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Tell me about the slums

I like to watch what I call ‘popular documentaries’ about life in other countries. In my eyes, these are different from ‘regular documentaries’, because they appeal less to an intellectual elite, but to people who enjoy entertainment shows. Often they... Continue Reading →

The difficult job of a social media manager in corporate social responsibility

This is one of Innocent's latest campaign - and some of the comments it got. Being a social media manager for corporate social responsibility is not always a fun job. You will have to deal with all sorts of comments,... Continue Reading →

Are tech gadgets only for men?

Judging from these two ads, you could definitely think that -  Nosh Video Galaxy Gear Video  When looking at these two ads separately, you may not think much of it - they are funny ads both targeting men. However, when you... Continue Reading →

Stigma and HIV reporting – a lesson from the BBC

Zainab Deen wrote an article in BBC Magazine on ‘Sex workers using anti-HIV drugs instead of condoms’. However, her reporting is everything else but neutral. Her first paragraph reeks with stigmatizing rhetoric:  “In Kenya 1.5 million people are living with... Continue Reading →

Global health reporting fail – tuberculosis

And I read another article covering global health that is somewhat biased (chrmm chrmm). I'm talking about Tulip Mazumdar's article on multi-drug resistant TB : Global resistance to TB drugs is 'ticking time bomb' We have the usual suspects: -an alarmist... Continue Reading →

On sexist social marketing

In her TED talk Amy Lockwood talks about selling condoms in the Congo. She shows examples of condoms given for free by NGOs, international organisations or the government. She mocks their designs because they use pictures and slogans highlighting things... Continue Reading →

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