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A Micro-catchment Workshop in Léogâne–September 2014 (Mark Hare via Haiti)

Mark (left) and Luccène, working Sunday AM on digging the 2 meter by 2 meter hole for the first micro-catchment, a preclude to the workshop starting on Monday, September 22nd.Saturday, September 20th, Buzz Durham, Herve Delisma, Lucien Joseph and I he…

Inside the IIJ :: Connect Camps coming to Tanzania (IIJ News)

The Institute for International Journalism in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University is scheduled to conduct two YALI Connect Camps in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in March. YALI stands for the Young African Leaders Initiative. The Connect…

London Tech Investor Amadeus Opens In India, Hires Intel VC (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

In a forward-thinking move, London-based Amadeus Capital Partners has set up in Bangalore and plans to soon make the fund’s first investment in a business with operations in India.Leading the team in India is Bhavani Rana, an experienced venture and …

Inside the IIJ :: IIJ Receives Federal Grant, Partners with African Leaders’ Initiative (IIJ News)

By Kelly Fisher

The Institute for International Journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism has embarked on a new international training project to provide guidance, consultation and tools to the young and emerging African leaders with a …

Guru Fixer COO Takes US Tech Startup Quixey On Fast-Track Journey to China and India (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

Not too many Silicon Valley tech companies are going after both the China and India markets even though that’s where the biggest opportunities exist for many tech companies going after fast growth and profitability.One company that is ahead on this f…

Inside the IIJ :: IIJ Receives Federal Grant, Partners with African Leaders Initiative (IIJ News)

By Kelly Fisher

The Institute for International Journalism at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism has embarked on a new international training project to provide guidance, consultation and tools to the young and emerging African leaders with a …

Renren CEO Empire Builds Once More With Tech Startup Deals (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

Renren CEO Joe Chen(Bloomberg photo)Chinese social networking site Renrenhas been making steady investments in tech startups as it seeks to broaden its revenue stream, become profitable, and boost its stock price.All of these new investments …

Why China’s Xiaomi Is Not A Copy Of iPhone (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

If Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi succeeds in its mission, it may become known as the company that dispelled notions that China technology is a copy of western knowhow.But there is still a hurdle to jump. Say Xiaomi, and most people think copy, not…

Inside the IIJ :: Scholars Reflect on Success of SUSI and Post-Institute Activities (IIJ News)

By Kate Hiller

The Study of the US Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media has called Athens, Ohio its home base for the last five years. Offered in the summer, this program brings 18 scholars from 18 different countries to the United States to …

Environmental Issues Remain in Spotlight Following Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (IIJ Blog)

By: William HoffmanProduced & Edited By: Zainab Kandeh         When three of the six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima power plant went into meltdown after the 2011 tsunami hit, radioactive material started spilling into the water and lan…