turn a blind-eye towards the  unjust activities shaped by a misuse of power. 

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Mr McDonough has been involved in Politics and the Entertainment Industry since 1988. He has worked inside Washington DC and with many political campaigns over the years. He hopes to make Political Awareness as force for non partisan real information and political awareness for all voters.