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Tom Murphy
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Attended College of the Holy Cross
Lives in Boston, MA
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Kicking off the week by looking at the last one
Articles He Wrote Will the US foreign aid budget continue its decline? Discussions in DC are now taking place over the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and the downward trend of foreign aid spending may resume. US underfunding crucial global health research and deve...
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This week in the world, according to me
Sign up to get this newsletter in your inbox each week here . Columns He Wrote TOMS wins over water partner, takes on coffee business A closer look at the launch of TOMS coffee, its partnership with Water for People and changing the philanthropic landscape....
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A Week in the Life: March 14 Edition
Gif me a Break It didn't quite live up to its promise, but True Detective was darn good. Columns He Wrote How the UK benefits from immigration #MigrationMatters: Immigration has been a good thing for the UK, especially since opening up to more European coun...
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A Week in Review: March 10 Edition
Columns He Wrote Oscar winner shines light on problem of modern slavery The closing remarks in Steve McQueen's Oscar acceptance speech drew attention to the global problem of modern day slavery. Containing global violence costs nearly $10 trillion a year A ...
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Harsher anti-gay law draws concerns for Ugandans and international leaders
Boston, MA – Returning home to Uganda after two years makes James* feel uneasy. As a gay man from a country that penalizes homosexuality, James cannot even use his real name for fear of outing himself to the wrong people. “I choose not to think about it,” h...
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This Week from the Cave (March 28)
Articles He Wrote American teenager is the face of global TB Caryn Kaufman knew little about TB until her son contracted the infection from his teacher in 2009. The two are now advocating for TB support in DC. GM Cotton is not killing Indian farmers, nor is...
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I'm joining the newsletter game. With RSS much less useful thanks to the end of Google Reader and the fact that I am writing for Humanosphere, it is hard to keep up with everything. Each week I will include the stories I wrote as well as some other interest...
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While some try to slow down immigration in the UK, here's how the country benefits
Migration is a much debated subject around the world. We are investigating the impacts that migration on countries, migrants, business and more. Read more on Migration Matters . Migrants flock to the UK at much higher rates than any other European country. ...
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Weigh In: What are the 100 most critical questions in development?
A team over at Sheffield University is trying to determine the questions that will help define how the post-2015 agenda can be addressed in a realistic and evidenced way. A friend of the blog, Linda Raftree , is a part of the effort and wants to hear from y...
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Is the global community failing the Central African Republic?
Extreme violence persists on a daily basis across the Central African Republic. The inability to protect civilians affected by targeted violence is evidence that the international community is failing the Central African Republic, said humanitarian aid orga...
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  • Humanosphere
    Reporter, 2013 - present
  • Development and Aid World News Service
    Co-Founder, 2011 - present
  • Population Services International
    Blog Deputy Editor, 2011 - 2013
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    Site Director, 2010 - 2011
  • St Julie Programme for Disabled Children (Malava, Kenya)
    Programme Assistant, 2009 - 2009
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