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, …

Re:change the world through a blog?

Who doesn’t dream of making the world a better place? To fight against injustice and inequalities and stand up for human rights. Unfortunately you don’t come far with only dreaming. For those who do actually decide to turn words into action, there are many options. You can work in the …

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 …