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Afghanistan 2014 and beyond: Lessons from the past, preparing for the future. Can the international community still succeed?

Started Dec 4, 2012 0 Replies

Having just returned from Toronto and Ottawa where I participated in public conferences on the deteriorating state of international reporting plus the need for better journalism that goes beyond just…Continue

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"The Anne Frank Fonds (foundation) seems to have quite a few projects which it is funding world-wide. Buddy and his wife, Gerti, themselves consider one of their responsibilities to talk to young people, such as at schools and churches,. In order…"
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"Thanks so much for sharing this powerful and inspiring story. I've read Anne Frank, visited the house in Amsterdam many years ago but had no idea that her father had setup a foundation to honor her name and engage in projects supporting peace,…"
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The Urgent Need for a Global Fund for Reporting

A longer version of the following appeared in The Essential Edge: Whatever Happened to Foreign Reporting?  This article is based on my editorial in Le News, the English-language fortnightly for the Lake Geneva Region in Switzerland of which I am editor. As a long time foreign correspondent covering humanitarian, conflict and media issues, I am deeply concerned by the state of…See More
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Journalist and writer focusing on conflict, humanitarian and media issues. Latest book - "Killing the Cranes - A Reporter's Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan." Also editor of The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan in the Crosslines Humanitarian and Conflict Zones. Now editing 4th and fully revised edition of the EFG to Afghanistan.

Also involved in the Geneva-based Institute for Media and Global Governance based in Geneva, Switzerland. See personal website edwardgirardet.com and www.essentialfieldguides.com, plus wwww.imgg.ch
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Asia, Afghanistan, Africa, Balkans etc.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Editor, writer, journalist
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15+
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French
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Civil Society, Development, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Humanitarian Relief, Peacebuilding, Rule of Law, Security, Sports for Development
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Advocacy, Communication, Training

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The United Nations: More consultants, fewer rights

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 6:09pm 0 Comments

http://http://lenews.ch/2014/11/20/the-united-nations-more-consultants-fewer-rights/#comment-466 This piece in Le News, the Lake Geneva English-language newspaper, has been provoking an unusual response, plus numerous comments. My question is whether the United Nations can afford to have such divisions within its own system, thus provoking discontent and…

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Switzerland's Anne Frank legacy - Beyond Frontiers and religions

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

The following editorial ran in Le news, the English-language newspaper for the Lake Geneva region in Switzerland, this past week and received an incredible number of hits. I think that it is worth sharing with the PCDN network, particularly given that it has provoked a lot of interest among young people. Here is the link but I am also including the text below. Quite a few schools in the Lake Geneva region now want Buddy Elias, the last living survivor of the Anne Frank family, to come and…

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The Urgent Need for a Global Fund for Reporting

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

A longer version of the following appeared in The Essential Edge: Whatever Happened to Foreign Reporting?  This article is based on my editorial in Le News, the English-language fortnightly for the Lake Geneva Region in Switzerland of which I am editor. As a long time foreign correspondent covering humanitarian, conflict and media issues, I am deeply concerned by the…

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The 2014 (4th edition) of the Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan is out!

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 6:41pm 0 Comments

The fully-revised 2014 (4th edition) of the Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (EFGA) is now out electronically with the print edition available in the next few weeks. The print edition will be launched over the next two months in Geneva, London and New York with panel…

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