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Are we missing the really big news stories?

A reflection on whether our media focus on “news” is helping us, or hindering us.

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What the media forgot to tell you.

We are getting more information than ever before. But are we getting ‘better informed’? – There are a lot of important stories that don’t make the headlines, and a new news service is trying to change that.

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The future of NGO communications?

New ads from the corporate world are using global development themes to boost sales.
Is this a good thing, and something for NGOs to learn from?

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Continue Reading 23/02/2014 at 4:44 pm 2 comments

Telling the Good News Stories about Development

A new initiative illustrates the good news from developing countries, and reminds us of the phenomenal success the world is having when it comes to tackling poverty.

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Continue Reading 02/07/2013 at 1:49 pm 1 comment

NGOs and Accountability: What it says in the Papers

Irish NGOs are clearly very aware of the challenges and opportunities for greater NGO Accountability. But a research sample suggests they have failed to harness the power of the media to educate the Irish public about the issue.

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Continue Reading 16/04/2012 at 1:41 pm 2 comments

How do we communicate global poverty?

As the debate about Kony 2012 has shown, people in the Aid sector often agree that “things are more complicated” than popular media discourse suggest.
That is of course true, but the real question then is: How DO you communicate the full complexity of “Development” and yet succeed in Engaging people?

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Continue Reading 11/03/2012 at 3:51 pm 3 comments

Haiti 2 years on – A summary

An outline of some recent articles and reports on the situation in Haiti, 2 years after the devastating earthquake.

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Continue Reading 10/01/2012 at 11:39 am 1 comment


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One of the most important graphs. Ever.

http://ourworldindata.org/data/health/maternal-mortality/ Today is World Food Day.

A day to celebrate that the days of truly enormous famines are over: http://blog.concern.net/global-hunger-index-2015-mapping-the-worlds-hunger Meet "Chocolate Mamas", producers of chocolate in #Tanzania, creating Tanzanian jobs. 
While #cocoa is grown in West Africa and Asia,
most #chocolate (the finished product) is made in Europe or the USA.

Meet Jaki Kweka, who is trying to change that. By creating protected areas and national parks and by limiting the spread of soy bean cultivation, Brazil has managed to drastically reduce the amount of rain forest being cleared.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/deforestation-in-the-amazon-has-plummeted-almost-90pt/ Costa Rica, #Afghanistan, China, #India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/sep/15/five-developing-countries-ditching-fossil-fuels-china-india-costa-rica-afghanistan-albania?CMP=share_btn_tw Social change needs empowered citizens, and empowered citizens need occasional encouragement.

Great to hear that we're not the only ones who believe in the power of positive news! 50,000 rice farmers in #IvoryCoast are now working with better seeds, improving food security in the West African country.

As a result, harvests have increased.

Source: World Bank, photo: Jbdodane / CC BY Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light rail system starts operations. 
As Ethiopians celebrate their New Year, they also prepare to mark the beginning of operations of a tram system in the #Ethiopian capital #AddisAbaba. 
Read more: http://mgafrica.com/article/2015-09-20-sub-saharan-africas-first-light-rail-system-starts-operationsyou-guessed-it-in-ethiopia Going Mobile in #Malawi”. A mobile phone information service established last year to provide timely information to rural poor farmers in a southern African country, has been used nearly half a million times since its launch.

Established in Malawi by Gorta-Self Help Africa last year, the ‘321’ voice-activated service provides subscribers to the country’s largest mobile phone network with farm information and advice that they can access at the push of a button. And it’s all free. Read more at http://dochas.ie/sites/default/files/The-Worlds-Best-News-2015_0.pdf 10,000 copies of "The World's Best News" were distributed all over #ireland today!

See how The Irish Times described our newspaper, and click the link to read all the articles online!

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/inside-out/have-you-read-the-world-s-best-news-1.2355806

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