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A quick scapegoatery prevention manual

Terrorist attacks struck Brussels this morning, at Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station. An airport and a metro station I’ve used multiple times. Apparently, the attackers were Islamist terrorists. It’s a very scary thought; I or any one of … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 8

Human Rights Watch released its annual report today. The analyst who wrote the foreword, Kenneth Roth, opens it with the words “The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation.” It’s not hard to see where he gets his … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 7

First piece of good news of the day…the Good News Digest is back! Yesterday and the day before, I was at the studio, then I’d go to the gym or music class, then come back and work on freelance assignments … Continue reading

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That new laptop smell…

This blog is now on its third laptop. I have a sleek new MacBook Air. I don’t like to show off, but because some of you actually seem to care THAT much…

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Three products that are changing Africa

Mobile Phone Africa went straight for the sweet spot in the telecommunication arena. Leapfrogging straight to mobile phones to avoid getting tangled in the landline system. I remember the sight of men in khaki jumpsuits fixing telephone poles. In less…

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Les médias radiophoniques et la consolidation de la paix au Burundi : le cas de la Radio Isanganiro. Quelles leçons pour l’avenir?

Plusieurs personnes ont demandé de voir mon rapport final de maitrise, intitulé un peu prétentieusement Les médias radiophoniques et la consolidation de la paix au Burundi : le cas de la Radio Isanganiro. Quelles leçons pour l’avenir? Le voilà publiquement … Continue reading

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It Gets Better…Eventually

I found this picture on a popular anti-bullying page on Facebook . It seemed to me like a good corollary to Saturday’s blog post about bullying. I am immeasurably glad that when I was a bullied teen, Facebook didn’t exist … Continue reading

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A box within a box within a box…

Using this blog as part of a puzzle game for my Facebook friends to guess my latest freelance gig. Unlike Facebook, WordPress allows you to write HTML code to post a link without showing where it leads. Click to see… … Continue reading

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Planète télé – Émission 5

Cette fois, notre équipe n’est pas devant la caméra mais derrière. Cette émission vaut la peine d’être régardé surtout pour les peux reportages sur le nationalisme catalan et la musique cubaine. REGARDEZ

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Random Ethiopia Thoughts

1) Amharic is beautiful. The first thing that made me curious about Ethiopia was the Ethiopian Airlines logo– Amharic characters below the English, looking like little dancing wire figures. (I would put an image here but I can’t download any … Continue reading

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