Monthly Archives: January 2005

Phoneblogging from Harvard

I’m at Harvard’s Weblogs, Journalism and Credibility conference today and tomorrow. It’s an odd conference – the conference blog was very rowdy before the conference, then the morning of the conference was pretty slow. Now, in the PM, we’re starting … Continue reading

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Ghana on the web – a slice of life

I’ve been working on an idea for a Global Voices project – an wiki-resident index of bridgebloggers around the world. For each country, we’d list some key bridgebloggers and provide some context for the issues and events they’re talking about. … Continue reading

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Disgraced International Mercenaries Wanted to Help US in Iraq. Please apply to Deparment of Defense.

Andrew Ackerman has a piece in the December 29th issue of “The Nation”, titled “Tim Spicer’s World”. My three readers may remember that I posted about Spicer – a notorious international mercenary – six months ago, when his new firm … Continue reading

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Nauru – the future of rogue states?

Commuting to and from Berkman yesterday, I got the chance to catch up on my back episodes of This American Life, accumulating on my iPod since before Christmas. The best of the lot I listened to yesterday was called “The … Continue reading

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Media Attention Animations

(Hey folks – there’s a better formatted version of this post, which includes the flash movies on a Harvard server – feel free to check that out and see the pretty version. I wasn’t sure how my currently ailing blog … Continue reading

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Ethan versus Manilla

The last 24 hours have been Ethan versus Manilla, and Manilla is winning, even though I’ve got a great set of allies. Comments should work again – thanks to Wendy and Jesse, to whom I owe many, many thanks. I … Continue reading

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Sufficiently clever enough to get myself into trouble

My three readers have probably noticed that the design of this blog has changed – indeed, more than once in the past 48 hours. I had decided to formally change the blog title to “…My Heart is In Accra” and … Continue reading

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Kenyan Pundit, Live from Nairobi

Ory Okolloh – Kenyan Pundit – is one of the people I’m happiest to have met through blogging. She’s a brilliant law student at Harvard Law and a passionate and critical observer of news and politics in her native Kenya. … Continue reading

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Death and Damage in Myanmar Are Now Believed to Be Relatively Light, U.N. Study Says

I’ve been raising the concern, here and in posts on WorldChanging.com, that statistics on deaths in Burma from the tsunami may be underreported by the military government of Myanmar. Central to that argument were reports from UN agencies working in … Continue reading

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Tsunami relief? No, thanks.

Peter Ford, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, has an interesting article on the politics of foreign aid in response to the tsunami. He focuses on the question, “Why would a nation refuse foreign aid?”, as India, Thailand and Burma … Continue reading

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