- Stuart Grant: Based in South Korea, Stuart has a background in politics and journalism. He is currently active in Asian development charities. Resettlement programs for North Korean emigres is a current focus but he is also active in furthering musical therapy as a platform for post-genocide societies.
- Tom Wein: Tom is from the UK, but now lives in Kenya, where he researches the behavioural science of development with the Busara Center. He is interested in the psychological effects of poverty and conflict, and the role of communication to alleviate those ills. He tweets @tom_wein.
- Yoseph Berhane: Yoseph is an Ethiopian currently living in Sweden. He is a an environmental journalist and a social media activist. He run a blog called Beyond the Headlines and currently manage the Oromo Protests in Ethiopia campaign on Crowd Voice and the +904 collective on Ushahidi.
In my posts so far, I have offered skepticism about the larger claims made on behalf of new media and ICT in development. I have suggested that old media (especially face to face communication) still plays a dominant role, and that there is little evidence that new media can be used to deliberately shift social norms. In gauging the impact of new media, we might be better off looking at …