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"One last day to back my new transparency project - take a look http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/the-transparency-gap"
Feb 28
Rowan Emslie replied to Eric Dietrich's discussion New group admin - Let's talk about good dev journalism in the group Journalists
"It fails to address the real concerns of the people affected by the event. That seems pretty basic, and I don't know how much background is needed for non-specialists to understand that. Although the NY Times piece does a good job of covering…"
Jan 10
Rowan Emslie replied to Eric Dietrich's discussion New group admin - Let's talk about good dev journalism in the group Journalists
"I just wrote a piece (admittedly with quite a lot of bashing) that highlights some good stuff people are doing about the current South Sudan situation. I also think that, often, the bashing could be a lot more specific - it'd be easier to…"
Jan 10
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"POLL: Is it ok for development blogs/bloggers to share information about unpaid internships? http://ning.it/1cR1f9s"
Dec 3, 2013
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Development Intern - a new project

Hello all,I am starting a new site for interns in development called (imaginatively) Development Intern. The site is under construction at the moment but there is a semi-functioning Twitter account if you are curious about following progress.Below is the About page for the site which I hope outlines what I'm trying to do (NB: those first three links won't work, they're categories for posts).ABOUTDevelopment Intern is a Platform for…See More
Jun 27, 2013
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Seeking quotes from humanitarian workers

I'm writing an article for a competition for The Times (London) and I'm looking for some quotes from real-life humanitarian workers. The article is on the theme of voluntourism (their topic, not mine) and I'm making the point that the typically vilified gap-year project exhibits failings that are widely applicable across the sector.Does anyone have a good story or four they wouldn't mind being quoted on? No need to name and shame, it just seems that everyone has stories of poorly planned,…See More
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Oct 27, 2012
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"The Force is strong in young Rowan. Well done. Especially #2."
Sep 6, 2012
Andrea Dekrout commented on Rowan Emslie's blog post 3 Rules For Your First Overseas Posting
"Never declare “oh it’s not really thaaat hot” when you have clearly just been posted to the surface of the sun - it won’t make you seem resilient but it will bring into doubt your powers of observation. Dido for cold, windy,…"
Sep 1, 2012
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What Richard Feynman Can Teach Development Practitioners

Originally posted on UpLookSource: Hannah Wilson IllustrationThis question of trying to figure out whether a book is good or bad by looking at it carefully or by taking the reports of a lot of people who looked at it carelessly is like this famous old problem: Nobody was permitted to see the Emperor of China, and…See More
Jul 27, 2012
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3 Rules For Your First Overseas Posting

Orignally posted on UpLook.Just some things I wish I'd been told before my first trip to live and work overseas. Obviously, it's fun to experience things and make your own mistakes, learning how not to be completely ripped off during every single monetary interaction is a particular joy that shouldn't be denied by something as silly as being warned about it. The fact remains…See More
Jul 24, 2012
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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
Jul 24, 2012
M. commented on Rowan Emslie's blog post Interview | Javie Ssozi - Helping Ugandan voices reclaim the legacy of the LRA war
"yeap, interesting. I agree with this man on aid not working and the need for entrepreneurship :-) for those interested in visual politics, here's a nice web doing so (not aid-related…"
Jul 7, 2012
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RowanEmslie
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What I do
Aid/NGO worker based in HQ or a Regional Office, Student, Journalist, Skeptic, Cynic
About me
Intern @article19org. Social Sciences student @UniofBath. E. Africa addict. Blogger.
My website
http://www.rowanemslieintern.wordpress.com
My other website
http://rowanemslieintern2.wordpress.com/
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Development Intern - a new project

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Hello all,

I am starting a new site for interns in development called (imaginatively) Development Intern. The site is under construction at the moment but there is a semi-functioning Twitter account if you are curious about following progress.

Below is the About page for the site which I hope outlines what I'm trying to do (NB: those first three links won't work, they're categories for posts).

ABOUT

Development Intern is a…

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Seeking quotes from humanitarian workers

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 3:30am 0 Comments

I'm writing an article for a competition for The Times (London) and I'm looking for some quotes from real-life humanitarian workers. The article is on the theme of voluntourism (their topic, not mine) and I'm making the point that the typically vilified gap-year project exhibits failings that are widely applicable across the sector.

Does anyone have a good story or four they wouldn't mind being quoted on? No need to name and shame, it just seems that everyone has stories of poorly…

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What Richard Feynman Can Teach Development Practitioners

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Originally posted on UpLook

See his lecture of Quantum Mechanics for more of his awesomosity Source: Hannah Wilson Illustration

This question of trying to figure out whether a book is good or bad by looking…
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3 Rules For Your First Overseas Posting

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 1:14am 2 Comments

Orignally posted on UpLook.

Just some things I wish I'd been told before my first trip to live and work overseas. Obviously, it's fun to experience things and make your own mistakes, learning how not to be completely ripped off during every single monetary interaction is a particular joy that shouldn't be denied by something as silly as…

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