Let’s here it for the G20 bloggers

As you must be aware, the G20 Summit is underway in Pittsburgh. But you might not know is that there are a bunch of people passionate about social justice and the environment blogging from inside the summit under the banner of G20Voice. The idea of the G20Voice initiative is that it “Amplifies bloggers’ voices to hold […]

Bob Geldof on ColaLife, condoms and the Pope (take 2)

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Another take on the Bob Geldof ColaLife conversation, this time from Lloyd Davis of perfect path. Lloyd is the inspiration behind The Tuttle Club and was a fellow G20 Voice Blogger. I like this take as it shows Nick filming the conversation, the hand shake and tap on the shoulder! You can see Lloyd’s original […]

My question to Barack Obama – a reflection on the G20 Summit

Image credit: Daudi Were of mentalacrobatics Apologies to pure colalife-ers as this is a bit off topic. To everyone else these words are from a bystander who was privileged to have been able to watch, first-hand, the culmination of the G20 Summit. I am certainly not qualified to be a political blogger. But here are […]

The G20 Summit communique in a wordle

If you go to wordle.net and paste in the text of the G20 Summit communique, this is what you get. I would have preferred if words like JUSTICE, CHANGE and CLIMATE had featured – I can’t believe they don’t.

A conversation with Tom Watson at the G20 Summit

Tom Watson was the first MP to start blogging and he is still going here. He’s carried a link on his blog to the ColaLife Campaign since the very early days and we follow each other on Twitter. So, in a way, I feel I know him pretty well but we’ve only met fleetingly twice […]

Ed Miliband talks to the G20 Voice bloggers

“One way out of the economic crisis is by tackling the climate crisis and getting people jobs in the new [green] industries.”

Bob Geldof on ColaLife, Condoms and the Pope

Simon Berry talks to Bob Geldof about Colalife.org, condoms and the Pope from Podnosh on Vimeo. Thanks to Nick Booth’s (podnosh) journalistic instincts I was able to get in front of Bob Geldof and, rather nervously, explain the ColaLife campaign to him. He got it and had some interesting observations. It is clear we share […]

Which way for bloggers?

We, the G20voice bloggers, have just arrived at the Press Centre at the G20 Summit and this was the first challenge that faced us. Which way should bloggers go? I now realise how new this experience is. We are definitely NOT part of the mainstream and lots of traditions have been broken to get us […]

Who are the G20 bloggers?

Based on an original post by Ponosh. Image credit: Dave Walker Who are the G20 bloggers (?) I hear you ask.   Here’s a simple list of our sites: Daniel Kaufman  www.thekaufmannpost.net Ahmed Al-Omran  saudijeans.org Sokari Ekine  www.blacklooks.org Simon Berry  www.colalife.org/blog/ Sunball Hussain and Joe Rowley (DfID youth bloggers) dfidyouthreporters.wordpress.com Dave Walker (Church Times blogger/cartoonist) […]

Yes, I understand. But what about the 20% child mortality?

Image credit: Alison Pearson I knew today was going to be a bit of a challenge. Me, a ‘spare-timer’, going into an environment of development professionals. So although I was prepared I did feel I needed to reassure myself of the child mortality figures one more time. How bad is it really? How do the […]