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December 14, 2017

BBC Media Action Microsite: Gender

This BBC Media Action interactive digital toolkit has been created on a dedicated micro website "to help those working in media and communication for development to challenge negative gender...

December 13, 2017

The human brain and how it shapes development success: do we need to have a big new argument?

Author: James Deane, December 13 2017 - Sometimes you read a book which - just short of literally - blows your mind.  The Enigma of Reason: a new theory of understanding by Hugo Mercier and Dan...

December 12, 2017

Freedom on the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy

"In the absence of a comprehensive campaign to deal with this threat, manipulation and disinformation techniques could enable modern authoritarian regimes to expand their power and influence while...

December 12, 2017

In Repressive Countries, Citizens Go 'Dark' to Share Independent News

"Dark social" refers to online and digital sharing either missing or incorrectly attributed in site traffic analytics. It describes the blind spot that originates when visitors to online news...

December 11, 2017

Youth and Violent Extremism on Social Media: Mapping the Research

"Attempts to prevent Internet dimensions of the violent radicalization of youth do not have proven efficacy, but on the other hand it is clear that they can damage online freedoms, especially freedom...

December 8, 2017

Social Media and Citizen Inclusion: Towards a New Model of Political Legitimacy?

What is the potential of digital activism to promote good, democratic governance in Latin America and the Caribbean?

December 5, 2017

Connecting Citizens to Their Governments: Lessons from ICT-Based Governance Initiatives in Indonesia

"It is...fair to conclude that the use of ICTs in governance does strengthen community participation and improve public services, and government responsiveness and accountability."

December 4, 2017

SOGIESC UPR Advocacy Toolkit

"SOGIESC issues are often side-lined during dialogues at the international level, but the UPR is one of the few forums where there can be vital debate on LGBTI human rights with governments who may...

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November 27, 2017

"Nonformal dialogues offer complementary approaches to formal dialogues in national peacemaking efforts in contexts of conflict."

November 20, 2017

"By avoiding the techno-centric gaze and adopting the standpoint of non-users, we were able to better understand the barriers to technology...

November 17, 2017

"[A]ctivists are building digital rights movements from the ground up, launching national policy dialogues, and fighting to establish new...

November 9, 2017

"A participatory approach is in fact as important as the assessment results....Assessment is a process of planning, analysis, reflection and,...

November 8, 2017

”…amid growing restrictions on civic space in the sub-region, journalists play a critical role in exposing human rights violations and...

November 7, 2017

"With particular relevance for accountable governance, we reflect on the way that different local governance actors exercise their agency, and...

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