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At What Point Does A Fundraising Ad Go Too Far?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is "poverty porn" making a comeback?

That's the term that some people used back in the 1980s to describe attention-grabbing fundraising ads like the one on the right:

Back then, the media were filled with images of starving African children in desperate need of food, seemingly all alone in the ...


It's Up To The World: Pay For The Global Goals Or Buy Everyone A Latte

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The U.N. is raring to go. This weekend, it ratified the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to solve a lot of the world's problems by the year 2030, from ending extreme poverty to guaranteeing equality for all.

But in all the hoopla over the SDGs, two questions haven't received ...


Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.

Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from man...."

He ...


Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Global Development Goals?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

World peace. An end to poverty. Free and equal societies. High-level objectives like these are part of a far-reaching global plan the U.N. will ratify this week: the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The hope is that all of them will be achieved by the year 2030.

Test your knowledge of ...


The U.N. Wants You To Take A Selfie, Spin Around, Listen To A Llama

Sunday, September 20, 2015

How do you compete with a talking gecko and a slogan like "We Have The Meats?"

That's the challenge for the media campaigners to get people to pay attention to the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a set of 17 goals to end extreme poverty, abolish inequality and ...


The Powerful Photos That Rocked Getty Images' First Instagram Grant

Sunday, September 13, 2015

People use Instagram to share all kinds of images online — taking selfies and posting photos of brunch, of course, but also discovering raw talent or telling stories that might not otherwise get attention.

That's exactly what many photojournalists use Instagram for: posting photos to draw attention to issues ...