"Isn't this just the natural way of things? After the destruction of the second world war, there were groups of people who were spurred on by ideology (a better word, I think, than politics), such as the Friends Ambulance Corps. …"
"I think it's important to separate in our minds "local volunteerism" from "international volunteerism."
The former is the heart and soul of sustainable development and grassroots political activism, even though we rarely use…"
In a recent blog post, Dr. Nichole Georgeou argues, in part, that dev/aid volunteerism has lost its political roots of participation and empowerment, replacing them with national interests.Historically, “participation” referred to the process of redistributing power through the involvement of oppressed peoples in decisions that affected their lives and opportunities. [...] Volunteers lived in…See More
"It's good to see someone take a fresh approach to this discussion. The "simple narrative" problem has been around in news for decades.
I think you're on the right track. Social and interactive media potentially offer new ways for…"
Our visionOur mission is to provide a collaborative and participatory platform for individuals passionate about development, aid, and other global issues.Our vision is to enable you to lend your voice and energy to development issues and to continue your education and learning around development.We aim to do that by:Promoting open and critical discussion on issues related to developmentEngaging a wide range of people to contribute to developmentFacilitating networking amongst like-minded…See More
This group is open to everyone - journalists and those interested in dialogue about/with media.Does the mainstream media suck at covering aid and development? "Yes", you may well say, "pretty much." So how can we make it better? AidSource can help make it better. Tom Paulson is the admin for this group.See More