Motto: “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.”
As we can see clearly now, the issues facing the developing world grow more complex and difficult. For some of us life is a never-ending battle for getting through the day. “Future” is not a word in their daily vocabulary and they never look further than tomorrow. They are persecuted and have their rights taken away.
The task of good development journalism is to throw light on these issues. It focuses on the needs of the poor, the deprived, the marginalized and emphasis their effective participation in development planning.
While creating this blog I had in mind the words John Keating (remarkably played by Robin Williams) told his students in “Dead Poets’ Society” (1989): “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” And they do. Journalism proved to be able to influence the development process by reporting on ideas, activities, events and programmes, as well as investigating and highlighting the issues arising from the process.