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Friends and fellow foreign policy enthusiasts,

Fun news: I've relaunched my Global Dispatches Podcast! 
http://bit.ly/GlobalDispatches

For the past several weeks I've been collecting interview with various big thinkers and doers in foreign policy circles. In each of these conversations I try to dig deep into the backgrounds of my interviewees to learn the influences, mentors, ideas and events that shaped their worldview from an early age. I learn their life stories and in the process have interesting diversions about various late 20th and early 21st century historical events. 

It's an interview style that brings out anecdotes that foreign policy nerds should enjoy. The time Zalmay Khalilzad crashed Albert Wohlstetter's class in grad school; Bill Richardson cracking a joke with Omar al Bashir to secure the release of hostages; Jessica Tuchman Matthews being denied a fellowship at the Nixon White House because of her famous mom's well known political leanings -- those sorts of things.    

I post one of these longform interviews every Monday. On Thursdays I post shorter interviews with think tank experts and journalist types about something topical. (Full list of previous episodes are blow the fold). 

Please spread the word on Twitter and elsewhere: Here's the link:

http://bit.ly/GlobalDispatches 

If you are into podcasts, please subscribe via iTunes. There's nothing like this in the podcast world. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/un-dispatch-podcast/id593535863?mt=2

Please feel free to reach out if you have any recommendations of folks I should interview. 

Mark 

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Mark Leon Goldberg
Editor, UN Dispatch
Curator, DAWNS Digest 
Host, Global Dispatches Podcast
@MarkLGoldberg

Previous episodes

Episode 19, Louise Arbour, Human Rights Pioneer

What Obama Left Out of His Big Foreign Policy Speech

Episode 18: Zalmay Khalizad, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the UN.

Why Libya is Suddenly on the Verge of a Civil War 

Episode 17: Gov Bill Richardson, he frees hostages.

The Foreign Policy Implications of India's Elections

Episode 16: Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children

What Boko Haram Wants

Episode: 15 Laura Turner Seydel, philanthropist

Episode 14: Douglas Ollivant, Iraq expert

Episode 13: Gary Bass, historian

Episode 12: Mark Montgomery, demographer

Episode 11: Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watcher

Episode 10: Live from the UN, Volume 2.

Episode 9: Mia Farrow, humanitarian activist and Goodwill Ambassador

Episode 8: Suzanne Nossel, Big Thinker

Episode 7: Live from the UN, Volume 1. 

Episode 6: PJ Crowley, former State Department Spokesperson

Episode 5: Octavia Nasr, reporter

Episode 4: Arsalan Iftikhar, “The Muslim Guy”

Episode 3: Dodge Billingsley, filmmaker.

Episode 2: Laura Seay,  @TexasinAfrica

Episode 1: Heather Hurlburt, national security wonk
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Please spread the word about (2) $1,000 grants I am giving away to reporters, bloggers, photographers, film makers, or anyone with a compelling humanitarian story to tell. 

The grants are funded though subscription sales to my DAWNS Digest mobile app and news clips service. For $2.99/month we compile daily summaries of the top human rights, development, global health and other relevant news from the developing world. 

Our revenue supports our grant program. If you work in these fields, you may find our service useful and you can sign up for a free trial at http://dawnsdigest.com

I would be much obliged if folks would forward our call for applications to any humanitarian minded journalist with a compelling story to tell. 

Thanks,

Mark 
Co-Founder, The Development and Aid World News Service (DAWNS)
http://dawnsdigest.com
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Hundreds of world leaders descend on New York City for the annual opening of the UN General Assembly.  Here are the topics that will drive the agenda at the United Nations this week.

My annual preview of the 5 stories to follow during UN Week. 
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***I am super proud to announce the two winners of our pilot, $500 grants for humanitarian story telling!**

Our first ever DAWNS grants will go to Kafa Al-Hashily and Alanah Torralba. Kafa’s proposal is for a reporting project about internally displaced people in southern Yemen. The $500 will help cover some of the expenses of this project, including transportation, lodging and hiring a fixer to help set up interviews. Alanah is a photographer who is documenting breast cancer survivors in the Philippines. She will use the $500 toward the purchase of a new camera lens (specifically a Canon EF 35mm f/2.)

After narrowing down 300 applications to a final nine, we can honestly say that we wish that we could find ways to fund every single finalist. Each of these projects — and several that did not make the final 9 – are worthy of support. We are actively exploring news ways to support this kind of storytelling.

In the meantime, we are continuing to reach more people through the DAWNS Digest. It took us only 3 months to get this off the ground and begin the process towards issuing our first grants. We want to give more grants more often. In the short term, that means we have to sell more subscriptions.

The best way you can help us is by recommending DAWNS Digest to your friends and, if you have not done so yet, purchase a subscription to our news clipping service.

We are excited to what comes next from Kafa and Alanah. Both have some excellent stories to tell!
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Crowd source question RE Google+ Hangouts:

I know that only 10 people can participate at one time in a Google Hangout. But can others passively watch the hangout live -- even if they are not one of the 10 people "in" the hangout?
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**Grant opportunity for humanitarian journalists/bloggers and storytellers of all stripes **

Most of you know know me through UN Dispatch--which is going as strong as ever. Since September, I have been quietly working on a new project with a partner +Tom Murphy that we call the Development and Aid World News Service (DAWNS). We sell inexpensive subscriptions to an email news clippings service for people interested in humanitarian issues, human rights, conflict, development and related global news. Our ultimate goal is to create a sustainable platform to support humanitarian focused journalism and storytelling. To that end, we are committed to using our revenue to issue grants that can support journalists, bloggers, and others with a humanitarian story to tell. We have sold enough subscriptions to "DAWNS Digest" (mostly to NGO and government workers, journalists, think tankers and students) to kickstart our grant giving program.

I need your help. We are accepting applications for two $500 grants. Our ideal applicant is someone with a good story idea or project, but needs just a little assistance to get started. I realize $500 is not a huge sum and front-lines reporting from is very expensive. But if you know a photojournalist who needs a new lens for her camera or a blogger who is paying for a plane ticket halfway across the world, maybe we can help?

Please spread the word about this grant opportunity. All the details can be found here:

http://dawnsdigest.com/grants/

And if you are interested in checking out our service, I encourage you to sign up for a (free) trial of DAWNS Digest. I'm grateful that so many people have found this service useful.
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I'm so pleased to be the publisher of this riveting story about a young Arab Spring protester's murder, a government coverup and his families quest for justice. If you like a good #longreads or want to learn something about the Arab Spring in the Gulf and the attendant geopolitical intrigue I heartily recommend this new Kindle Single

http://www.amazon.com/Unravels-Bahrains-Humanitarian-Storytelling-ebook/dp/B00F0SHV1I
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Check out these very cool international journalism projects. You can join our virtuous circle with a free subscription to the DAWNS Digest global news curation service. Do it! 
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As many of you know, I started a global news aggregation service for people interested in news from the developing world. We call it the Development and Aid World News Service--DAWNS Digest, and have a mobile app and email-news clips service. Our subscribers include the NGO community, global news junkies and some government agencies. 

We run this as a social enterprise and periodically give away grants to support global humanitarian reporting. 

We've opened applications for two (2) $1,000 grants, available to pretty much anyone in the world with a compelling humanitarian minded story to tell. I realize this is not enough to fully fund a big reporting project, but hopefully it can help defray travel costs; pay for translation services; or maybe buy a new camera lens. 

If you know a journalist, blogger, photographer, filmmaker or anyone with a great global humanitarian story to tell and could use a modicum of support please pass along this note. 

And you want to support this project, download my app or buy a monthly subscription for $2.99. Our service is particularly useful if your work is connected to parts of the world that doesn't often make newspaper headlines here in the west. 

Here's the call for applications for two $1,000 grants. 

http://www.dawnsdigest.com/call-for-applications/ 

Let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks for spreading the word! 

Mark
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Some good news to share!

I've worked with the global health NGO Population Services International for the past year to help develop content for their blog and oversee a re-design and relaunch of "Healthy Lives." I am very pleased to announce that these efforts paid off big time last week when we won the Best Non-Profit Blog award from PR News. I am quite proud of what we were able to accomplish over the course of the year. If you have an interest in HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, TB, vaccines, access to water or any other global health/international development issue, please check us out.

One of our flagship efforts is a daily global health news clipping service, we call the Healthy Dose. If global health is your thing, sign up!

http://psihealthylives.com/2012/03/sign-up-for-the-healthy-dose.html
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We are pleased to announce that after reading through nearly 300 applications, we have chosen nine finalists for the two $500 DAWNS pilot grants.

Here are the finalists names and home country

Kafa Al-Hashily – Yemen
Laura Fletcher – Ireland
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan – Bangladesh
Namebage Chouchou – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Aya Chebbi – Tunisia
David Mafabi – Uganda
Amanda Fortier – Canada
Alanah Torralba – Phillipines
Bijoyeta Das – India

Starting now all DAWNS paid and trial subscribers will have the opportunity to voice their choice for who should receive our pilot grants. One winner will be selected by subscribers and the second will be determined by +Tom Murphy and I.

Go here to view the applications and cast your vote.

http://dawnsdigest.com/votenow/

We are excited about all nine finalists. Through subscribers, we have raised the money for the first grants. Subscriptions to our humanitarian news clipping service are $2.99/month or $29.99/year sign up here: http://dawnsdigest.com

In order to deliver more grants we need to spread the word about DAWNS and the DAWNS Digest. Based on the overwhelming response, it is clear that there are stories waiting to be told and many qualified storytellers in need of some resources to tell these stories.
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Here's the direct link to DAWNS Digest, and also some blurbs from our subscribers. Our basic idea is to create a new way to help fund humanitarian reporting and storytelling. We think we are on to something so far...
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