In this week’s PSR: “Changemakers (Peace Nerds)” video; violence in DRC; Teachers strike in Kenya; Somali famine; Education reform demonstrations in Chile; Church mediates in Cuba; Drug violence in Puerto Rico; China legal reform; Malaysian women start businesses; Arrest for criticizing Thai royal family; Nationwide strike in Italy; Serbian general convicted at ICTY; Turkey-Israel spat; Medics released in Bahrain; Honor killing in Jordan; Yemen…Continue
Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on September 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The Middle East has been witnessing drastic changes since the end of last year beginning with the Tunisian Revolution that fueled enthusiasm of people in other countries in the region to follow suit in purse of freedom, democracy and equal opportunities for all.
The success of the Tunisian revolution is not measured only in terms of the fall of Bin Ali’s regime, but also peaceful way it was conducted. The Egyptian revolution that followed in January25th, 2011 was almost the…Continue
Post 9-11, Media Embrace Conflict, Shun Peace Journalism
By Steven Youngblood
As we examine the first 10 years after 9/11, one can’t help but wonder if the media have learned any lessons. Would we respond to another terrorist attack with the same facile, xenophobic coverage, or would we offer our viewers and readers a more nuanced perspective? Would journalists again be seduced by the superficial beauty of war without, in the words of the old hippie anthem,…Continue
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For many years now, various women’s groups, the academe, private sector and government have addressed the issue of violence against women (VAW) in many ways. Quite a number of intervention programs and services, advocacy, policy development and capacity building among others, have been developed and implemented. However, a great majority of these approaches/strategies focus on women as victim-survivors and potential victims. For years, one component of the VAW…
Added by Ricky A. Bunao on September 8, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments
I hope this post finds everyone well! It's my first post on the PCDN, so you'll all have to bear with me as I navigate the new technology.
I saw a great article on Good.is today and thought of those of you interested in start-ups, particularly African entrepreneurs. A group of web entrepreneurs are looking to turn Accra,Ghana into the new start-up oasis. Funded through the World Wide Web Foundation and a training program…Continue
1. Systemize! – Develop a system or multi-prong approach to organizational wellness that communicates the value of wellness to staff.
2. Empower Your Staff! – Knowledge is power! Ensure Knowledge and information is effectively managed and appropriately shared to reduce uncertainty, fear and anxiety among staff. Happy staff are more productive!
3. Introduce Flexibility! – Provide multiple options as well as coaching for staff to…Continue
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The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) mourns and concern the
horrific butchery against Somalia wildlife by the Alshabab.
Dozens of Somali wildlife had been killed by the opposition group of
the Somalia’s government of alshabab and Somalia animals are still
under death displacement day by day in the area controlled by the
Islamist hardliners of Shabab.
Alshabab new trainees are continuing to kill the wildlife during…
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FUNGUS’ FOOD BENEFITS
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Good day from the Pearl of the Orient!
Fungi have been stereotyped as curse species and should be destroyed as much as we can destroy them. Now, how about reflecting on the research fact that “rice inoculated with fungi grew five times faster” as per report from a Philippine-based food base research?
As always, let’s be prepared for the breakage of conventional…Continue
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I've put some new papers up on SSRN, you can view them at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=425153
My deepest thanks and appreciation to my co-authors! We're looking forward to hearing any comments people may have; post them here or write me at email@example.com .
Added by Noam Ebner on September 7, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments
I thought this extract would help some peace activists reflect.
The difference between the poor and rich nations is not the age of the Nation. This can be demonstrated by countries like India and Egypt, which are more than 2000 years old and are still poor countries.
On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which is just 150 years back were insignificant, today are developed and rich countries. The difference between the poor and rich nation does not also…Continue
Added by Francis Okeny Silvio on September 7, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments
Then you should take this survey.
In other words, it’s for people who read aid blogs.
Why should you bother? For one reason, it's short. It's also anonymous. And most notably, your interests and habits are important to us, the bloggers.
See what the @SmartAid folks and other bloggers have to say about the survey via…Continue
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
If Syria and Bahrain represent two poles of the 10-month old popular revolt sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, they also highlight the increasing danger of the uprising descending into a sectarian confrontation between Sunni and Shiite…Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on September 7, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments
I am making an endeavor to establish a research institute namely Research Institute of Pakistan Affairs (RIPA). I need your experienced guidence and help in order to establish the institution. A brief introduction and proposed responsibilities of RIPA is as under:-
Research Institute of Pakistan Affairs (RIPA) is an endeavor of the young researchers to carry out research on the issues of internal situation of country and to…Continue
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Gadaffi’s intelligence files are being exposed, and there is a lot ammunition in them for various groups to condemn each otherwith.
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