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Ever wondered what the people on our aid posters would say if they would be able to speak? Well, now you will find out because the amazing Radi-Aid is back with a new research project where they asked focus groups in southern Africa what they think about their online representation. The research will be published on 1 November, but they have recently released a sneak peek – Have a look!
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Drones are controversial for good reason. But they also deliver good to developing countries, such as vaccines in remote areas. Development agencies and governments are increasingly using drones for aid, so much so that it is driving the drone industry in Africa.
NPR’s Goats and Soda (one of my favourite places for development stories) presents a range of photographers and their ambitions to promote more holistic representations of migrants lives. These types of alternative narratives to those of death and destruction play an important role in humanising people. The photos will be featured in an exhibition in New York until July next year.