Monthly Archives: April 2013

Muslim Brothers in Power: a Cultural Clash

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Are Muslim Brothers in Egypt failing because they are Islamists? Are Islamists incompatible with democracy?  Is it the very essence of Islam that explains the Brothers’ inability to design a sound economic policy?

History and sociology are of critical importance when it comes to better understanding the difficult political transition in Egypt. Religion is only one part of the story, and maybe not the main one. Continue reading

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Upcoming Short Documentary on the NCF m-health Pilot in Rio

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Upon the request of the New Cities Foundation (NCF), we have been working hard over the past few weeks on a short documentary project about the mobile health Pilot in Santa Marta (Rio).

Together with NCF, Rosalie, our local coordinator in Rio, and Marcelo, a gifted documentary director from Rio with extensive experience in underprivileged communities, we started brainstorming on the best way to tell the story of the project and convey its human dimension.

Today, we are thrilled to share with you some pictures of the making off. Follow our guide, Julio the nurse, who knows the ins and outs of Santa Marta and has been an enthusiastic participant in the implementation of the mobile health project. For more on the project, check the NCF website.

More coming soon!

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