Images of War and Victims in the Social Media

July 24, 2014


As citizen journalists, bloggers, tweeps etc., we often celebrate social media and citizen journalism for being open, free, collaborative and uncensored. What we must never compromise though, is the ethical considerations about the people and events we cover. Also when it comes to the images we share. During this last week, harsh images from both […]

Pity for the Poor, or When Do We Get to Hear the Good News?

May 7, 2014


Communications experts at Danish NGOs are coming to value images like the one above, but those engaged in raising funds often seem stuck in narrative of distress and disaster. Image by Adam Cohn (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world. Read the full post on Global Voices Online

Blog Action Day: Thoughts on Ushahidi and Hope

October 15, 2012



This blogpost is dedicated to activists using the Ushahidi platform. With this blogpost I wish to open up for an alternative view on successful deployments. It is written as a contribution to Blog Action Day 2012: “The Power of We”.  Intro In the fall of 2011, I was in Cairo, Egypt and Nairobi, Kenya to […]

Blog Action Day 2012 Celebrates ‘The Power of We’

October 9, 2012



So far, bloggers from 95 countries are ready to type with fast and fit fingers. For one day they will blog about one common theme creating a colorful collection of stories and reflections that will reach a collective audience of millions. On October 15, 2012 – it’s Blog Action Day! (…) Read the full post […]

Denmark: “Happy Divorces” with Big Banks

October 7, 2012



“Are you sure you want to take out money here?” This question was posted across ATMs of the big banks in Denmark back in September. It was the warm-up for the ‘Bank Transfer Day’ that kicked off on October 1, 2012 (…) Read the full post on Global Voices online 

Podcast: Occupy This!

February 1, 2012


Thomas of Occupy Denmark talked to Maria Grabowski Kjier about the movement

[Published on Global Voices Online] In this episode we talk through some of the ideas and issues surrounding the global Occupy movement and protests, as we listen to recordings from our team in different parts of the world. Listen to the Global Voices Podcast February Edition: Occupy This! Occupy Denmark Global Voices in Danish co-editor, […]

Podcast: Brave New Year 2012

January 1, 2012


Biking with a music box on Nørrebrogade. Photo by Maria Grabowski Kjær

[Published on Global Voices Online] In this edition of the podcast we take a look back over the year 2011, consider the similarities and differences between mainstream and new media journalism, learn about an inspiring Rising Voices meeting in Bolivia to support the development of an ethnically and socially diverse blogosphere. We also set off […]


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