Congrats to another fine batch of TH!NKers! These three phenomenal participants are heading off to the big apple in mid-September to attend the much anticipated MDG Review Summit.
The trip will be a comprehensive one -- providing an in-depth look at MDG successes so far and the work to be done in the next few years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. World leaders, organisations and activists from accross the globe will attend the summit. We are proud to have three TH!NKers in attendance to report on the happenings!
The TH!NKers will be reporting from Digital Media Lounge (UN foundation, Mashable, and 92Y) on 21th-23rd September where they will have opportunities to meet TH!NK3's partner organisations: UN Millennium Campaign, LinkTV and Oxfam.
They will also visit MDGs-related events organised by
- The Earth Institute of Columbia University
- World Summit Youth Award (WSYA)
- StandUp NYC
The lucky attendees are three bloggers who have worked hard to provide the competition with insightful, thought-provoking contributions throughout the last 5 months.
- A twenty-something eternal apprentice who has a passionate interest in what happens around him. Fascinated by the under-reported, he refuses to be a detached observer and never tires of exploring the untold. His long-life dream is reporting from conflict zones in order to raise awareness, dig up the underbelly side of war and shield human rights.
- Andrea Arzaba defines herself as a “journalist, peace activist, indigenous cultures lover and an eager world traveller”. She has worked as a journalist for different publications such as LACVOX, UNICEF'S Latin American Blog, 8-80a Universidad Iberoamericana Newspaper. She is currently a journalist for the North American publication Dispatches International and a blogger for Global Voices Online. Andrea has been chosen as a Mexican delegate for the World Youth Congress: Regeneration in Canada (2008), Clinton Glotal Initiative in Austin, Texas, People to People’s Peace Camp in Jordan, and for the International Day of Peace at the UN headquarters in NYC (2009). Andrea is studying her BA in Communications at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City but she is currently studying a semester at Universidad Complutense in Madrid.
Larisa Rankovic - Larisa is a media researcher and analyst. Living in Belgrade, Serbia. MA degree in sociology from the Central European University in Poland and in cultural policies from the LUMSA University in Italy. Graduated philosophy in Belgrade. Currently working on PhD thesis “Community Media in Europe and the Possibilities of Adopting Good Practices in Serbia.
Take a moment to explore their fantastic contributions of the last few months and join the EJC in giving them a round of applause on their exciting upcoming adventure!
The NYC trip is coming up but so is another big venture for TH!NKers - the Africa reporting expedition.
As The EJC announced at the TH!NK3: Developing World launch event in March, TH!NK ABOUT IT will take a selection of TH!NKers on a worldwind trip to Africa in the early new year. This is the final prize in the competition.
The group of winners will be announced this fall - so keep up the hard work because all contributions are considered as the EJC and the international jury deliberates over who will attend. The African trip is sure to be an unparalleled experience for any blogger, journalist or media junkie in this competition.
Moreover, TH!NK ABOUT IT isn't going anywhere! A continuation plan will be announced soon, so keep blogging. There's lots more for TH!NKers (and aspiring TH!NKers) to come!
CONGRATS to everyone who's come this far! Good luck to our TH!NKers heading off to NYC this September and to all the participants in the competition.
Look out for the African trip winners announcement coming this fall!