Gates Foundation and British Newspaper Join Forces to Spotlight Global Development Work

The Guardian newspaper has teamed up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to start a Web site that will regularly cover long-term global development work, Puget Sound Business Journal reports.

The site, which was unveiled on Tuesday and is partially financed by the Gates Foundation, will feature reporting and commentary on poverty, hunger, infant mortality, and climate-change efforts and will track progress toward reaching the millennium development goals adopted by the United Nations in 2000, according to a Guardian statement.

The partnership with the British daily newspaper is the latest in a series of news-media projects involving the foundation, including a grant to Seattle University that supported a Seattle Times series on homelessness in the Puget Sound region and the financing of Crosscut, a news and opinion blog about the Seattle area.

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