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We have 137 blogposts about media related communication and remarkable use of media by non-profit organisations.

  • #NotBuyingIt… the App

    #NotBuyingIt… the App

    By on 28 January 2014

    #NotBuyingIt is the hashtag used by the social media feeds for Miss Representation (both the film and the movement) to call out sexism in advertising and media. And now, it’s an App as well. Available for iPhone, it allows...

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  • Photojournalism Behind the Scenes

    Photojournalism Behind the Scenes

    By on 13 December 2013

    Presentation of Photojournalism Behind the Scenes, an auto-critical photo essay showing the paradoxes of conflict-image production and considering the role of the photographer in the events. Credits: Director: Ruben Salvadori

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  • Storycorps: Storytelling: Not so long ago we called it oral history #ListeningIsAnActOfLove

    Storytelling: Not so long ago we called it oral history #ListeningIsAnActOfLove

    By on 27 November 2013

    For a non-American, it was a pleasant experience to discover StoryCorps. I found this animated storytelling on Vimeo recently. And found out that StoryCorps started recording stories long before it became a new trend in marketing. Real stories like...

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  • Sim City Red Cross

    Play games. Save lives. Real ones.

    By on 22 October 2013

    It’s one of the biggest past-times in the world, and has bigger budgets than the movie industry. But gaming feels like the final frontier for social cause and NGO marketing. That’s changing, however. The Red Cross has launched an...

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  • South African newspaper Business Day challenges South Africans

    Newspaper campaign challenges South Africans #UnderstandSA

    By on 23 September 2013

    This new campaign from the South African newspaper Business Day is provoking and impressive. The tagline: ‘Understand your country, or lose it’. There are currently two TVC’s available. They are about poverty and inequality aiming to create awareness around...

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  • Alyssa Milano does the most important sex tape of our age

    Alyssa Milano does the most important sex tape of our age

    By on 5 September 2013

    When I was a teenager, I admired American actress Alyssa Milano for ordinary hormonal reasons. But now that I’ve been exposed to her shocking (and shall I say… educational?) sex tape, I love her all the more. It’s just...

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  • The Battle of the Newspaper Ads: Belgium vs Holland

    The Battle of the Newspaper Ads: Belgium vs Holland

    By on 28 August 2013

    The are currently two design competitions about non-profit newspaper ads running in the Dutch speaking lowlands. Both organised by newspapers. The Dutch competition is from NRC and it’s called the NRC Charity Awards. The Belgium competition is from the...

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  • Ottawa International Animation Festival: Hilarious poster campaign celebrates “adult” cartoons

    Hilarious poster campaign celebrates “adult” cartoons

    By on 28 June 2013

    I love this campaign for the Ottawa International Animation Festival. It’s like “Where the Wild Things Are” meets Adult Swim. According to the Festival site, “the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation...

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  • Dictators wish Journalists a “Happy Press Freedom Day”

    Dictators wish Journalists a “Happy Press Freedom Day”

    By on 3 May 2013

    Reporters without Borders have made my day. Well they have made many journalists day. They have put in pictures what corrupt, autocratic and authoritarian regimes, policies and laws do to journalists everyday. According to Reporters Without Borders, so far...

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  • Urgent request: Please behave as Putin comes along in Amsterdam

    By on 6 April 2013

    Smart campaign from Amnesty International broadcasted on the Dutch television in the run-up to the visit from Russian President Putin to Amsterdam. Translated transcript: Urgent request. On Monday, April 8, the Russian President Putin visits Amsterdam. This visit is...

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