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July 7, 2016

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences

"Sierra Leone has seen notable changes to the mobile and media landscape, but accurate, up-to-date, nationally representative data about how people use and access media and mobile phones has not been...

July 5, 2016

Reporting on Torture

"Through accurate reporting, journalists can increase awareness of the universal prohibition of torture and of the challenges that may be preventing survivors from obtaining justice. Journalists can...

June 24, 2016

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern Iraq

"The key finding of the assessment is that displaced people in northern Iraq live in an information vacuum which is hindering their ability to cope with the catastrophe in which they find themselves...

June 24, 2016

Life on Hold

"It's less about being informed and more about feeling something and being moved by it." - Filmmaker Reem Haddad Al Jazeera's 2-part interactive web documentary highlights the struggles of 10 Syrian...

June 21, 2016

App designed to help Syrian refugees

Author: Leen Hashem, June 21 2016 - 'We've started a WhatsApp group for refugees living in this area' a middle aged man said enthusiastically, explaining how the platform was helping the group share...

June 15, 2016

Skiing in Afghanistan

Author: Mukhtar Yadgar, June 15 2016 - Afghanistan’s Bamyan province is best known for its ancient statues of Buddha, destroyed 15 years ago by the Taliban government. Today, its relative security...

June 2, 2016

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an Imperilled Media Needs Better Support

"An independent media is one of the most effective assets we have in efforts to curb corruption and foster accountability. Yet it is deeply imperilled, particularly in fragile states and often poorly...

May 24, 2016

Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325

"This Study reinforces the [United Nations] Security Council's original crucial recognition of the power of engaging women in peace with compelling proof. It shows that women's participation and...

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May 18, 2016

"The evidence base for this area is weak despite much enthusiasm over the potential impact social media could have."

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May 17, 2016

"What is the recent evidence on the impact of social media on governance of social, political, and economic bodies? How is social media...

April 26, 2016

"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving...

April 14, 2016

"BBC Media Action’s Tea Cup Diaries promotes understanding, openness and respect for people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in...

April 13, 2016

"Media developers and donors are taking a second look at public service broadcasting. Could it be that PSB, even with all its challenges and...

March 11, 2016

“You can make a system work better with surprising ease if you give it more timely, more accurate, more complete information.” - Donella...

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A DFID/UKAID Description of Fragile States

 

"Fragile States are those states where the government cannot or will not deliver core functions to the majority of its people, including the poor. There is no agreed list of fragile states. Many states move in and out of fragility." [DFID/UKAID, 2005]

 

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