back in 1984, norman solution for making sure enough family investors and youth chose heroic goals to-produce with being digitally connected was the bbc (the largest investment public have ever made in braidcasting) could run reality tv rograms -poverty museum apprentices before american pop singing idols- as well as prepare or truly celebrating millennnium goals
sources emerging on why not future of bbc -and indeed all major public media partners norman also expected to partner - back in 1984 india's dd having 2nd greatest reach
http://notimeleft.org http://africa24tv.com various end the disaster movie from skoll/brilliant begun by inconveneint truth ....
transparency note -while normans family were only ispired by genius like dr yunus and sir fazle abed to start up Noramn Macrae Family Foundation in his last 2 years (2008 on)- Norman helped found WorldClassBrands on his formal retiremnt from The Economist in 1988 -for particularly young media men and women who believe media can improve the human lot - these days WCB is just one of NMFOUND projects
references brandmooc - wcb.tv NMfound.net
To: Drum Beat and Soul Beat Africa Network participants
From: Warren Feek
Re: "Why Poverty?" Documentaries now available to view in full online
Poverty is perhaps the major development issue - one that certainly underpins most other development priorities.
Public debate is a key key element for effective change - and a major strategic principle of communication for social change.
The "Why Poverty?" documentary series - see http://www.comminit.com/whypoverty/category/sites/global/why-poverty - seeks to expand critical public review, engagement and debate on poverty.
In December 2012 those documentaries were broadcast in over 70 countries.
The "Why Poverty" folks are now making these available online, free, in full for all to access.
Within the summaries below you will find links to be to these 4 documentaries on line.
Please look for this hyper-linked text within the summaries linked below "THE DOCUMENTARIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS AND WATCH THE FULL…"
If you do view these documentaries please also complete the poll, share to your social networks and add your ratings and comments in the comments box at the bottom of the summary.
We will share the remaining four summaries soon.
1. "Solar Mamas" - "a film about the heroic efforts of one woman as she overcomes significant difficulties to become a solar engineer".
2. Education! Education! - "In China, where an education was once valued and thought to be a way out of poverty, it is now questionable as a route to economic security."
3.Stealing Africa - How much profit is fair? - "Stealing Africa describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa".
4.Welcome to the World - "looks at the fact that every year 130 million babies are born, but their chances in life depend on the lottery of where, how and to whom they are born"
Chris - Thanks - please do review these important documentaries and share your critical review through the interactive processes available
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