Two news articles about the Field Hearings initiative have appeared recently. Cameroons Field Hearings partner and journalist Monde Kingsley Nfor has written an article titled “Bringing Cameroon’s Marginalised to the Poverty Debate,” published in December by Inter Press Service News Agency, a global wire service. According to one Cameroons official quoted in the article, if the poor are to benefit from development it is vital that they have a say in the decisions that affect them.
Another article, by Field Hearings partner and journalist Anna da Costa, appeared on the website of the global news outlet and charity Thomson Reuters Foundation in late January. The article titled “Global field hearings give marginalised a voice” describes a Field Hearing in the wastepicking community of Dharavi slum, Mumbai, India. A UN official is quoted as saying that through the Field Hearings “…the voices of people in the grassroots are being taken directly to policymakers.”
“Bringing Cameroon’s Marginalised to the Poverty Debate” (Monde Kingsley Nfor; 05 December 2013)
“Global field hearings give marginalised a voice” (Anna da Costa; 27 January 2014)