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October 19, 2016

Women and Peace Building in Afghanistan: Building Local and National-Level Peace with the Meaningful Participation of Women

"Conflict has destroyed countless lives in Afghanistan. Searching for an elusive peace is a focus for many; but women have often been left with no voice, with the result that a fair and equitable end...

October 18, 2016

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed Societies

"Media development actors need to have a clear and coordinated strategy on how to support a free and pluralistic media landscape in a fragile state. They need to assess local needs and work closely...

October 14, 2016

Constraints and Opportunities: What Role for Media Development in the Countering Violent Extremism Agenda?

"It is imperative that there is consideration of the linkage of media and media development and what role they may play in the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism." International...

October 10, 2016

An independent Nepali media has never been more needed

Author: Kiran Bhandari, Dipak Bhattarai and James Deane, October 10 2016 - Nepal’s media has played a pivotal role in the country’s democratic transition but how successful has it been at fighting...

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"I will be there even if my bodyguards refuse to accompany me."

Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, October 10 2016 - Scores of people were killed or injured early last month when twin bomb blasts hit Kabul and armed assailants attacked the buildings housing an...

October 4, 2016

Accountability, nation and society: the role of media in remaking Nepal

"This briefing is written principally for the international community that wants to understand the current reality of governance in Nepal and the role of media in it." This BBC Media Action policy...

September 14, 2016

Public service broadcasting in fragile states: are we flogging a dead horse?

Author: James Deane, September 14 2016 - James Deane argues that the concept of media systems capable of: engaging everyone in society, acting independently and enabling dialogue across divides...

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Are there alternatives to counter-propaganda in an information age?

Author: James Deane and Will Taylor, September 7 2016 - Looking at information responses to extremism, James Deane and Will Taylor reflect on the challenges for media development organisations and...

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Elisa, amor mío

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August 5, 2007

Registro audiovisual de la obra de teatro "Elisa, amor mío", dirigida y escrita por Juan Carlos Ferrari Damiano. Aquí los espectadores van entrando en grupos a las habitaciones de una casa y van circulando de una a otra conducidos por una guía que los provoca, mientras experimentan situaciones de VIH/SIDA como propias.

El material está dirigido a un público de 13 años en adelante y ha sido exhibido en Liceos de Educación Secundaria y seminarios nacionales e internacionales sobre SIDA.

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Young People for Non-Violence

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One hundred and ten young people from Brazil and Paraguay, together with 40 volunteer mentors, participated in a 6-month social and educational initiative initiated by the Brazilian Institute of Appli

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Young People for Non-Violence explored how information technology (IT) can be used as a creative, educational, and catalytic tool for young people concerned about drug abuse and violence in their communities. Young participants (selected for the project based on their families' income scale) took part in regular weekend workshops in areas relevant to social and professional integration. Topics focused on sociology, history, ecology, information and communication technologies (ICT), and multimedia and media literacy. According to organisers, the use of ICT proved to be a key motivator of the initiative, with ITAI's support for community telecentres and community radios. Young people learned to document interviews, to write and lay out reports, and to produce audio and video clips.

At the final project event, 70 Brazilians and 40 Paraguayans presented the results of their workshops and shared strategies for non-violence. The gathering was intended as a celebration of their collaboration to create a culture of non-violence in the 3-border region - Foz de Iguazú (Brazil), Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), and Puerto Iguazú (Argentina) - which reportedly has one of the highest tolls of violence and drug abuse among teenagers in Latin America. Specifically, the youth displayed a book, videos containing interviews with teenagers and other community members, photos, and modern and traditional dances. Presenters from UNESCO and a local non-governmental organisation ("Iniciativa Latinoamericana") reinforced the work of project participants by making pledges to support peace, reconciliation, and a culture of non-violence in Latin America and other regions.

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Youth, Conflict, Technology.

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May 2010 update: The project has continued, and now integrates young people from Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, as well.

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UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education's News on ICT in Education, August 6 2009; "Fostering Culture of Non-violence through ICT", UNESCO; and email from Günther Cyranek to The Communication Initiative on May 27 2010.

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Contest of Ibero-American Photography in Black and White - Concurso Iberoamericano de Fotografía en Blanco y Negro

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Save the Children invites photo entries from both professionals and non-professionals of any nationality for its annual Ibero-American photography competition.

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April 30, 2010

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Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in Education for Development

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Brian Gutterman
Shahreen Rahman
Jorge Supelano
Laura Thies
Mai Yang
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July 1, 2009

The New School University Graduate Program in International Affairs

This paper aims to explain the current state of how information and communication technology (ICT) is being used in education and how it can better benefit current and future users.


News on ICT in Education on December 4 2009; ICTD Yellow Pages website on December 29 2009; and email from Brian Gutterman to The Communication Initiative on February 16 2010.

Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG)

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The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) announces the launch of the 2009 Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG) programme.

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January 18, 2010

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Realizing Rights through Social Guarantees: An Analysis of New Approaches to Social Policy in Latin America and South Africa

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February 1, 2008

This study considers social guarantees as tools for social policy design and service delivery that can advance the protection and fulfilment of social and economic rights. It suggests ways to develop and explore a range of policy options that improve the delivery of social services from a rights perspective, while furthering social inclusion and democratic governance. The application of a social guarantee framework was studied by researchers in collaboration with the World Bank and the Chilean Foundation for Overcoming Poverty (FUNASUPO).



WUNRN listserv on January 25 2009.

Increasing Social Inclusion through Social Guarantees

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December 1, 2007

The WUNRN listserv on January 25 2009.

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Resisting a Stigmatized Identity: Patients’ Strategies for the Management of the HIV/AIDS Stigma in a Public Hospital in Uruguay

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Roxana Delbene Rosati
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August 1, 2007

Email from Roxana Delbene to The Communication Initiative on July 5 2008 and Sociolinguistic Studies Journal, SS Vol 1.2 2007.

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