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Friday afternoon round-up

Posted on | May 14, 2010 | No Comments

In the interests of avoiding such a long post as last one, I’m getting bitty.

Interesting discussion on Twitter at #freewifi4africa

Bonnie Koenig has a new blog (thanks to @viewfromthecave for tweeting about it) and it is attracting great comments

A View From The Cave adds a good analysis of Fox News to the discussion on ‘how do people who know about development get heard above those who don’t?’

- The brilliance of Fox News and how we can learn from them

Good Intentions Are Not Enough has covered this twice in recent days

- Why do aid bloggers get snarky?

- Donor education

…I’m sure to be missing lots so will try to add more here

Bono and Bob’s newspaper editing activities, particularly this week at the Toronto Globe and Mail, catch the attention of The Guardian’s Lost In Showbiz column. Whatever you think of B&B, it’s a pity LiS didn’t mention that guest editor of the digital edition was co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi, Ory Okolloh.

Johann Hari: This is not what the people voted for

The Oxfam Curiosity Shop has opened in London’s Selfridges – staffed by celebrities and stocked with celebrities’ donations

Aid Watch enters duckrabbit territory with a post about Duncan McNicholl’s project ‘Perspectives on Poverty’

Staying with photography, the blog at Peace Dividend Trust takes to task the NGOs and aid agencies that give the impression the countries where they work are populated by nothing but cute kids


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