How to tell a good story

As discussed in an earlier blog post, new media has changed the way we communicate with each other and how we consume information; our expectations of receiving information packaged in an attractive way have certainly increased. In the digital space where hundreds of stories are unfolding continually, you need to …

A few lessons from Swedish Digital Diplomacy

In my recent blog post, I complained, at some length, about the continuing use of ‘the field’ in development speak. One of the criticisms raised concerned the fact that ‘the field’ fails to describe development as a process occurring as much in the global metropolises as in rural settings. So, …

To stare at a stranger for 4 minutes

It doesn’t happen very often, but every now and then, you read a piece or see a video that really stands out of the crowd. I consider myself being an average internet user. I have my bookmarked list of news sites, blogs and other websites that I check on a …