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Bay Area folks: Passing on invitation from Mu Sochua - house party tonight

Hello, all - I spent a lovely morning with Mu Sochua today here in Berkeley, talking about the current political situation in Cambodia, her work there … Read More»

Going to hear Mu Sochua speak tomorrow at UC Berkeley

Hi there, Bay Area PulseWire folk – Wanted to let you all know that Mu Sochua will be here on the UC Berkeley campus tomorrow, Sept. … Read More»

Call for Entries: Whose Voice Inspires You?

Have you been inspired by a woman leader? Moved by her voice in your own life? Maybe she's in your family or your community, or someone whose work you've read or admired, or applauded for her courage and innovation. Share your story with the Global Fund For Women, and you could win two free tickets to their 20th anniversary celebration honoring Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, this summer. … Read More»

World Pulse and Melinda Kramer on AlterNet

This post is a warm thank you to fellow PulseWire member Melinda Kramer, who sat down with me in February to share her thoughts for World Pulse's latest e-magazine, "A Ripple Effect: Water Solutions Span the Globe". Visit Melinda's profile - she's the founding director of the Women's Earth Alliance here in Berkeley, CA, where she helps environmental advocates working around the world to solve problems like water access and sanitation in their communities, by providing connections, resources and training. … Read More»

Sunshine, and a Storm of Roses

This semester, I love my Thursdays. After three rigorous days of reading, reporting and research, my Thursdays let me breathe. And sunny Thursdays, like this one, are the best. … Read More»

Think Global, Act Local - And Get It All On Film

Know an aspiring high school journalist with a great idea and a video camera? Are you a teacher, or do you have a camera you could share? Encourage her to apply for the Think Globally, Act Locally video contest. Most exciting categories in my book? "Growing Up Girl: Challenges Facing Girls Everywhere" and "World Water: Access to Clean Water." … Read More»

A Letter from Lahore: Bhutto and Pakistan

As I'm sure many of you have, I've been tracking the word from Pakistan these last few days with sickening sadness - and stubborn shock. It was a relief to receive this letter yesterday from Manal Ahmad, a journalism school colleague from Lahore, and she agreed to share it with you all. I am of course encouraging her to join and post personally, but will keep you updated in the meantime with any further news... … Read More»

London's AlertNet Launches New Tool to Help Journalists and Aid Agencies Connect

Here at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, I meet so many people doing amazing, innovative things in the field - and am continually inspired. Today, I had a conversation with Ruth Gidley from AlertNet, the Reuters Foundation site dedicated to "raising awareness of crises across the globe, particularly 'forgotten' emergencies that rarely make headlines." … Read More»

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