The role of sweatshops in the 2012 Olympics

Adidas, the US$16bn a year profit German owned sports clothing giant, has been tasked with the job of kitting out the UK Olympic team for the 2012 Olympics.  Designed by…

African Men. Hollywood Stereotypes.

In the post-KONY2012 viral video era, here’s a challenging and timely video from the Stop the Pity campaign (by Mama Hope) that draws attention to education, gender and western stereotype…

Dry Africa sits on ‘huge’ water resource

Ten years ago the UN Development Programme reported that population growth and economic development would lead to nearly one in two people in Africa living in countries facing water scarcity…

Climate change: iceberg right ahead?

Last week the 3 hour documentary Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron aired on television, thanks to the National Geographic, boasting the latest data and computer graphics in reanimating…

Town of Runners

Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji – an Ethiopian Highland town which has produced some of the world’s greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba,…

The Carbon Map

Welcome to The Carbon Map (click to view). Its aim: to make sense of climate change responsibility and vulnerability. The site uses interactive cartograms (maps distorted to reflect a dataset)…