BBC6 Music DJ and broadcaster Lauren Laverne joined thousands in DFID's successful social media "Thunderclap" earlier this month, culminating in a message of zero tolerance to female genital mutilation (FGM) message being sent out to millions of accounts. Around 1200 people …
Marisol Grandon, Head of Digital Team
I head up the digital team in DFID’s communication division in London. We look after the department’s social media presence and digital engagement, and create original content in the form of pictures, video, text and audio which show the impact of DFID’s work in developing countries. I’m a former journalist, having worked at the Telegraph and the First Post among others, and I’ve worked for the department since 2009.
“I’m not sure I’m going to uni,” Jordan Casey said recently. “But I’ve got five years to decide.” The Irish 13 year old was speaking at the Guardian Activate conference I attended – billed as exploring how digital innovation, technology and …
With news of Yahoo’s Yahoo's $1.1bn purchase of Tumblr still rumbling, I thought I’d seen the big social media story of the week. Then late that same night, surprise news of Flickr's revamp began to emerge. A radical, Pinterest-influenced new …
Hello and welcome again to the new Digital for Development blogging group. I am the head of the digital team here in DFID’s communications division in London. I work with a team of talented editors to produce and promote the …
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