Author Archives: Rob Chidley

About Rob Chidley

Professional copywriter, trad-published author and improvisational gardener.

Book presented to President of South Korea – UPDATE

My co-author Lord Alton kindly sent me a photo of the moment in 2014 when he met President Park of South Korea and presented her with a copy of our book, Building Bridges: Is there Hope for North Korea? This … Continue reading

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‘A Shock to the Conscience of Humanity’ – remarkable news

Since taking a job with the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), all of my professional activity has taken place away from this blog behind the scenes at http://www.hart-uk.org, but I could not let this article pass by without blogging about … Continue reading

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Book presented to President of South Korea

Yesterday I met with Lord David Alton of Liverpool and he told me that today he is meeting with Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea and the office’s first female incumbent. He said he would give her a copy … Continue reading

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Masterclass in fundraising from The Refugee Council

A magazine slid through my letterbox earlier this week. Inside, annoyingly, was a wodge of adverts from various organisations. My reaction was to flick through and immediately recycle them. However, one caught my eye; it was a rough brown envelope … Continue reading

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A little thought about doing the important things

I will write a longer blog post later this week but I wanted to share with you a passage from a novel I just read because it struck me as a powerful call to action: to ditch the false importance … Continue reading

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The Most Important Question of 2013

Seven days ago, US Secretary of State John Kerry gave a joint press conference with William Hague on the Syrian Crisis. Margaret Brennan, a correspondent for America’s CBS News, asked Mr Kerry two questions, and the second will most likely … Continue reading

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North Korea celebrates 65 years of ‘independence’

On 25 August 1948, elections for the first Supreme People’s Assembly were held in North Korea. These hope behind post-War elections in Korea had been to heal the division of the country into North and South through establishing one government for … Continue reading

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