10 top humanitarian blogs

January 18, 2010

There are experts in every field - those who should be emulated, followed -- those who play the piper's tune for the beginners and the slackers alike. Today, I've compiled a list of my humanitarian favorites: those that I go to for inspiration, for ideas, and for the most accurate stories.

1. G M B Akash  - stories and powerful images of those under forced labor, among other things.
2. Emily Troutman - her AOL news stream has the most up-todate/in-the-middle-of-the-action news on Haiti.
3. Zoriah - human rights issues across the globe, in photos.
4. On the Ground - human rights reporting, and analysis, from NY Times human rights writer Nick Kristof.
5. CauseCast - a helping you to find the events, organizations and products that make a difference - everything from martinis for the homeless, to galas for Haiti.
6. HuffPost Impact - news about the movers and shakers currently making a difference - from Madonna's announcement about her organization in Malawi, to Prince William and Kate Middleton's thoughts on asking guests to give to charity, in leu of wedding gifts.
7. Rage Against the Minivan - one mother's account of her adoption of two children.
8. Beth Kanter - blogging about social media, networking and media in the nonprofit world.
9. Esther Havens - Humanitarian photographer for Charity:Water and the Adventure Project, among others.
10. Becky Straw - cofounder of the Adventure Project, a non profit focusing on the most effective social enterprises around the world.