BBC documentary “Poor Reporting”, is a must listen. Reporter NIck Fraser discusses the difficult questions related to engaging the media with the story of global poverty. What does it take to get people in the rich world engaged in the issue of global poverty? How can you avoid cliché, sentimentality and callousness? What stops people turning off?” Is the issue of poverty too complex? Is it too boring? Has it been done too many times? None of these questions are new but they’re still extremely relevant and worth contemplation.
Anyone following the rise of philanthropy in China over the past five years will agree that it has been nothing short of extraordinary. The Hurun Philanthropy List, that ranks China’s top 100 philanthropists, reported the average donation in 2011 at US$18.5 million. With this rise in philanthropy there has also been a steady increase in the number of corporate foundations as companies begin to formalise how they give back to the community. Read More…
The first in a series of 3 infograhics highlighting why we must protect Antarctica’s Ocean. Head to AOA’s website for more information and to Join the Watch!