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Pathways to Accountability from the Margins: Reflections on Participatory Video Practice
August 9, 2017

Pathways to Accountability from the Margins: Reflections on Participatory ...

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"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 relational conditions for accountability for ...

Activism, Artivism and Beyond: Inspiring Initiatives of Civic Power
August 7, 2017

Activism, Artivism and Beyond: Inspiring Initiatives of Civic Power

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"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, all initiatives covered in this book are the ...

When Digital Democracy Falls Short: Insights from Colombia
August 3, 2017

When Digital Democracy Falls Short: Insights from Colombia

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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 been recognised by the United Nations (UN) as a ...

A Feminist Action Framework on Development and Digital Technologies
August 2, 2017

A Feminist Action Framework on Development and Digital Technologies

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"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 the network society context." From the ...

Supporting Civil Society under Pressure - Lessons from Natural Resource Exploitation
August 2, 2017

Supporting Civil Society under Pressure - Lessons from Natural Resource ...

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"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 well as initiation of criminal investigations, ...

Digital Discrimination: Political Bias in Internet Service Provision across Ethnic Groups
August 2, 2017

Digital Discrimination: Political Bias in Internet Service Provision across ...

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"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 varies across societal groups in a country or ...

Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals
July 31, 2017

Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals

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"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 democratic societies."

A Tale of Two Consultations: Online Participatory Practices in Brazil
July 31, 2017

A Tale of Two Consultations: Online Participatory Practices in Brazil

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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 country, with only around half of homes having ...

Zambia’s Modern Day Politicians and Lost Art of Rhetoric
July 20, 2017

Zambia’s Modern Day Politicians and Lost Art of Rhetoric

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Author: Journalist, Media Consultant and Economist Daniel Tonga, July 25 2017 - When one listens to politicians speak and takes a critical analysis of their political discourse, there is no doubt that present day politicians seriously lack ...

The Clean Energy Revolution
July 20, 2017

The Clean Energy Revolution

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Author: Tayyab Shafique Mughal, July 26 2017 - Pakistan is a developing country and ranking 6th in terms of population size. Despite having incredible economic development and environmental opportunities, Pakistan has been facing frequent ...

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development
July 19, 2017

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development

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This Plan International document reviews linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and gender, in order to address the following questions: "Why is the development that occurs in the early years of such critical importance for the rights ...

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local Governance in Indonesia
July 18, 2017

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local ...

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"This report illustrates that systematic barriers prevent them [young women] from taking advantage of opportunities to participate in community decision-making structures, and reflects on how one NGO is working to overcome these barriers and ...

The Impact of New Media Technologies on Zambia’s 2016 Presidential elections.
July 18, 2017

The Impact of New Media Technologies on Zambia’s 2016 Presidential elections.

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Author: Daniel Tonga, July 18 2017 - Abstract: The emergence of new media technologies has changed the way in which political communication takes place in Zambia. On 11thAugust 2016, Zambia held presidential, parliamentary and local ...

The Inherent Danger of Hate Speech Legislation - A Case Study from Rwanda and Kenya  on the Failure of a Preventative Measure
July 13, 2017

The Inherent Danger of Hate Speech Legislation - A Case Study from Rwanda ...

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

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa
July 12, 2017

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa

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Author: George Ogola, originally posted May 16 2017 - The news media is usually one of first casualties of bungled or contested elections. From the recent US elections, the UK’s Brexit vote to Zambia’s controversial 2016 presidential elections, ...

When Top Down Visions Meet Grassroots Digital Activism: Notes from Netherlands
July 11, 2017

When Top Down Visions Meet Grassroots Digital Activism: Notes from Netherlands

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"...even in a context where citizen participation becomes a policy principle, the desired format of and the actual opportunities for participation can be problematic." This paper from Making All Voices Count studies the integration of ...

Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness
July 6, 2017

Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness

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...in these existing attempts to elevate citizen engagement and amplify citizen voice through transparency and access to data and information, whose voices are being heard? Whose data is it, anyway? And ultimately, who benefits from the data?"

Governance in Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Women Smallholder Farmer Advocacy Campaign
July 3, 2017

Governance in Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Women Smallholder Farmer ...

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This is an evaluation of Oxfam GB (OGB)'s global advocacy campaign, GROW, as implemented in the Khatlon region of Tajikistan. The GROW campaign takes a multi-pronged approach to the multi-faceted issue of global food insecurity by focusing on a ...

Civic Charter - The Global Framework for People's Participation
June 28, 2017

Civic Charter - The Global Framework for People's Participation

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"Securing and expanding the space for civic participation is an indispensable prerequisite for a peaceful future of humanity. Without the active and unrestrained engagement of civil society around the globe, achieving the SDGs [Sustainable ...

Bubble filters and custom truths: how do you get out of them?
June 27, 2017

Bubble filters and custom truths: how do you get out of them?

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Author:  Soraya Carvajal B., June 27 2017 - In 2010 Eli Pariser began his research on bubble filters thanks to his interest in meeting different people, which would challenge him in his way of thinking. So, trying to keep the exchange of ...

Filtros burbuja y verdades personalizadas ¿cómo salir de ellos?
June 27, 2017

Filtros burbuja y verdades personalizadas ¿cómo salir de ellos?

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Autor:  Soraya Carvajal B., 27 de junio 2017 - En 2010 Eli Pariser comenzó su investigación sobre los filtros burbuja gracias a su interés por conocer a gente distinta, que le supusiese un reto en cuanto a su forma de pensamiento. Así, ...

Guidelines for the Development of a Social Media Code of Conduct for Elections
June 26, 2017

Guidelines for the Development of a Social Media Code of Conduct for Elections

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The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) observes that electoral management bodies (EMBs) have noted stakeholders' increasing reliance on social media throughout the electoral cycle but have also ...

The Power of India's Village Women
June 26, 2017

The Power of India's Village Women

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Author: Moin Qazi, February 16 2017 [first posted in The Pulse, linked below] India is far from perfect in ensuring women's rights, but quotas at the local government level are having a real impact. Societies and cultures that invest in and ...

Making Women Count - Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women's Inclusion and Influence on Peace Negotiations
June 23, 2017

Making Women Count - Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women's Inclusion ...

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"Fifteen years after the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325, women remain significantly underrepresented in peace and transitional processes. A central challenge is the lack of evidence-based knowledge on the precise ...

Citizen Participation and the Rise of the Open Source City in Spain
June 23, 2017

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

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"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 Making All Voices Count looks at initiatives that ...

#FaithOverFear Toolkit
June 20, 2017

#FaithOverFear Toolkit

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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 them to their communities. It was motivated by ...

Bonded for slavery despite flourishing Democracy - Feudal Democracy
June 14, 2017

Bonded for slavery despite flourishing Democracy - Feudal Democracy

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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 villages in Kot Ghulam Mohammad Taluka in ...

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity - Global Meeting Report
June 14, 2017

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion ...

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"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 require us to work closely with partners at ...

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity: A Development Response to Addressing Radicalization and Violent Extremism
June 14, 2017

Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion ...

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"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 tolerance and respect for diversity (in ...

The case for adaptive programming
June 13, 2017

The case for adaptive programming

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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 will do, where, when, and how many times, in ...

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development
June 12, 2017

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development

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"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 (CIMA), an initiative of the National Endowment for ...

Communication and Social Change: A Citizen Perspective
June 9, 2017

Communication and Social Change: A Citizen Perspective

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From the publisher: "How do the communication practices of governments, NGOs [non-governmental organisations] and social movements enhance opportunities for citizen-led change? In this incisive book, Thomas Tufte makes a call for a fundamental ...

The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression
June 7, 2017

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

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"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 companies and journalist organizations, but also of ...

Advocacy for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs for Decentralized Government Models: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive
June 6, 2017

Advocacy for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs ...

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"With the [Vietnamese] government's move toward decentralization, Alive & Thrive identified an opportunity to influence localized nutrition policies through the annual Provincial Planning for Nutrition (PPN) process. PPN is an annual process ...

Journalism without Gatekeepers/Editors: Negative Impact of Social Media on Journalism in Pakistan
June 5, 2017

Journalism without Gatekeepers/Editors: Negative Impact of Social Media on ...

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Author: Kaleem Butt, June 7 2017: The gatekeeper/editor plays a very vital role in journalism; a gatekeeper/editor is a person who is responsible for what is published or broadcast, he/she takes care of grammatical mistakes and whether the ...

Creating the Next Generation of Palestinian Democratic Political Leaders (The President) Project
June 1, 2017

Creating the Next Generation of Palestinian Democratic Political Leaders ...

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"The program The President sends a very strong message to the [Palestinian] leadership and says, there is a real need for the democratic process. The second message that it gives is the interest on the part of the youth to participate in making ...

10 Principles for the Proper Management of Assemblies: Civil Society Guide
May 30, 2017

10 Principles for the Proper Management of Assemblies: Civil Society Guide

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"The ability to assemble and act collectively is vital to democratic, economic, social and personal development, to the expression of ideas and to fostering engaged citizenry. Yet despite the increasingly prominent role that assemblies play in ...

Sindhi Press against Censorship during the  Zia Regime (1977-1988)
May 27, 2017

Sindhi Press against Censorship during the Zia Regime (1977-1988)

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Author: Kaleem Butt, May 31 2015 - Introduction: In this era when there is democracy everywhere in the world, still there are many nations that are striving for liberty and autonomy. One such country is Pakistan that has seen direct martial law ...

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and Young Child Feeding Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned From Alive & Thrive
May 24, 2017

Partnering with Women's Associations to Advocate for Stronger Infant and ...

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"In many countries throughout the developing world, women’s associations can be influential advocacy and education organizations that represent the voices of mothers to government and legislative bodies, while also providing a key communications ...

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law
May 24, 2017

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

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

Una Hakika Project
May 24, 2017

Una Hakika Project

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Una Hakika (which means “Are you sure?” in Swahili) is a mobile phone-based information service which helps to address false rumours contributing to intercommunal conflict in Kenya. Una Hakika began in the Tana Delta, an area with a history of ...

Human Rights Defenders under Threat - A Shrinking Space for Civil Society
May 19, 2017

Human Rights Defenders under Threat - A Shrinking Space for Civil Society

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This report is part of Amnesty International's global advocacy campaign Brave, launched to combat measures by authoritarian leaders and other actors (state and non-state) with power to threaten and attack human rights defenders (HRDs) and shrink ...

Women and Countering Violent Extremism
May 18, 2017

Women and Countering Violent Extremism

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"Prevention is a major aspect of CVE, aiming to get at the root causes and factors that contribute to extremism and terrorism, by engaging with individuals, communities and others." This Helpdesk Research Report from the Governance and Social ...

Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms are Working with Communities
May 17, 2017

Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms are Working with Communities

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"Early experiments and innovators have learned a lot about how to weave engagement into the reporting process, but there is still a long way to go to ensure these practices are widespread. Investing in supporting engagement in newsrooms right now ...

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians
May 17, 2017

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for ...

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“Homophobia and other forms of stigma, violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people contribute significantly to their exclusion from society, limit their access to health and social services ...

Keeping up the Pressure: Enhancing the Sustainability of Protest Movements
May 16, 2017

Keeping up the Pressure: Enhancing the Sustainability of Protest Movements

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"With formal spaces for participation closing across the globe, citizens are more likely to take to the streets to have their voices heard and press for change. This study shows that the international community and national stakeholders must ...

Vibrant Information for Just, Prosperous, and Inclusive Societies
May 16, 2017

Vibrant Information for Just, Prosperous, and Inclusive Societies

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"People need to generate, access, engage with, and disseminate high-quality news and information in order to make informed decisions, hold those in power accountable, and take actions that will improve their lives. This paper describes IREX's new ...

Media and Civic Engagement: From Protests to Dialogue
May 15, 2017

Media and Civic Engagement: From Protests to Dialogue

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"[V]ibrant media and informed citizen engagement are essential for ensuring progress and more transparent and participatory policymaking." The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in ...

Restricting Space for Civil Society
May 11, 2017

Restricting Space for Civil Society

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"What is the recent evidence of a global trend toward restricted space for civil society? Is the trend specific to particular thematic areas?" There is consensus in the literature reviewed for this Governance and Social Development Resource ...

Democracy with winning candidate - Feudal in Pakistan
May 10, 2017

Democracy with winning candidate - Feudal in Pakistan

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Author: Sahib Khan, May 10 2017 - For the first time, the second-elected Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)-led government in Pakistan is completing its constitutional tenure in Pakistan, and the next elections are expected to be held in ...

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