Tag Archives: democracy

Teaching children journalism to strengthen democracy and development

Much of the world expects journalists to hold the government to account through their reporting. In Bangladesh, media repression and lack of resources hamper the ability to report effectively on challenges facing Bangladeshis. As Jessica Carter describes, in one Bangladeshi neighbourhood, children are being taught the skills to share their...
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Collaborating in Virtual Silence

Janet Newbury and Donnie Maclurcan, members of the Post Growth Institute, would like to share one incredibly productive, flexible and democratic means of virtual collaboration. They ‘stumbled’ because it became the default method for their Skype conference calls ten seconds into their first attempt for nine of them to connect...
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If you were President of Ghana…

CitiFM, a radio station in Ghana, is asking children how they would use the country's oil revenues if they were President. If you were President, or Prime Minister (or even Supreme Overlord), of your respective country, how would you use revenues from resources such as oil? Although some children may...
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Words I Never Said

A new song from Lupe Fiasco that is all about self-censorship and speaking up. It is worth watching and listening to. Even if you do not agree with what Lupe says or believes, the track will get your head bobbing and your brain working....
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War and Peace (prizes)

It is now well-known that a total of 18 countries have declined invitations to attend the ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. According to most reports, China is doing some heavy arm twisting and threatening consequences if certain countries attend. In this feature, Brendan looks at this odd...
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