Flood of information, drought of listening

Devpolicy recently printed an opinion piece by Anouk Ride on communications and public relations during natural disasters. The article is inspired by the writer’s recent experience working on crisis communications during Honiara’s April floods. Read more here: http://devpolicy.org/floods-of-information-drought-of-listening-communications-in-honiaras-floods-20140508/

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“Talemaot – Solomon stories of peace and conflict” available as e-book

Talemaot is a collection of creative writing on the topical issues facing the country today by Solomon Islands writers and includes poems, short stories and short film scripts. The book, edited by Anouk Ride, features creative writing by Chelcia Gomese, Regina Lepping, Georgianna Lepping, Fred Percy Maedola, Anthony Maelasi, Julian Maka’a, Christina Mitini, Jasmine Navala-Waleafea … Read more

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Disaster aid discussed at Australasian Aid and Development Policy Workshop

The Australasian Aid and Development Policy Workshop at Australian National University discussed disaster aid as part of a presentation entitled Information in Natural Disasters – crisis, adaptation and communication which details research by SOLMAS/NDMO/ABC International on communication in disasters in two remote communities in Solomon Islands. See the presentation and abstract here: https://devpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au/australasian-aid-and-international-development-policy-workshop/abstracts-presentations-and-papers

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Information in Natural Disasters Report

Information in Natural Disasters – Solomon Islands assesses current information materials on natural disasters in Solomon Islands, identifies the key actors in disseminating information during a disaster and provides recommendations for future disaster content and communications. Communities in Kuma, Weathercoast and Nea, Temotu were asked what they know already about natural disasters, what they need … Read more

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Writing Workshop held in Honiara

Over eight weeks, May-June, writers in Honiara gathered once a week for a writing workshop designed to give writers questions which will prompt them to improve their stories and sell their works. The “Makem Gud Stori” workshop covers key elements of story writing such as motivation, theme, message, format, structure, characters, voice and pace and … Read more

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Fish and development in Malaita

Read some new blogs, drafted by Anouk Ride for World Fish, about the challenges they face regarding aquatic agricultural systems in Malaita, Solomon Islands. Blog 1) Malaita community champions development: http://www.worldfishcenter.org/news-events/malaita-community-champion-their-development Blog 2) Women have nothing to do with fish, or do they?: http://www.worldfishcenter.org/news-events/momen-have-nothing-to-do-with-fish-or-do-they Blog 3) Moving towards more innovative development in Malaita: http://www.worldfishcenter.org/news-events/moving-towards-more-innovative-development-malaita

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CBA Worldview backs Solomon Islands documentary project

ADILAH DOLAIANO WINS PAN PACIFIC CBA WORLDVIEW DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT AWARD Adilah Dolaiano, head of Sukwadi Media, and director of upcoming documentary THE TEST is one of two winners of the award, along with Renagi Taukarai from Papua New Guinea. Watch Adilah talking about recieving this award: http://www.youtube.com/sukwadimedia THE TEST is the story of a boy … Read more

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Solomon Island documentary project wins Oceania Pitch

Sukwadi Media’s pitch for a film called THE TEST has won the Oceania Pitch competition at this year’s FIFO Film Festival in Tahiti, as announced in the festival’s prize ceremony on Friday night. THE TEST is the story of a boy who paddles a canoe out to sea to fish tuna in a test for … Read more

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Off to Oceania Pitch

Adilah Dolaiano (Sukwadi Media www.youtube.com/sukwadimedia) and Anouk Ride have been selected to participate in Oceania Pitch, a documentary pitching competition held by the FIFO Festival in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Along with renknowned writer from the Makira region in Solomon Islands, Julian Maka’a the team is seeking funding and investors for a documentary called “The Test”. … Read more

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Solomon stories on peace and conflict launched (0)

Published on Tue, 17/12/13 | Books, Publications, Research, Uncategorized

SOLOMON literature receives a boost today with the launch of creative writing by local authors from around the country.

“TALEMAOT: Solomon stories of peace and conflict” is a collection of creative writing on the topical issues facing the country today by Solomon Islands writers and includes poems, short stories and short film scripts.

TALEMAOT includes stories about everything from politics to disasters, family disputes to enduring friendships and humour to tragedy.

TALEMAOT features creative writing by Chelcia Gomese, Regina Lepping, Georgianna Lepping, Fred Percy Maedola, Anthony Maelasi, Julian Maka’a, Christina Mitini, Jasmine Navala-Waleafea and Vinnie D. Nomae.

The publication of the book is made possible thanks to the kind support of the British High Commission in Solomon Islands and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Strengthening Capacities for Peace and Development (CPAD) project.

Books are available to purchase from the Museum shop and Lime Lounge cafe in Honiara. An online version will be available in 2014.

Student deals to buy “Community Resilience in Natural Disasters” on Amazon.com (0)

Published on Thu, 6/09/12 | Uncategorized
Student deals to buy “Community Resilience in Natural Disasters” on Amazon.com

Check out new student and researcher deals to buy “Community Resilience in Natural Disasters” by Dr Diane Bretherton and Anouk Ride here: http://www.amazon.com/Community-Resilience-Natural-Disasters-Bretherton/dp/0230114288


Life Changes: The unexpected pregnancy (0)

Published on Sat, 1/09/12 | Life Changes

Welcome to Life Changes, a series of personal writings on big changes in my life. All work here is copyrighted Anouk Ride 2012 and available for publication. Contact for more details: http://www.anoukride.com/contact/ LIFE CHANGES The unexpected pregnancy The uneasy feeling began in Tuvalu. There I was, on a tiny atoll in the South Pacific, there … Read more


Pacific journalists increase investigative reporting on tuna (0)

Published on Sat, 25/08/12 | Uncategorized
Pacific journalists increase investigative reporting on tuna

Pacific journalists are producing more stories and more in-depth stories on tuna thanks to a PEW/PNA “Communicating Tuna” workshop coordinated by Anouk Ride. 10 journalists, nominated by their managers, came to Honiara and Noro in Solomon Islands as part of the week-long workshop to be briefed on topical tuna management and development issues. Stories so … Read more


University of Queensland – Working with Local Strengths, Solomon Islands (Comments Off)

Published on Thu, 23/06/11 | Uncategorized

A paper by Morgan Brigg, Volke Boege and Anouk Ride was completed entitled ”Working with Local Strengths: Supporting States and Interveners to institutionalise the Responsibility to Protect, Solomon Islands Framework of Engagement”.  The report looks specifically at how local strengths (chiefs, church leaders, women and youth representatives who deal with local peace and order issues) can link up … Read more


Promotional project materials – Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (0)

Published on Sat, 22/01/11 | Publications
Promotional project materials – Oceanic Fisheries Management Project

Most recently, I produced a series of factsheets, folders, brochure and a short film were made for the Oceanic Fisheries Management Project, a UNDP-GEF funded project coordinated by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency and Secretariat of the Pacific Community and also involving conservation organisations WWF and IUCN (see http://www.ffa.int/gef for project details and downloads). … Read more


The Grand Experiment (11)

Published on Fri, 21/01/11 | Books
The Grand Experiment

Two boys travel three continents to follow one monk’s dream, in this untold story from Australia’s colonial history. In 1848, the Spanish missionary Rosendo Salvado, founder of New Norcia Monastery in Western Australia, had an idea. He would prove that Aboriginal people could be educated and ‘civilised’, by taking two Nyungar boys to be schooled … Read more


International Peace Research Association Conference – Communicating Peace (0)

Published on Sat, 10/07/10 | Research

The paper “Community perception of effects of disaster aid on conflict and peace in the Solomon Islands” was presented to the IPRA 2010 Conference, Sydney, Australia,which included a fascinating mix of scholars from all over the world as detailed in the Conference Programme. Contact Anouk Ride for a copy of the paper.


 
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About Anouk Ride

Trained as a journalist and editor, Anouk Ride has written and edited for books, newspapers and magazines in Asia, Australia, Europe Pacific Islands and the USA.

She has a keen knowledge of international affairs in particular, having completed a Master of Arts (International Relations) and currently undertaking a PhD in conflict resolution.

Her international experience also includes working for two international magazines and several international non-government organisations.