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August 9, 2017

Pathways to Accountability from the Margins: Reflections on Participatory Video Practice

"Many participatory governance and accountability processes, and the theoretical discourses and practical approaches underlying them, do not pay sufficient attention to the need to shape the...

August 7, 2017

Activism, Artivism and Beyond: Inspiring Initiatives of Civic Power

"What all of the examples in this report share is passion, resilience, a desire to make the world better and, above all, a contagious energy. Be it online or offline, large or small, global or local...

August 3, 2017

When Digital Democracy Falls Short: Insights from Colombia

This research brief examines the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) mediation in democratisation and citizen engagement in Colombia. This country's e-government development has...

August 2, 2017

A Feminist Action Framework on Development and Digital Technologies

"Through a feminist lens that brings together economic justice and gender justice concerns, this paper traces the key elements of the right to access, right to knowledge and right to development in...

August 2, 2017

Supporting Civil Society under Pressure - Lessons from Natural Resource Exploitation

"The concept of «shrinking space» has been put forward to capture more fully the wide range of pressures and restrictions experienced by civil society. These pressures include physical harassment, as...

August 2, 2017

Digital Discrimination: Political Bias in Internet Service Provision across Ethnic Groups

"The global expansion of the Internet is frequently associated with increased government transparency, political rights, and democracy....Still, we do not know how the provision of Internet services...

July 31, 2017

Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals

"The effective implementation of RTI [the right to information] is a prerequisite for the effective participation of the population and their ability to have a voice, which are necessary for...

July 31, 2017

A Tale of Two Consultations: Online Participatory Practices in Brazil

This paper gives an overview of the state of information and communication technology (ICT)-mediated citizen participation in Brazil. Internet penetration still remains a major challenge in this...

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July 19, 2017

This Plan International document reviews linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and gender, in order to address the following...

July 18, 2017

"This report illustrates that systematic barriers prevent them [young women] from taking advantage of opportunities to participate in...

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July 18, 2017

Author: Daniel Tonga, July 18 2017 - Abstract: The emergence of new media technologies has changed the way in...

July 13, 2017

“FoE (Freedom of Expression) is one of the most fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, a fierce debate exists on the necessity to restrict...

July 11, 2017

"...even in a context where citizen participation becomes a policy principle, the desired format of and the actual opportunities for...

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