Peace Fellow Sylvie at work on her blogs in the DR Congo
AP has produced an enormous amount of content since 1998 and this material is now being transferred to our site in the form of past blogs, newsletters, photos, blogs and videos. All are available for use, free of charge, although we would appreciate an acknowledgment. We want this content to be as widely available as possible, particularly to partners.
Blogs are archived in the Fellows section, under the author. Blogs are an important record, for the Fellow, the host organization and for AP. Through blogs, our Fellows are able to profile the work of their hosts, provide AP with raw material for news bulletins, reach friends and family, and produce a record of their summer’s work. Finally, blogs provide an outlet for Fellows who feel isolated and alone. Many blogs have been produced in difficult conditions, as in the Congo where electricity is unreliable (photo).
AP blogs have also provoked an intense online debate through the years. Our most controversial blogger was Peace Fellow Elizabeth Mandelman, who spent the summer of 2009 supporting the Canadian campaign to control guns. Elizabeth’s blogs attracted 452 comments, most of them highly critical.
Also in these archives, visitors will find back issues of On The Record, an online newsletter that was our main publication between 1998 and 2003. Each series of On the Record comprised several issues and these are posted as pdfs.
Third, these pages carry back issues of news bulletins which replaced On the Record in 2003 to better reflect the newsworthiness of partner campaigns. The material for bulletins is collected in the field by AP visits or peace Fellows. Bulletins are then edited at AP in Washington and sent out to our listserv, which contains 6,800 names (2015). Email us to subscribe.
Many of our partnerships and Peace Fellows have produced strong photos. Our Flickr library now contains over 10,000 photos, organized into sets according to the partner and Peace Fellow. This page provides a short-cut for visitors. Our videos are organized in a similar manner on our YouTube page. We began to produce videos on the work of partners in 2004, and each partner now has a playlist. Our YouTube library now contains 450 films. By the end of 2013, they had attracted 397,007 views.
We welcome your feedback and offers of assistance. Also, please let us know how you use our material and enter a comment online where appropriate!