Showing posts from September, 2016

Links & Contents I Liked 201

Hi all, Welcome to another link review-this time at bit more balanced between the 3 parts-so do scroll down to the end ;)! Development news: Lacking p unishment for attacking aid workers ; EU links humanitarian funding to migration discourse; even the FT discovers the #allmalepanel; crowdfunding innovations for development; the aid industry is constantly changing; did Angelina Jolie really plan to head the UN one day? Musical talent from Sudan; literary talent from Zimbabwe-and finally: How to be a horrible boss? Our digital lives: Can a sewing robot disrupt garment the industry? How to be writer; assessing fake Internet traffic Academia: Twitter as a teaching tool; career angst; pre-Brexit student chaos in the UK; predatory publisher buys legitimate medical journals. Enjoy! New from aidnography Apply to our Communication for Development online part-time flagship MA program! As the spring application window for ComDev’s flagship 1-year MA opens from 15 September – 17 October we

Apply to our Communication for Development online part-time flagship MA program!

Dear all, These are exciting times at our Communication for Development program! The autumn semester with almost 150 students across all our courses is well underway and we just concluded our Transit Europe symposium with more than 60 colleagues, students, alumni and friends of ComDev. As the spring application window for ComDev’s flagship 1-year MA opens from 15 September – 17 October we are once again looking forward to receiving your application. You will find all the details on the 1-year MA page . Our MA program is a 50% full-time course taught in our online blended learning ‘glocal classroom’ that we have pioneered, improved and enhanced for more than 15 years! You can also read what graduates from the course have said about ComDev and we just uploaded three more profiles in connection with ComDev experiences in the United Nations system . Please note that all applications have to be made through Sweden’s central university admissions website and that we only evaluate the l

Links & Contents I Liked 200

Hi all, This is officially the 200th link review , but last week's post alre ady marked the official an nivers ary of cur ating development, ICT4D and higher education content since 2011. So we are pretty much back to no rmal wit h this week's review. Development news : George Clooney & celebrity engagement in South Sudan; a cultural shift towards junk food will be the next public health time-bomb; global fashion value chains are huge polluters; ‘job creation’ and ‘free trade’ won’t help developing countries; behind the humanitarian frontlines with MSF; just adding doctors won’t solve Indian’s public health challenges; Oxfam now has a responsible data policy; public service broadcasting in fragile states; Congo’s female dandies; new books on the Ebola response. Our digital lives: Hackathons for refugees suck; a radical manifesto of writing (back). Academia : The anthropologist arrives ‘in the field’; academic meets design practice. Enjoy! New from aidnography What I l

What I learned from curating thousands of #globaldev articles

My first ever link review in November 2011 featured 3 international development links on study advice for MA programs, sanitation & hygiene and facilitating social change. When my 200th link review will go online in September 2016, I have had the chance to collect, select, review and share thousands of news items, blog posts and other digital resources. I first shared some more general reflections on the curation process on the occasion of link review no. 100 in November 2013 ( 100 weekly link reviews later: Why I still like curating #globaldev content) ; the post highlighted how curation has helped me with my research, teaching and digital literacy. As I went through most of my previous link reviews I reflected on some of the key features that emerged from the diversity of material I have come across in an ever-changing digital publishing environment. We never had so many great news sources-while traditional media brands often remain stuck in reporting stereotypes When I look at

Links & Contents I Liked 199

Hi all, I can't believe that this is already post no. 444 - and we are only one review away from the epic 200th anniversary! Development news: Why appoint an American to run the World Bank? Black Lives Matter receives unique philanthropic support; Let's drop 'sub-Saharan Africa'! #SWEDOW-broken medical equipment issue; Canadian mainstream media ignore corporate colonial history; UN struggling to play by the rules in CAR’s fragile environment; Uganda I: From adoption to foster care; Uganda II: Former women politician and their meaningful life after office; insights from working in a Syrian NGO start-up; women and media in Afghanistan-it’s complicated; Want to increase school attendance? Put washing machines in schools! Our digital lives: The complexities around digital gang activities Academia: Don’t write that 90 GBP hardcover book! Making public engagement count in academic promotions. Enjoy!   Development news A Non-Contest at the World Bank While Mr. Kim may be

Links & Contents I Liked 198

Hi all, Development news: UN’s humanitarian balancing acts in Syria; Basra, a dystopian city; NIKE & the women in Vietnam; is paying workshop participants wrong?; how to develop organizational capacity beyond training; Rio’s favela journalism reloaded; Nepal’s roads and reconstruction-insights from a unaccountable country; challenging myths of women’s economic empowerment; Is the World Bank getting human rights in Zimbabwe wrong? Our digital lives: Non-Profit well-being & a need for a changing work ethic; the de- and re-politication of Burning Man Publication: Towards an alternative development management paradigm Academia: Following motivational clich├ęs will not get you through a PhD! Enjoy!   New from aidnography Communicating development in a post-factual world: How to win against the Daily Mail But in post-factual world we are clearly reminded that ‘we’ teachers, researchers, communicators or journalists need to do more and better. Winning against the ‘them’ of the