Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tourism in the Developing World - Beneficial or Exploitative?

I totally agree with the author, that tourism is beneficial to a poor country. People who are complaining that tourism in a poor third world country like Rwanda are exploiting the poor people should explain: WHAT IS NOT EXPLOITING.

If you try to mine or harvest the natural resources like ore, crops or timber, you will be generally accused to exploit the country. When you are setting up an industry or factories, people will complain about exploited workers and the poor labor conditions (not to mention the permanent suspicion of child labor in third world countries). This means, from OUR point of view the worker is generally exploited, but from his point of view, he is simply earning the money he needs to feed his family, pay for schools and health care, and I am pretty sure he is happy for every cent he can get.

It was especially exemplary to me in this article, how they want to deal with the charity behavior of tourists in Africa. One side, the villagers learn, that they are responsible for their own life, and that the only solid way to get money and food is to earn it and not to beg for it. On the other hand, the western tourists learn that the villagers are proud human beings and not animals in a zoo.

I politely invite everybody to discuss this topic on my blog

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3,400-Year-Old Statues Unearthed In Egypt


It is always nice to see, that there are still undiscaovered secrets in our beautiful world.
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3,400-Year-Old Statues Unearthed In Egypt


It is really nice, that there are still things to discover in our world.
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Readers Don't Want To Pay For News Online: Survey

I share the opinion of suec. The problem nowadays is, that due to the "everything is free" mentality, the qulity of the news may diminish. There is the saying "who pays peanuts get monkeys". Another aspect IMO is the comfort of free content, you simply don't have want to sign up for reading some news.

Sebahat Schmid
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Georgia Invaded?

I have heard today, that the gerorgian television broadcasted the news, that it was invaded and the president killed. Does anyone has some information. Was it really just a hoax, a joke, or a simple mistake, or is there a more serious reason?

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Welcome dear guests at my first blog.

My name is Sebahat Schmid, born in turkey in 1955.

My field of of interest are literature, classical music and other fields of the fine arts, but also politacal discussion . As business woman I have traveled the world, met a lot of interesting people. All these fruitfull experiences where the reason to start this blog. I want to share my point of view with the comunity, and I invite everybody to share theirs at my blog.