BIGLY Data is a collaborative project, undertaken by Master of Arts in Communication for Development candidates at Malmö University. BIGLY Data draws together musings and analyses on social media, data, and development from five communication professionals around the world. Bringing their unique perspectives and experiences together, the blog analyzes the effect of digital campaigning, big data, social media engagement, and new media movements that are changing the face of international development and communities around the world.

Meet BIGLY Data:
Julia Cseke currently based in Malmö, Sweden with a special interest in art and culture and its role in international development matters. ”I would like to explore the possibilities and limitations of what technology can be used for when communicating ideas within international development.”  

Melinda Donnelly is a strategic communications professional based in Bangkok, Thailand, with over seven years of experience in building communications campaigns for positive social and environmental impact. Currently, Melinda is employed by the U.S. Agency for International Development, working towards more sustainable fisheries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hanna Rhodin is an avid traveler, an Ethnologist by study, and an Animal Welfare professional by practice, based in Washington DC, USA. She has taken an interest in representation and culture in the international development sphere and the effects it has socially and on common perception.

Matous Jelinek is a journalist, social media specialist and keen explorer of diversity, based in Prague, Czech Republic. Currently, he is working for the big publishing house Czech News Center.

Clement Silverman is a broadcast journalist by training, research communicator by experience and is now based in Yangon, Myanmar practicing public relations.