Friday, November 14, 2008

Searching info for feature stories

Most participants have now posted their short articles based on some given topics. The task was to search for material from the internet and to produce a feature story based on the findings. Links will be later added to sources, and an image as well.

Copy-pasting was of course not allowed, but unfortunately it still seems to be there.

But anyway, here’s links to some good stories.

Abraham Makinda of Uwasi newspaper has written about the melting of Kilimanjaro. I understand the text is based on some quotes from a climate expert in a Tanzanian blog and a story published in the Nipashe newspaper.

Lugano Mbwina from Mwananchi and The Citizen has published a story on the mysterious collapse of the World Trade Center Building 7 on Sept 11, 2001. This building was never hit by a plane and was situated a few blocks and over 100 metres away from the more famous Twin Towers. Some people believe the WTC-7 was pulled down by explosives as in controlled demolition.

Nancy Mwendamseke of Tumaini University has chosen as her subject the international boycott on products of the Nestlé company. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.5 million babies are dying every year because they are not breastfed but given baby milk substitutes instead.

Another possible topic was to comment on a story by the Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, “How to write about Africa”, published in Granta journal, but I think no-one chose that one.

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