About Powertalk

Welcome to our group blog, Powertalk.

Here we discuss pressing issues, current topics, and the big ideas around New Media, Activism and Development.

We are graduate students of the New Media, ICT & Development course organized by Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society at the department School of Arts and Communication. Visit the ComDev portal for more information about the the Communication for Development Masters programme, and about the discipline of Communication for Development. This blog is an assignment for that course.

We are:

  • 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.


Feel free to interact with us through commenting on our posts and conversations on social media – we’d love to hear from you.