Why I keep writing letters to the Editor

Dubai - I thank KT for giving us a platform to voice our opinions.

By Mathew Litty

Published: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 9:44 PM

Last updated: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 11:46 PM

Writing a letter to the editor is a challenge for some of us and can be an effective way of sharing opinion and stirring others to take an optimistic action on issues that are alarming to you. Many political leaders and other policymakers rely upon the editorials in newspapers to gauge the views of their constituents. A letter may inspire everyday citizens to take action that truly makes a difference and it may even inspire a reporter to pursue the issue further with a more in-depth article focusing on an issue. Have you ever read something that has inspired you to take immediately action? It could be a community report or some awareness programme. Maybe you would have read about a family who lost all of its possessions in a fire, or about the cancellation of a valuable community programme due to funding cuts. And this would have urged you to take action.

Living in a cosmopolitan city there are lots happening out here and I always try to explore, prod and poke on something that needs a major transformation. And when it comes to addressing it to the media there is no second thought. Writing a letter to the editor is the best way so that I too, can inspire others to take action and make a difference in countless areas. So, when you read about an issue that moves you, or see a story on television that makes you want to get involved, don't just think about it. Take action. Bring it to the attention of the media.

I thank KT for giving us a platform to voice our opinions. Perhaps KT can come up with some live debate sessions where readers can be invited to discuss topics happening around the world. Thank you, KT, once again.

-Mathew Litty, Dubai

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