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    Reporter, 2013 - present
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    Blog Deputy Editor, 2011 - 2013
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  • St Julie Programme for Disabled Children (Malava, Kenya)
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When important news about HIV and/or AIDS breaks, do not tune into the evening news on Fox News, MSNBC or CNN. They probably won't report it. That is the basic lesson of an analysis of coverage of the issue by Media Matters, ...
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Dani Alvez takes a bit out of racism on the soccer pitch
European soccer (aka football) has struggled the past few years with racism, coming both from the stands and on the field (pitch). International and domestic organizers have sought to stamp out racism in and around soccer, but it continues to rear its ugly ...
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Week in Review: Styling and stories from the past week
Articles He Wrote Conflict minerals advocates win and suffer setback in appeal decision Surprise surprise, young people don’t want to stay on farms Safe drinking water keeps Cambodian kids in school   The aid debate continues in the media and on blogs 3.7 m...
Articles He Wrote Conflict minerals advocates win and suffer setback in appeal decision Surprise surprise, young people don’t want to stay on farms Safe drinking water keeps Cambodian kids in school  The aid debate con...
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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 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...
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 i...
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Sign up for my weekly newsletter
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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Want to Harm your Economy? Restrict Immigration
Yet another push for immigration reform in the US is underway. Lawmakers would be smart to cast aside their personal feelings about the issue and look at the evidence. It was already established that making a humanitarian appeal can lead people to support m...
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This Week in Review (from Idaho)
Articles He Wrote Surprise surprise, young people don’t want to stay on farms  Harvard students hope a mob mentality can raise malaria awareness Can fair trade clothing prevent the next factory tragedy? Boston Marathon showcases resilience of humanity Paren...
Articles He Wrote Surprise surprise, young people don’t want to stay on farms  Harvard students hope a mob mentality can raise malaria awareness Can fair trade clothing prevent the next factory tragedy? Boston Marathon show...
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Call for Abstracts: Voice and Matter – Glocal Conference on Communication for Development
Deadline: 23 May 2014, 00:00 (CET) Voice and Matter is the fourth annual Communication for Development conference arranged by Ørecomm – Centre for Communication and Glocal Change, this year merged with Roskilde University’s biannual scientific conference, S...
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A belated, but not forgotten, week in review
Articles He Wrote Revealed: USAID’s Twitter-like attempt to ferment unrest in Cuba An AP report reveals that a US-backed program attempted to develop a Twitter-like service with the goal that it would help spark political unrest in Cuba. USAID hopes to boos...
Articles He Wrote Revealed: USAID’s Twitter-like attempt to ferment unrest in Cuba An AP report reveals that a US-backed program attempted to develop a Twitter-like service with the goal that it would help spark political ...
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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....
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...
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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...
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 sinc...
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