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Maria Grabowski

Social anthropologist, communicator, campaigner interested in media and technology, civic participation and human rights.

My page with blogs and other writings: maraison

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Latest posts by Maria Grabowski

7 May 2014

Pity for the Poor, or When Do We Get to Hear the Good News?

The Bridge

When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world.

16 October 2013

On Blog Action Day, Thousands of Blogs on Human Rights

Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.

7 October 2013

Express Yourself: Blog Action Day on Human Rights!

October 16 is Blog Action Day. Join bloggers worldwide in highlighting this year's topic: human rights.

8 October 2012

Blog Action Day 2012 Celebrates ‘The Power of We’

So far, bloggers from 95 countries are ready to type with fast and fit fingers. For one day they will blog about one common theme creating a colorful collection of...

2 October 2012

Denmark: “Happy Divorces” with Big Banks

October 1 was the first 'Bank Transfer Day' ever in Denmark. The initiative calls for the Danes to reconsider where they keep their money and to consider if they can...

4 December 2011

Canada: The Start of the SlutWalk Movement

Global Voices' author, Maria Grabowski, interviews Heather Jarvis, the co-founder of the first SlutWalk initiative based in Toronto. They talk about the background of the movement and its quick spread...

26 August 2011

Denmark: At Last, the Prime Minister Calls the Elections

Today the Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has finally called the parliamentary elections: the big day is in three weeks, on September 15. Maria Grabowski reports on two online initiatives...

1 August 2011

Ramadan Recipes: Feasting After Fasting

As the month of Ramadan begins, Maria Grabowski has started a list of blog links to some wonderful Iftar recipes. Please do share your favorites, too!

16 May 2011

Denmark: Controversial Law Re-Introduces Border Control

Danish nationalist right wing party, The Danish People’s Party (Dansk Folkeparti/DF), recently announced the re-introduction of controls at the country's borders with Germany and Sweden. The centre-right minority government in...

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