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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 ...
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 ...
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...."
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.
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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 ...
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 ...