IRP’s International Bloggers Take on Reproductive Health in Kenya
Eleven international bloggers have been selected to report on pressing issues of population and health in Kenya this month.
In an exciting new global initiative, the International Reporting Project (IRP) is taking a group of 11 influential bloggers from around the world to Kenya on June 17-26 for an in-depth examination of reproductive health and population issues in that East African country.
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Watch the IRP website for regular updates from the bloggers, and follow them on Twitter as they recount their impressions and observations of Kenya.
This is the first time in its 15-year history that the IRP is taking a group of new media journalists from different countries around the world to focus on a specific global issue. The eleven bloggers come from seven countries and represent a unique diverse set of specialties, including religion, ethics, culture, economics and gender issues in the developed world.
In an intensive schedule that will take them to three different regions of Kenya, the bloggers will talk to Kenyan parents and children, health officials, rural and urban citizens and experts on gender, religion and ethics. Kenya's population is expected to double by 2040 and the country faces major health challenges, urban migration and environmental pressures caused by this rapidly growing population.
The participants on the trip, the countries they come from and the new media platforms for which they write:
• Mark Thoma, a U.S. economics professor, blogs daily at Economist's View, writes a bi-weekly column at the Fiscal Times and contributes to online publications such as The Economist Guest Network and the New York Times Room for Debate.
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