August 12, 2011

Tariq Jahan calls for calm

On the night of Tuesday, 9th August, 2011, Tariq Jahan lost his son in the UK riots. This is what he said to the press afterwards: Continue reading

June 2, 2011

Teachers in Mexico

Martha Rivera Alanis, a teacher from the Mexican city of Monterrey in the State of Nuevo Leon, received an award from the Sate Governor, Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, for her actions seen by thousands on Youtube where she protected children in her kindergarten class as several people fired machine guns nearby (Emma Daly 2011). Continue reading

May 29, 2011

ABOUT THIS BLOG, AND COMMENTS TO THIS BLOG

ABOUT THIS BLOG:
This blog is intended to cover topics of interest to me about stories which often fly under the radar but which I think require wider media coverage. To this end, some basic criteria (likely to increase over time) for stories are:
- Stories about disasters that are occurring in the world which are not being widely reported.
- People who work hard but are often overlooked for their efforts.
- Stories of resilience and recovery.
- Stories of bravery.

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COMMENTS TO THIS BLOG:
Comments are welcome, but all comments will be moderated. Why? Because this is just a blog, not the most important thing in the world, and I don’t see any reason for anyone being sued because of a few words here or there. There are no real rules for comments, but a read of the comments will give you an idea of what is acceptable.

This blog post is likely to change over time.

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