Author Archives: Carol Azungi Dralega

Ministers launch our book reflecting on Windhoek +30

Finally, our highly anticipated book has been launched! It was launched last night at a ceremony in Windhoek to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO. The book brings together 23 editors and academics who discuss … Continue reading

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Have you experienced online hate?

Last week, our research project SOCYTI converged researchers and stakeholders from Norway and internationally to share experiences and discuss the topical issues of online hate speech in Kristiansand, Norway. The researchers from Western Norway Research Institute, NLA University College, NTNU … Continue reading

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Nepal – How the ‘Samvad’ approach to grassroots emancipation swept me off my feet! Part 3 of 3

PART 3: SAMVAD – NEPAL’S MAGIC BULLET In part 1&2, I have shared what the challenges many development organizations, especially Western organizations face while doing development work and how SF’s appraoch, especially in Nepal is different and why it seems … Continue reading

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Nepal – How the ‘Samvad’ approach to grassroots emancipation swept me off my feet! Part 2 of 3

PART 2: APPROACHING SF GRASSROOTS INITIATIVES WITH CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM I, along with a team of board members spent Week 38 traversing the ‘last mile’ of rural Nepal, where SF has, i came to learn, an impressive imprit. It was a … Continue reading

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Nepal – How the ‘Samvad’ approach to grassroots emancipation swept me off my feet! Part 1 of 3

PART 1 – What is the Issue? As a member of the Board of Directors for Strømme Foundation, every 2-3 years, we get to take a field trip to encounter, learn and interrogate the organisation’s development interventions in their real-life … Continue reading

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Project kick-off: Preparing media practitioners for a resilient media in Eastern Africa

In December of 2020, we recieved the Christmas gift in the form of a 20 million Norwegian Kroners for a 6-year NORHED II project. Santa Claus was NORAD through its NORHED program. Our new project was to prepare media practitioners … Continue reading

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Media Viability, Covid-19 and the ‘Darwinian’ experience in Southern Africa

About the Chapter: Dralega, C.A. (2022). Media Viability, Covid-19 and the ‘Darwinian’ Experience in Southern Africa: Glimpses from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In: Dralega, C.A., Napakol, A. (eds) Health Crises and Media Discourses in … Continue reading

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‘Pause and smell the roses’ – reflections at 50

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Happy World Press Freedom Day Celebrations 2021

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Mental health as a safety issue afflicting many Journalists

Picture credit: UNESCO. MENTAL health is a serious safety issue afflicting journalists around the world especially in the South and yet it is: Less researched, less reported about and less addressed in many newsrooms. In many societies, mental health is … Continue reading

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