HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Editorials & Other Articles (Forum) » Radi-aid: Spoof charity s...

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:05 PM

Radi-aid: Spoof charity single asks Africans to donate radiators to Norway


Frostbite kills too so lets spread some warmth, says music video designed to mock patronising and misguided appeals for Africa

Who ever said Norwegians don't have a sense of humor? Just in time for the holidays, a Norwegian group calling itself Radi-Aid has launched an appeal to ship radiators from Africa to Norway. Their cause is the plight of freezing children during Norway's harsh winter months. It's complete with a new music video, and incorporates all the right tropes (see here, here and here) some people might miss the satire.

These people aren't playing around though. Their effort is a serious critique of misguided development, and of the Western media coverage which often accompanies it. What they want:

1. Fundraising should not be based on exploiting stereotypes.

2. We want better information about what is going on in the world, in schools, in TV and media.

3. Media: Show respect.

4. Aid must be based on real needs, not "good" intentions.

1 replies, 1389 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Radi-aid: Spoof charity single asks Africans to donate radiators to Norway (Original post)
Lars77 Nov 2012 OP
DreamGypsy Nov 2012 #1

Response to Lars77 (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:39 PM

1. 5. Some connection should be demonstrable...

...between the aid received and the amelioration of the problem.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread