Video: HR Mission Attends Opening of Brand New HR International HQJune 3, 2012 11:57 by Simon Plosker
As reported by The Times of Israel:
HonestReporting on Wednesday launched its 15th “Inside Israel” mission, a nondenominational educational and advocacy training program for participants from around the world. The current mission’s group includes 20 Jews and non-Jews from the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom …
The seven-day mission will expose the participants to people and issues they may not see reported in the media. Events include participation in briefings from top Israeli policy-makers, meetings with political leaders from across the political and religious spectrum and visits to areas often discussed by the international media.
This year’s mission participants will also be the first group to take advantage of the advocacy resources offered at HonestReporting’s brand new international headquarters in Jerusalem, which has multi-media capabilities and a rooftop lecture terrace.
HonestReporting’s new HQ was officially opened in the presence of its mission participants by Times of Israel founding editor David Horovitz, who addressed the crowd on the rooftop terrace.
HR CEO Joe Hyams welcomed the move to new facilities:
The transition into our new office and teaching space is both a symbolic illustration and very real indication of our growth from a small group of scrappy grass-roots activists into a serious media watchdog, a powerhouse and a true force to be reckoned with. We have finally grown into ourselves.
Our new central facility makes us more accessible to student and professional groups from around the world who are interested in taking advantage of our advocacy training programs. This is the beginning of an exciting new era for HonestReporting.
Joe was interviewed at the event by Israel National News: