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Bill Hinchberger
Journalist, consultant and media entrepreneur (Paris, France)

Bill Hinchberger is a freelance writer and the principal of Hinchberger Consulting, with offices in France and Brazil. He is also the founding editor of, an award-winning online travel guide to South America’s largest country, and the host of BrazilMax Radio, an online radio program. Previously he worked as a foreign correspondent for The Financial Times and Business Week, as a contributing editor for Institutional Investor, and as director of communications and external relations for the World Water Council. He served four years as president of the São Paulo Foreign Correspondents Association and has contributed to a broad range of publications, including ARTnews, Metropolis, National Wildlife, Science, The Lancet and The Nation. Hinchberger Consulting offers services to meet the communications and editorial needs of international organizations, NGOs and companies. These include conference reporting, production of case studies of success, media strategy development and training. In 2009 assignments took Hinchberger beyond Brazil and France to Argentina, Belgium, India, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Latin American Studies, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a participant in National Geographic's Destination Stewardship Survey and a member of the editorial board of Mercado Ético (Ethical Markets), a multimedia project about sustainable development in Brazil.


Filling in the Development Blanks: Kevin Johnson

Published 30th March 2010 - 1 comments - 2685 views -

Filling in the development blanks today is Kevin Johnson, dean of the University of California, Davis School of Law. He is a recognized authority on U.S. immigration law and the author of several books, including the memoir How Did You Get To Be Mexican.

The bold text below shows how Kevin filled in the development blanks. We invite readers to fill in the blanks themselves by using the comment function below. While you are at it, why not respond to Kevin's suggestion below as well? Here goes:

In an era of limits, the new definition of development is sustainable development through green tech.

If I were casting a sequel of Nightmare on Development Street, my choice to play Freddie Krueger would be George W. Bush.

As part of the development agenda, water is in the top five.

As part of the development agenda, tourism is in the bottom half.

Continued or increased dependence on the automobile will lead to more global warming and general environmental degradation (see, for example, Los Angeles).

The population explosion will lead to revolution and anarchy.

The most likely millennium development goal to be achieved is none.

The most difficult millennium development goal to achieve is all.

The most glaring thing missing from the development agenda is dealing with the consumption patterns in the U.S.

My favorite development success story is none.

The sentence I would like to see others complete is: There is no hope for development success unless___________________________.

My Favorite Development Media

Fiction - 1984 by George Orwell

Feature film - Taxi Driver


Song - Play that Funky Music


* Press officers: If you would like to have someone from your organization or company Fill in the Development Blanks, please leave a comment in the space below or contact Bill Hinchberger directly.

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