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October 2010

Will you buy what I’m selling? For how much?

Mamata Pokharel's picture

Coming from a farming community in eastern Nepal, I remember observing that when we had to buy soap, or a packet of noodles from the market, the prices of those goods would be set. If you wanted a bottle of coke, you knew you had better be ready with 12 rupees.

How close is Arab audiovisual media to youth?

Nahla Benslama's picture

More than 700 satellite TV channels broadcast programmes in the Arab world, with topics ranging from religion and art to politics and astrology. Yet, very few of them, if any, offer “real” viewing options and programs serving the needs of the largest portion of society—youth—or broadcast the issues youth is concerned with.

What is your crazy idea?

Mamata Pokharel's picture

When you think fashion, the last thing you would imagine is a person wearing the same dress over and over and over again – for a whole year. Yet, that is what Sheena Matheiken, founder of the Uniform Project did. She pledged to wear one little black dress for 365 days to promote sustainability, and raise funds for the Akanksha Foundation – a non-profit organization providing education to children living in Indian slums.