advocacy

Podcasts
0 ONE at Ten – A decade of working to make poverty history

Flickr, Globetoppers In today’s podcast, we take a close look at one of the world’s leading anti-poverty advocacy organizations, the ONE Campaign. The group, founded a decade ago by U2 lead singer Bono and others in the humanitarian community, has nearly 4 million members who use ‘people power’ to encourage…

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0 Can sex sell poverty? Save the Children gives it a try

The video is pure Upworthy click bait, and you’ve never heard the word ‘diarrhea’ sound so sexy. “Models are told to make poverty sound sexy; you will never believe what happens next,” might read the copy accompanying the latest effort from Save the Children. In it, a group of models…

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0 What does Seattle Times think of Gates Foundation funding media?

The Seattle Times’ Sandi Doughton and Kristi Heim report on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s practice of paying media organizations to report on matters of global health. It’s a good overview. I’ve also written loads about this for Humanosphere, some of which you can read about here and here.…

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4 Gates Foundation Funds Media Coverage of Itself

Okay, this could be a little awkward. But it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of arrangement; nor will it be the last. The Guardian newspaper in Britain announced today it has launched a new Global Development section on its website, partly funded by the Bill & Melinda…