Critics have often accused NGOs of using pity in their fundraising campaigns. Negative images used in campaigns to evoke empathy and guilt have been labelled as poverty porn, others accuse positive campaigns of stereotyping, oversimplification of stories or failing to highlight structural causes. Sometimes it seems as though NGOs can’t do right for want of trying. With NGOs under constant...
Chris Douglas argues that the portrayal of South Sudan in a recent mini-documentary is harmful and offers no solution to food scarcity.
The stories NGOs tell are often intentionally dark - or intentionally light. Daniel Lombardi explains why development communicators should focus instead on making sure their stories are good ones.
Development communications inherently means telling other people's stories. But how can NGOs and journalists do it accurately and respectfully? Daniel Lombardi explains the need for a careful balance between complexity and simplicity.
You voted, and the results are in. Today we're presenting the playlist of the Top 5 Aid Worker Tunes of all time (and our inaugural WhyDev Award for Merit).