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GSDM Expands its Global Team, Fenton Assistant Editor, New Special Correspondents for South-to-South Cooperation, Development Aid & Conflict States

Posted by silcreation on September 29, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Global South Development Magazine has expanded its global team for the fourth time in the year 2011. The latest list includes 8 new faces in the team, whereas, for the first time in its history, a Regional Editor has been promoted to an Assistant Editor.

The magazine’s Latin America Editor Ioulia Fenton, nowonwards, will be working as an Assistant Editor, whereas, Noah Marwil, who also works as a Regional Director for a US based grassroots NGO Pencils of Promise,will be the magazine’s new Regional Editor for Latin America.

The magazine has appointed four special correspondents who will cover a wide range of developmental issues that range from developmentand democracy in Africa to south-to-south development cooperation.

Scott Ruddick, an international development specialistand an established freelance writer and photojournalist, will be working as a Special Correspondent for issues related to development aid and conflict states. Mr Ruddick is an experienced figure in conflict and post-conflict aid and most recently has worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Malawi,Tanzania and Iran.

Another special correspondent, Irene Mwangi, will be covering issues of development and democracy in Africa with special focus on women’s participation in development and democratic processes in Africa. In the past Mwangi has worked as the Africa Director for World Youth Alliance and has been involved with many grassroots projects in Africa.   

Aparna Patankar, a Guatemala Fellow for the US based Pencils of Promise, will be the magazine’s special correspondent for global education issues, whereas, Hriday Sarma, a Master’s in International Relations with experience in development work and peace building, will be examining issues related to south-to-south global cooperation as a special correspondent of the same issue.

Marita Haug, who also works as a board member of the Board of Directors in Plan Norway, will be GSDM’s country correspondent for Brazil, and Mohamud Hassan, a media activist who runs a renowned blog about the children of Somalia will be the magazine’s first country correspondent for Somalia.

The magazine’s reach has been expanded as far as the tiny Caribbean nation of Haiti. Emily Cavan Lynch, a public health consultant and freelance writer and photographer with previous experience in Rwanda, will be covering Haitian development tales from Port-au-Prince and the vicinity.

A complete list of GSDM global editorial team is available here

Publishing dates rescheduled

Mainly due to a large number of submissions and workload to the editorial team in Finland, the GSDM team has rescheduled its publication dates. The new schedule will give the editorial team in Finland more time to select from the submitted stories,edit, design and publish them on time. Previously the gap between the submission deadline and the publication date had been only 15 days, however,according to the new schedule, the gap has been increased to 30 days. On that basis, GSDM’s upcoming issue will be available on 15 October 2011 whereas the subsequent issues will be available on the following dates.

15 October 2011

15 January 2012

15 April 2012

15 July 2012   


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