We can be heroes, forever and ever

During these past months, I have explored the issue of representation and communicating development through my blog posts. I have touched on different nuances and issues of communicating aid and development work: volunteerism, geographic mishaps, ‘heroification’ of development workers, NGOs’ fundraising videos, and gender representation in power. In these posts, …

Visuals in media representations: misused?

In recent years there is much more focus on the visualizations in media representations, looking at the images and photographs which go viral. But there are a number of overarching questions looking at these news coverages and images presented, while looking at the nature of the conflict and the recipient …