Zambia

Watching the Watchdog: 50 Years of Journalism & It's all the Same

Tim Knight | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Once upon a time I wrote a book about being a journalist in the 21st century. I was leafing through its pages last evening, when I stopped at the chapter The Less Things Change... It's about my time, 50 years ago, working as reporter/anchor at a startup TV station in Zambia. The chapter starts by describing how we got our foreign news film back there in the 60s. Even after all these years, much is still the same.

Zambia's Extra Sweet Win

Ryan Doyle | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada
Ryan Doyle

Sunday as Kalusha Bwalya held the African Cup, he wasn't just celebrating the Zambian team's soccer victory. The head of soccer in the country shared the victory with his former teammates, the ones who died in a 1993 plane crash he fatefully missed.

Redefining the Problem of Poverty

George Roter | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada
George Roter

We were going into battle against poverty, and we were going to win. But the battlefield was strewn relics of past attempts; most common were rusted water pumps. We naively thought that we could simply "engineer" better solutions. We couldn't.