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June 23, 2017

Citizen Participation and the Rise of the Open Source City in Spain

"Although the scheme may be simple, we believe that it already features most of the components of a new democratic participation in the digital age." This research brief from IT for Change via...

June 20, 2017

#FaithOverFear Toolkit

This #FaithOverFear campaign from Religions for Peace, UNICEF, and a global coalition of religious groups is aimed to inspire action among religious people world wide to support refugees by welcoming...

June 14, 2017

Bonded for slavery despite flourishing Democracy - Feudal Democracy

Author: Sahib Khan, June 14 2017 - Police freed 45 members of several peasant families, including women and children, from illegal captivity of landlords after raiding their farmlands in a number of...

June 14, 2017

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity - Global Meeting Report

"UNDP stands ready to support the implementation of the 2030 agenda. Building peaceful, just and inclusive societies is an important component of that global commitment. Achieving that objective will...

June 14, 2017

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity: A Development Response to Addressing Radicalization and Violent Extremism

"A return to divisive politics (us vs. them) will only lead to more conflicts. Different faiths, political parties, human-rights defenders, media, educational institutions and others need to promote...

June 13, 2017

The case for adaptive programming

Author: BBC Media Action India Country Director Priyanka Dutt, posted to the BBC Media Action website on June 8 2017 - I don’t like results frameworks. Most demand that you specify exactly what you...

June 12, 2017

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development

"In the current era of resurgent authoritarianism, independent media has become ever more important." This report looks at the trends identified by the Center for International Media Assistance (...

June 7, 2017

The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression

"People who exercise their right to freedom of expression through journalism must be allowed to practice their work without restrictions. This is the responsibility of the state, courts, media...

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May 30, 2017

"The ability to assemble and act collectively is vital to democratic, economic, social and personal development, to the expression of ideas...

May 27, 2017

Author: Kaleem Butt, May 31 2015 - Introduction: In this era when there is democracy everywhere in the world, still...

May 24, 2017

"In many countries throughout the developing world, women’s associations can be influential advocacy and education organizations that represent...

May 24, 2017

"[W]ho bargains, who is excluded, and what barriers block entry to the policy arena determine the selection and implementation of policies and...

May 19, 2017

This report is part of Amnesty International's global advocacy campaign...

May 18, 2017

"Prevention is a major aspect of CVE, aiming to get at the root causes and factors that contribute to extremism and terrorism, by engaging...

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