Global South Development Magazine
|Editor||Manoj Kr. Bhusal|
|Staff writers||More than 60 global volunteers|
Global South Development Magazine (GSDM) is a quarterly magazine of international development issues. The magazine is inspired by the idea of citizen journalism and primarily covers developmental issues of developing countries. GSDM is published by a Finnish non-profit development media organisation called Silver Lining Creation ry.
The first issue of the magazine was published in March 2010 dedicating its first cover issue to Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. Since then subsequent issues have been published and are available mainly online. On 11 September 2011, the magazine team was expanded with an Assistant Editor and a number of other special correspondents The magazine team claims that within relatively short period of its inception, their publication has been received very well and has an influential global readership. GSDM is not a commercial magazine and, thus, distribution is free of charge. In 2012, the magazine launched a separate website to archive its published articles and special reports. In 2013, GSDM introduced the concept of Development Reporters as an effort to encourage students of development studies and community activists to write about global development issues.
Global South Development Magazine has been run by its global editorial team which by June 2012 consisted 40 professional volunteers from different parts of the world. The magazine has an executive editorial team, five regional editors, a group of special correspondents and numerous country reporters.
GSDM has covered many issues that range from development aid to environmental sustainability. On its October 2011 edition, the magazine criticised Apple Inc. for their poor philanthropy records. The magazine's April 2012 edition was dedicated to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with an in-depth report on the humanitarian situation in the country.
As of April 2014, 10 special correspondents reported on 10 different development themes prioritised by the magazine. Namely the themes were:
- Women’s issues in Africa
- Global environmental issues
- Climate change
- Global Health
- Livelihood & Global Economic Affairs
- Global Education
- Development Aid
- Global Peace & Security Issues
- South-to-South Development Cooperation
- Development & Democracy in Africa
- Food Sovereignty and Rural Livelihoods
Despite its "print-like" content and popularity, GSDM, reportedly, is not planning to issue the magazine's paper version mostly due to their commitment to environmentally friendly activities and concerns.
- GSDM documents archive: http://www.silcreation.org/apps/documents/
- GSDM expands its team: http://www.silcreation.org/apps/blog/show/9033667-gsdm-expands-its-global-team-fenton-assistant-editor-new-special-correspondents-for-south-to-south-cooperation-development-aid-conflict-states-
- Global South Development Magazine: http://www.silcreation.org/globalsouthdevelopmentmag.htm
- Global South Development Magazine Global Editorial team: http://www.gsdmagazine.org/editorial-team/
- Apple, Steve Jobs and the Developing World: http://www.manojbhusal.net/apps/blog/show/9447989-steve-jobs-apple-and-the-developing-world
- DRC Diary: Reflections from the field: http://gsdmagazine.org/2012/06/06/drc-diary-a-reflection-from-the-field/
- Global Team, GSDM: http://www.gsdmagazine.org/editorial-team/