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ivoh | January 17, 2018

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Appreciative Inquiry

How do journalists in Bhutan reconcile emerging democracy with culture of happiness?

September 16, 2013 |

Ivoh board member Jon Funabiki and I have just returned from a dialogue with journalists in Bhutan.

The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy, led by ivoh thought leader Siok Sian Pek Dorji, received funding from the Fetzer … Read More

ivoh explores and defines restorative narrative

August 20, 2013 |

Nailing down the attributes of hazy concepts is never easy, and the early going of ivoh’s exploration of “restorative narrative” was no exception.

Maybe that’s why the room came alive when journalism professor and ivoh board member Jon Funabiki … Read More

How does silence shape your media work?

May 4, 2013 |

As a journalist, my best use of silence has probably happened in interviews, as in knowing when to shut up and listen — and resisting the urge to fill uncomfortable silences. At least in my experience, it’s almost always rewarding … Read More

What should guide handling of Marathon bomber?

April 29, 2013 |

Among the interesting things about Margaret Benefiel’s provocative post is how practical it is. As her discussion of Desmond Tutu’s application of restorative justice in the Truth & Reconciliation Commission process illustrates, next steps guided by love turned out to … Read More

What lessons do past glories hold for the recovery a city needs today?

March 13, 2013 |

In a remarkable story today in Deadline Detroit, Bill McGraw contrasts Detroit’s currently grim reality with a week nearly 62 years ago when the city celebrated its 250th birthday and was hailed as, among other things, “brash, ingenious, emphatic and go-getting” (by TIME magazine, no less).

McGraw raises the key question: “If Detroit can decline so drastically in six decades, could it not stage a recovery of some sort over the next 60 years?”

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