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Uruguay is The Economist’s country of the year

Uruguay is The Economist’s country of the year | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving, Uruguay is our country of the year.

 

The accomplishments that most deserve commendation, we think, are path-breaking reforms that do not merely improve a single nation but, if emulated, might benefit the world. Gay marriage is one such border-crossing policy, which has increased the global sum of human happiness at no financial cost. Several countries have implemented it in 2013—including Uruguay, which also, uniquely, passed a law to legalise and regulate the production, sale and consumption of cannabis. 

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Kenya's youth encouraged to aspire by DJ B and the Shujaaz.fm comic book

Kenya's youth encouraged to aspire by DJ B and the Shujaaz.fm comic book | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

A project born out of 2007's post-electoral chaos is empowering and educating young Kenyans ahead of the 2013 poll. 

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Alliance Sud Multimédia : nouveau portail multimédia bilingue

Alliance Sud Multimédia : nouveau portail multimédia bilingue | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Les vidéos, émissions audio et blogs jouent un rôle de plus en plus grand dans le travail d’information sur la politique de développement. Les centres de documentation d’Alliance Sud de Lausanne et Berne ont donc développé un nouveau portail multimédia bilingue avec des vidéos et des liens vers d’autres ressources web : Alliance Sud Multimédia.

 

Lien vers le portail: http://www.alliancesud.ch/multimedia/spip.php?id_secteur=1

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African women can blog

African women can blog | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

"I'm tired of people immediately assuming that to blog about African women is to blog about charity work. I'm tired of this idea that African women can only be objects of pity. I'm tired of the notion that African women can or should only interact on select topics. African women bloggers should and do write about social media, sex, literature, art, pop culture, ove, philosophy, fashion, food, hiphop and more. I'm sick and tired of the single narrative of African womanhood having such impenetrable power".

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Guardian African Blog: fresh voices, new perspectives

Guardian African Blog: fresh voices, new perspectives | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The Guardian's new Africa blog and network will join the debate on the many faces of the continent today – and where it is heading tomorrow

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Using cartoons to Communicate Development

Using cartoons to Communicate Development | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

An interesting series of cartoons to illustrate the challenges NGOs face when it comes to public communications.

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Attacks on Mexico Papers Underline Peril to Journalists

Attacks on Mexico Papers Underline Peril to Journalists | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Two newspapers in northern Mexico have come under attack by gunfire and grenades this week, in what both called an effort to silence reporting on criminal groups.

 

The attacks, which damaged the offices but caused no injuries, occurred Tuesday, part of a spiral of violence against journalists that has made Mexico, in the throes of a drug war, the most dangerous place in the hemisphere for the news media.

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Can I use this picture?

There are many reasons photographs shouldn’t see the light of day but I think the best way to summarize the photo usage criteria listed below is, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

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Is the world getting better or worse?

Is the world getting better or worse? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Twenty years on from the 1992 Rio Earth summit, review the evidence on a range of factors including population, life expectancy, child mortality, ecological footprint, poverty, hunger, food production, GDP, social change, life satisfaction, battle deaths and biodiversity, then decide for yourself whether the world is getting better or worse.

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TEDx stages Mogadishu conference to celebrate city's 'rebirth'

TEDx stages Mogadishu conference to celebrate city's 'rebirth' | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
"I love Mogadishu, I love Mogadishu, I love Mogadishu!" chanted Amir Issa, a Somali businessman and camel farmer. "Please stand up, say that: I love Mogadishu!"

 

A video camera panned around the room, showing the audience rising to its feet and joining in the chorus. The scene was streamed live to internet users around the world. TED, the California-cool brand of inspirational speakers with "ideas worth spreading", had reached its final frontier: war-torn Somalia.

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Kenyan show aims to improve rural livelihoods

Kenyan show aims to improve rural livelihoods | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

A reality TV programme is providing Kenya's farmers with vital tips; its creator wonders why rich countries aren't doing the same...

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Aid, ethics, photography and informed consent

Aid, ethics, photography and informed consent | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

There’s a great, ongoing discussion happening around aid and development and the ethics of using photographs and other media and stories about people INGOs and NGOs are working with (a.k.a beneficiaries, clients, participants). The discussions are organized by CORE Group in DC...

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Watch out India, Here Comes Oprah (Again)

Watch out India, Here Comes Oprah (Again) | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

India, brace yourself. You will soon be served up and scrutinized by America’s Midwestern housewives (actually by almost all of America’s housewives). There’s no escape. Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is again turning her attentions, and cameras, on the subcontinent.

 

Oprah examines the private lives of Indian women, has a tete-a-tete with Indian royalty and visits the Taj Mahal....

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Germany: Open Aid Data - Offene Entwicklungshilfe | Startseite

Alle Ausgaben der deutschen Entwicklungshilfe auf einen Blick und im Detail.

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Rwanda Strategy for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction has its own Music Video Clip

It's about EDPRS (Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy) a Government five year program to guide Rwanda's development ambitions
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A modern and dynamic communication strategy...probably if the song was in English it would have gone viral!

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How transparent is world aid data? Visualise where the money flows and win $2,000

How transparent is world aid data? Visualise where the money flows and win $2,000 | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Help us visualise the flow of aid around the world. How transparent is aid data? Millions of dollars are spent around the world by governments in helping developing nations but what does it achieve and how much of it can we see?

 

The Guardian Datastore and Google have teamed up to see who can help visualise the data which can show how governments are shaping the Internet in relation to international development.

We will help start you off by suggesting the data, all you have to do is develop the most imaginative way to help our readers to explore it.

 

In particular, we are interested in questions like:

• Should governments take censorship into account when they distribute foreign aid?
• What does the current flow of information online/offline looks like vs. flow of foreign aid geographically?
• What impact do sanctions have on the flow of information? How does that map against foreign aid?
• How is international development affected by the free flow of information?

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What Nollywood tells us about Nigeria

What Nollywood tells us about Nigeria | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

When the Nigerian film industry gets it right, it's marvellous, says poet and critic Odia Ofeimun.

 

"When Nollywood gets it right, there is something marvellous in having your stories told in a way that you can just lap up like syrup. Even when you know that the story has been badly told, you still want to know what comes next. There is a self-flattering in it for many Africans. And beyond that, people are generally looking for answers for questions that they don't have answers to, and you can't be too sure whether the next film might provide an answer."

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Dr. Seuss On Malaria: 'This Is Ann ... She Drinks Blood'

Dr. Seuss On Malaria: 'This Is Ann ... She Drinks Blood' | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
As a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, Theodor Geisel created a booklet warning troops against the dangers of malaria and how to avoid contracting it.
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Sahel food crisis – how the Guardian is covering the story

Sahel food crisis – how the Guardian is covering the story | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The hunger crisis in the Sahel region of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad has been deepening since the start of this year. Explore the map to see how we have been covering the issue...

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USAID’s freshly updat[a]ed sites

USAID’s freshly updat[a]ed sites | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

USAID has been busy lately with a redesign and roll-out of the new USAID.gov.

 

You can now access first-generation interactive maps at the country level for 40 missions ...

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How to write Killer Facts and Graphics – what are your best examples?

How to write Killer Facts and Graphics – what are your best examples? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

‘Killer Facts’, are those punchy, memorable, headline-grabbing statistics that cut through the technicalities to fire people up about changing the world. They are picked up and repeated endlessly by the media and politicians. They are known as ‘killer’ facts because if they are really effective, they ‘kill off’ the opposition’s arguments. The right killer fact or graphic can have more impact than the whole of a well-researched report.

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A Peek Inside Saudi Social Media

A Peek Inside Saudi Social Media | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracy released an unprecedented survey yesterday of the Saudi social media sphere—a vast space on Twitter, Facebook, and a host of blogs, message boards, and mobile applications.

 

Their findings offer a striking picture of a country that is, in the lead author Jonathan Schanzer’s words, usually “very much a black box” to the outside world. The portrait that emerges is that of a vastly conservative and controlled country, but one where new voices—ranging from women to liberals to religious extremists—are beginning to find a voice online.

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Admitting Failure

We’re all in this together, thousands of people working to eradicate poverty, inequality and unnecessary suffering around the world.

 

It’s an incredible, global effort, but there is a problem. We aren’t sharing information.

 

With that many people working independently towards the same goal, it’s inevitable that approaches will be duplicated. That’s wonderful if the idea works, but wasteful if it’s already been proven ineffective. Unfortunately, it happens all to often, and the results aren’t just financial. Lives are quite literally at stake every time a failure is repeated.

 

Admittingfailure.com aims to change that reality. At its simplest, it’s a space to publicly acknowledge that something didn’t work in order to ensure that the mistake isn’t repeated. But it also aims to be a catalyst for change within the development sector that goes well beyond simple information sharing.

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Positive Stories for Africa?

Positive Stories for Africa? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

While the idea of ‘telling positive stories’ might end up patronising Africans, it also might end up supporting those regimes that systematically undermine human rights, particularly those regarding the freedom of expression and the activities of the media. Without mechanisms of domestic accountability these governments are much more likely to revert back to being ‘bad guys who do bad things’. As an industry and as an international community, we cannot be complicit in that process. Particularly because you know that, once these governments do revert, our governments will condemn them publicly, only to be further undermined when it is pointed out that they had aided such leaders in attaining such a position...

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China Expels Al Jazeera English-Language Channel

China Expels Al Jazeera English-Language Channel | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The expulsion, reportedly over official anger about a documentary on forced labor, among other programs, was seen as a signal of growing sensitivity about foreign news coverage.
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