Reports, infographics and other assorted items

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A political history of Africa since 1900 –  From the Guardian, 11th July 2011

Blogs we like: Africa is a country


Blogs we like: AidSpeak

Development Education

Finding Frames: New ways to engage the UK public in global poverty. Finding Frames is a report about the ways in which the UK public engage with global poverty issues, and about how development NGOs and other stakeholders might deepen and extend that engagement. Having identified the problems, the report deliberately does not prescribe solutions; instead it sets out a programme of work which NGOs will need to undertake in collaboration if it is to achieve the transformational change in how the public engage with poverty which we feel is long overdue. Andrew Darnton and Martin Kirk, Oxfam and DFID, 2011.

The impact of global learning on public attitudes and behaviours towards international development and sustainability. DEA 2010


Fair Miles – recharting the food miles map. Report by the International Institute for Environment and Development

World Food Crisis – infographic on food shortages, food wast and food loss.


Starvation pornography – How many skinny babies can you show me – article on the media’s obsession with ‘starvation pornography’ by Katy Migiro, correspondent for AlertNet based in Nairobi, 2011

Images and the ‘Other’:  Motivations behind NGO Fundraising Imagery and their Impact on Public Perception. Thesis by Jessica Wishart, Dalhousie University, 2008

Images of Africa in the Western Media by James Michira, University of Nairobi, 2002


Peters Projection – still the most common map used to depict countries’ actual size

Upside Down Maps

Mapping Stereotypes – a humerous take on how the world looks depending on stereotype


Starvation pornography – How many skinny babies can you show me – good article on the media’s obsession with ‘starvation pornography’ by Katy Migiro, correspondent for AlertNet based in Nairobi, 2011

Shrinking World – a detailed report looking at the decline of international News in the British Press. Martin Moore, Media Standards Trust, 2010

Journalism and the politics of Hunger – the struggle against starvation, violence and disease is also the struggle to understand and describe the world, writes Dan Hind in an Opinion piece for Al Jazeera, 27th August 2011.



Population is just a sidekick to the real big baddie – consumption. Beyond the headlines from the UN population report lies a clear message: consumption is still a far bigger threat to the planet, writes George Monbiot in the Guardian, October 27th, 2011


Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it. The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades, writes the Guardian’s Environment Editor John Vidal, May 30th 2010

Another Inconvenient Truth – How biofuel policies are deepening poverty and accelerating climate change. Report by Oxfam, 2008

An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions. A visual presentation of CO2 emissions from the Guardian


Gap Years – Wasted Youth – From the Guardian, September 6th, 2010.

Backpacking Tourism: Morally Sound Travel or Neo-Colonial Conquest? Thesis by Lauren Gula, Dalhousie University, 2008


Students given tips to stop gap year travel being ‘a new colonialism’ – new report from thinktank demos reviewed in the Observer, 30th July 2011

Volunteering overseas can reduce unemployment numbers at home – but is this positive news for the Global South? – IIEDS, August 2010

Before you pay to volunteer abroad, think of the harm you might do – From the Observer, 14th November 2010 and here’s also the report that article referes to – Inside the thriving industry of AIDS orphan tourism

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