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  • Ruth Spencer (EJC)
    Ruth Spencer is a journalist, Editor, producer and hails from Montreal, Canada. She has worked for the European Journalism Centre since September 2008 and has edited all three rounds of TH!NK ABOUT IT. She has production experience in print media, theatre and broadcast television. She tweets via @thinkteam and is currently based in Toronto.
  • Guy Degen
    Guy Degen is an Australian freelance journalist and is based in Germany. He travels widely contributing stories to international broadcasters and is regularly commissioned by UN agencies as a multimedia producer. Guy writes for the Frontline Club blog and tweets via @fieldreports. Guy also trains journalists in multimedia skills and mobile journalism.


TH!NKers move on to TH!NK3: Developing World

Published 15th February 2010 - 7 comments - 9070 views -

Today TH!NK ABOUT IT announces the TH!NK2 bloggers who will be given immediate spots in TH!NK3: Developing World.

TH!NK3 focuses on the Millennium Development Goals in the lead up to the UN's high-level plenary meeting in September 2010. Bloggers will cover the biggest issues in sustainable development: housing, food, water, disease, tourism, business, gender equality and more.

This is the biggest TH!NK ABOUT IT to date - with some 100 bloggers coming together in Brussels to launch the 5 month competition on March 22, 2010.

The prizes for TH!NK3 are also considerably different than in the last two rounds....

The top bloggers in the competition will participate in reporting expeditions to Asia, Africa and New York City, where they will be given the opportunity to report about development issues from on the ground! Details about the travel opportunities will be released soon.

Of these, at least 10 will be former TH!NKers, including:

  1. Lara Smallman
  2. Benno Hansen
  3. Daniel Nylin Nilsson
  4. Anindita Nayak
  5. Aija Vanaga 
  6. Radovana Jagrikova
  7. Abhishek Nayak
  8.  Muusa Kostilainen
  9. Jodi Bush
  10. Hemant Anant Jain

Congrats to the top 10! Your fantastic work in the competition's extension from 15 December to 15 February has granted you an automatic spot in TH!NK3: Developing World.

If you weren't selected in this list but still want to be a part of TH!NK3, go to and register for the competition. Though we cannot guarantee you a spot, you still have a chance to be selected.

Know anyone who you think would be interested in TH!NK3? Spread the word!

We're still accepting applicants - For EU applicants until 28 February and for Non-EU until 19 Februrary

Hope to see you in Brussels!



  • David Hiss on 15th February 2010:

    Congrats to all of you! Looking forward to read our posts in the upcoming round!

  • Muusa Kostilainen on 16th February 2010:

    Congrats guys! See you in Brussels!

  • Daniel Nylin Nilsson on 16th February 2010:

    See you all! smile

  • Radovana Jágriková on 17th February 2010:

    Wow, third TH!NK in a row for me and Muusa!
    Looking forward to both the “old” and the “new” TH!NKers, and to another round of this wonderful project. Thanks, EJC! (And, by the way - the trailer is great!)

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