Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Global Voices: Australia Still Waiting for a New Government

My latest roundup of Oz bloggers for Global Voices : Australia Still Waiting for a New Government:
A week after its election, Australia is waiting for a new government. Neither side won a majority of the 150 House of Representative seats. Though counting is still continuing, the likely result is:
72 Australian Labor Party, 73 Liberal/National Parties, 1 Greens, 4 Independents. The nation watches while negotiations take place to form a minority government.

Bloggers have been busy speculating not only on possible outcomes but also the reasons for the hung parliament.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Working To Protect Children

My latest Think3: Developing World post:
Jess Allen worked in Thailand with ECPAT International on their program to stop child sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse. She is currently in Melbourne as the advocacy and communications officer with Child Wise helping to organise their Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People.
Jess’ Story: Working To Protect Children

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Employing Traditional Climate Knowledge

My latest post for Th!nk3: Developing World:

Aboriginal rangers in Australia are helping to combat global warming in an innovative project by applying traditional indigenous knowledge.
Indigenous Australia #4: Employing Traditional Climate Knowledge

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Crisis Reporting: Food Insecurity 2010

My latest post at Th!nk3: Developing World
I hadn’t visited the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting until it joined forces recently with Global Voices. It is an amazing website overflowing with online journalism about international issues. GV health editor Juhie Bhatia is leading the Global Voices on Food Insecurity project.
Crisis Reporting: Global Food Insecurity 2010