Friday, December 02, 2005

Etc..

It has been a while since I've been here, or I suppose, anyone else! But since Ronaldo who will only crib about not updating the blog, but do nothing about it himself, thinks it should be updated, here goes:

David Llorito (Phillipines) worked hard at finding out circulation figures in American media houses. We wondered why. Now we know. Here's his rather well-articulated take on circulation:

http://davidllorito.blogspot.com/2005/11/will-newspapers-go-down-dinosaurs-way.html

Other mentions of the IVLP programme on his blog:

The search for the Swaggering American

The group picture that has come to stay

In New York

Monday, November 07, 2005

Akilesh's pics

These are pictures Akilesh sent me today. Thought I'd put them on for all of us.



What happened - Offcially!

I don't think any of us could do such an elaborate and detailed job of reporting what happened in America. Here is Segun's sanitised, official version:

http://www.newage-online.com/reportage/article01

Warning: It takes a hell of a while to download though!

Someone will have to write about the behind the scenes parties though! :)

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Who We Are

Twenty journalists from 19 countries (two from India) on the International Visitors Leadership Programme of the US Department of State. This multi-ethnic group comprises of the African Caucus (Sipho, Segun, Madi, Salim) and Pam from Kenya, the Latin American Caucus : Suzzane (Trinidad and Tobago) Ronaldo (Argentina) and Martino (Guatemala), the Asian Caucus: Ramya and Nihar (India), Gloria (Pakistan), Akilesh (Mauritius), Ferdous (Bangladesh), Aa (Thailand), David (Phillipines) and Esther (Taiwan), the European Caucus: Sanja (Croatia), Ciprian (Romania) and Maryna (Belarus) and of course, Reem from Bah-rain!