Satire, Dialogue and the White Saviour Complex.

The white saviour complex has become a core ‘what not to do’ development buzzword, but what does it actually mean and why should it be avoided? Defining the White Saviour Many trace the term of white saviour (industrial) complex to Telu Cole, a Nigerian-American author who posted a range of …

‘Like minded’: the effect of echo chambers in development communications

“Echo chamber” must be one of hottest expressions right now. Even a superficial look into recent studies around it identifies some serious concerns for development communicators. The echo chamber is having a real impact on democracy, social change and all the goal development communications work towards. In the meantime, we …

Building impactful C4D campaigns: An interview with IOM X’s former C4D officer

Emily Cholette led IOM X’s communication for development (C4D) work in Bangkok, Thailand as the C4D officer from 2014-2017. IOM X is the International Organization for Migration’s innovative campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking. I caught up with Emily, who has since …