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Information Not Found: The "Right to Be Forgotten" as an Emerging Threat to Media Freedom in the Digital Age
January 22, 2018

Information Not Found: The "Right to Be Forgotten" as an Emerging Threat to ...

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"[T]he media development community has a responsibility to engage in the debates, raise awareness of how the RTBF is endangering press freedom, and ensure that the tireless work and progress achieved is not undermined by unscrupulous actors vying ...

Triggering Mobile Internet Use among Men and Women in South Asia
January 22, 2018

Triggering Mobile Internet Use among Men and Women in South Asia

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Adoption and use of mobile internet is far from universal or equitable, with women, those with less education, rural residents, and the economically poor accounting for a disproportionate number of non-users. The increasing economic and social ...

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms
January 22, 2018

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), working with Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) programme, conducted a survey (February 15 - April 15 2017) on the adoption of digital technologies in news media ...

National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India: Working Papers and Recommendations
January 19, 2018

National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India: Working ...

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On April 11 and 12 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair on Community Media and UNESCO organised the National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India in order to revisit the ...

Social and Behavior Change Considerations for Areas Transitioning from High and Moderate to Low, Very Low and Zero Malaria Transmission
January 19, 2018

Social and Behavior Change Considerations for Areas Transitioning from High ...

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"In areas with high, moderate, low, and very low transmission alike, use and uptake of malaria interventions rely heavily on community awareness, demand, and acceptance of essential commodities and services."

Voice, Visibility and Variety of Viciousness: A Malaysian Study on Women's Lived Realities on Social Media
January 18, 2018

Voice, Visibility and Variety of Viciousness: A Malaysian Study on Women's ...

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"Women constitute at least 40 percent of Malaysia's online population yet much is to be known about their experience in exercising their freedom of expression and participation."

Supporting Innovation and the Use of Technologies in Accountability Initiatives: Lessons from Making All Voices Count
January 18, 2018

Supporting Innovation and the Use of Technologies in Accountability ...

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Making All Voices Count was an international initiative that harnessed the power of innovation and new technologies to support effective, accountable governance. The research, evidence, and learning (REL) component led the process of building an ...

The Journal of Development Communication
January 16, 2018

The Journal of Development Communication

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The main objective of The Journal of Development Communication, or JDC, is to examine the role of communication in promoting national and regional development in developing countries worldwide. Launched in 1989, the peer-reviewed journal is ...

Social Media in Afghanistan: Users and Engagement
January 16, 2018

Social Media in Afghanistan: Users and Engagement

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"Social media is still in its infancy in Afghanistan, with a small and mostly homogenous user base of educated, relatively wealthy, predominately male users....But while small, it holds opportunity for engagement and expression."

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization
January 11, 2018

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization

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"New technologies-in-use have made a difference to social development, and for this reason the internet and how it has displaced traditional media cannot be dealt with within the silos of disciplinary specialization or empirically investigated ...

Blind Spot: Reaching out to Men and Boys
January 11, 2018

Blind Spot: Reaching out to Men and Boys

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"[S]ocietal gender inequality and many efforts to address it share a common blind spot: how gender norms that encourage male dominance and emphasize myths of male invulnerability are also harmful to men and boys." Released on World AIDS Day ...

How Does the Time Children Spend Using Digital Technology Impact Their Mental Well-Being, Social Relationships and Physical Activity? An Evidence-Focused Literature Review
January 9, 2018

How Does the Time Children Spend Using Digital Technology Impact Their ...

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"Understandably, parents, teachers and others who have an interest in children's health and well-being become increasingly concerned as children spend more time using digital technology, but are also confused by the lack of consensus on whether ...

Digital Development and the Digital Gender Gap
January 8, 2018

Digital Development and the Digital Gender Gap

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"How does digital development change pathways to development for women and girls? What are the economic, social and political risks and opportunities?" Prepared for the United Kingdom (UK) Government's Department for International Development ...

Crop Specific Mobile Apps by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy
January 6, 2018

Crop Specific Mobile Apps by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

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"The Crop Specific Mobile Apps programme has evolved over time in response to changing user needs, in both content provided and the distribution mechanism. The recent analytics component shows how low literacy users contribute to data collection ...

The Evolution of Vaccination Week in the Americas
January 5, 2018

The Evolution of Vaccination Week in the Americas

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"As a social mobilization campaign, relevant themes and the use of diverse media have allowed PAHO, its partners, and Member States to give visibility to the importance of immunization and communicate with key audiences, building public ...

Lean HCD: A Case Study in Human-Centered Design in the Highlands of Guatemala
January 4, 2018

Lean HCD: A Case Study in Human-Centered Design in the Highlands of Guatemala

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"HCD requires deeper engagement on the part of the design team than a traditional design process, which tends to start with the technology instead of with people's problems. This tech-centered approach may reduce uptake of the solution..."

MIRA Channel Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy
January 2, 2018

MIRA Channel Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

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Launched in 2012 by the Indian organisation ZMQ Development, MIRA Channel is an integrated mobile phone service providing communication and information tools for maternal and child health care to rural women in low-resource settings. "The ...

Civil Society Involvement in Family Planning: A Review of Global Programming and Evidence
December 19, 2017

Civil Society Involvement in Family Planning: A Review of Global Programming ...

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Civil society organisations (CSOs) are often involved in expanding services, raising awareness, generating demand, and advocating for an improved enabling environment to ensure women and men have full, free, and informed choice to determine ...

Communicating Climate Change in the Rice Sector
December 19, 2017

Communicating Climate Change in the Rice Sector

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"Rice agriculture is among the sectors most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Yet, it appears that little is written about how to communicate climate change among rice stakeholders, especially the resource-poor farmers." - ...

Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology
December 18, 2017

Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology

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"[T]eacher capacity building for mobile learning is likely to become increasingly essential as a growing number of educators and students, including those in poor countries, buy and use mobile phones." This report draws lessons from United ...

Addressing Failure in ICT-Enabled 'Citizen Voice - Government Responsiveness' Interventions: Unpacking Core Assumptions and Essential Components
December 15, 2017

Addressing Failure in ICT-Enabled 'Citizen Voice - Government ...

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"When government willingness is already there, ICT-enabled voice can help build capacity to respond. But generally, unless pre-existing government commitment to respond is in place, voice through the platforms will not create it, and response ...

European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators: DigCompEdu
December 15, 2017

European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators: DigCompEdu

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"[I]it is part of educators' digital competence to enable learners to actively participate in life and work in a digital age. It is also part of their competence to reap the benefits of digital technologies for enhancing pedagogic practice and ...

Vulnerable Youth as Prosumers in HIV Prevention: Studies Using Participatory Action Research
December 14, 2017

Vulnerable Youth as Prosumers in HIV Prevention: Studies Using Participatory ...

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Drawing on four cases of research from Africa and South East Asia, this paper discusses the possibilities for youth "prosumerism" as a participation mechanism in HIV prevention, particularly in light of new opportunities arising from a digital ...

De Taali
December 13, 2017

De Taali

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"With an entire programme focusing on adolescent empowerment, girls who have been raised in a culture of silence are getting the courage to raise and voice their concerns and opinions." - Supriya Tewari of Breakthrough Launched in 2016, De Taali ...

Freedom on the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy
December 12, 2017

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

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"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 permanently eroding user confidence in online ...

In Repressive Countries, Citizens Go 'Dark' to Share Independent News
December 12, 2017

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

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"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 websites arrive there from links shared by email, ...

The State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a Digital World
December 12, 2017

The State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a Digital World

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"Making the digital space better for children requires collaboration and cooperation among governments, United Nations agencies and other international children's organizations, civil society, the private sector, academia and the technical ...

Youth and Violent Extremism on Social Media: Mapping the Research
December 11, 2017

Youth and Violent Extremism on Social Media: Mapping the Research

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"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 of expression, freedom of information, privacy ...

Case Study - Kilkari: A Maternal and Child Health Service in India - Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Deployment at Scale
December 7, 2017

Case Study - Kilkari: A Maternal and Child Health Service in India - Lessons ...

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"In order to persuade people to think and do things differently, you need to get inside their heads to understand the barriers to behavioral change, and the triggers that might empower people to break these barriers. This is why behavioral change ...

Effective Use of Digital Platforms for HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the European Union/European Economic Area: ECDC Guides
December 7, 2017

Effective Use of Digital Platforms for HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex ...

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"Online and digital/social media are increasingly important communication channels for reaching audiences in a targeted and cost-effective manner....[T]he use of the technology by gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) ...

Gender Equality: Our Approach and Strategy - BBC Media Action
December 5, 2017

Gender Equality: Our Approach and Strategy - BBC Media Action

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"This paper outlines BBC Media Action’s approach to Gender Equality and our strategy for achieving impact in this area. This paper reviews and builds on learnings and evidence from initiatives that have sought to advance gender equality through ...

Connecting Citizens to Their Governments: Lessons from ICT-Based Governance Initiatives in Indonesia
December 5, 2017

Connecting Citizens to Their Governments: Lessons from ICT-Based Governance ...

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"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."

A Feminist Perspective on Gender, Media and Communication Rights in Digital Times - Key Issues for CSW62 and Beyond
December 4, 2017

A Feminist Perspective on Gender, Media and Communication Rights in Digital ...

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From IT for Change, this paper highlights the failure by states to incorporate a gender dimension in connectivity, the entrenchment of the gender digital divide, and the pervasiveness of gender-based violence (GBV) and its negative impact on ...

Information Needs Assessment: Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh
November 29, 2017

Information Needs Assessment: Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh

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"The refugee population is clearly a very tight one, where communication means and habits are strictly community-based, with great emphasis on personal connection and community leaders."

Promising Practices in Refugee Education: Synthesis Report
November 28, 2017

Promising Practices in Refugee Education: Synthesis Report

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"Whilst the challenges of providing education to the world's refugee children are contextual, multiple and varied, with sustained attention, sufficient political will, and a commitment to creativity and innovation, they can, and must, be overcome."

Coding Rights
November 27, 2017

Coding Rights

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A collective of Latin American women and coders who joined forces in 2015 to create Coding Rights, a "think and do tank" in Brazil, is working to create a more welcoming Web by addressing fundamental human rights challenges and imbalances of ...

Behind the Brands
November 21, 2017

Behind the Brands

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Part of Oxfam's effort to help create a world where everyone has enough to eat, the Behind the Brands campaign assesses companies' performance on social responsibility, compares them with their peers, and challenges them to use their power to ...

The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies into Participatory Governance Processes in the Philippines
November 20, 2017

The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies ...

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"By avoiding the techno-centric gaze and adopting the standpoint of non-users, we were able to better understand the barriers to technology access, explaining non-use as well as the power relationships embedded in these non-actions."

A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies
November 20, 2017

A Literature Review on Community and Institutional Preparedness Synergies

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"Recent public health emergencies, most notably Ebola, have shown the potential of community engagement as are source that can either help or hinder institutional responses to emergencies. It demonstrated that public health emergencies cannot be ...

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom
November 17, 2017

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to ...

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"[A]ctivists are building digital rights movements from the ground up, launching national policy dialogues, and fighting to establish new norms and Internet standards. Understanding which of these efforts are successful, and sharing this ...

Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations
November 16, 2017

Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations

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"The emphasis is on anticipating where people may have concerns and then using effective communication approaches to minimise the potential for heightened concerns in the community." Produced by the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) and ...

Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases
November 16, 2017

Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of ...

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"A consumer-focused system would recognize the principles of behavioural economics to encourage and enable people to adopt healthier behaviour across all aspects of their lives. Individuals would be supported in this effort by a network of ...

An Evidence Map of Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement Interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
November 15, 2017

An Evidence Map of Social, Behavioural and Community Engagement ...

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This document provides an evidence map of existing research into a set of selected social, behavioural, and community engagement (SBCE) interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH). The product of a collaboration ...

Perceptions and Experiences of Childhood Vaccination Communication Strategies among Caregivers and Health Workers in Nigeria: A Qualitative Study
November 14, 2017

Perceptions and Experiences of Childhood Vaccination Communication ...

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"Communication about vaccination involves more than the message but is also influenced by the environment and the attitudes of the deliverer and receiver. It is pertinent for health policy makers and programme managers to understand these factors ...

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
November 14, 2017

Getting Connected: An Assessment of Information Needs in Puerto Rico after ...

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"Many Puerto Ricans can't get the information they need related to recovery issues, and their voices are not being heard. People are isolated, and don’t have any way to relay what they're seeing and experiencing in their communities."

Networks for Change and Well-Being: Girl-Led 'from the Ground up' Policy Making to Address Sexual Violence in Canada and South Africa
November 13, 2017

Networks for Change and Well-Being: Girl-Led 'from the Ground up' Policy ...

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Led by the University of KwaZulu-Natal and McGill University, with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), this 6-year research project was ...

Media Approaches to Communicating for Development
November 13, 2017

Media Approaches to Communicating for Development

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In June 2017, a group of researchers from Australian universities and practitioners from different not-for-profit organisations came together to share knowledge and experience in the study and practice of communication for development (C4D). The ...

Open Data and Transparent Value Chains in Agriculture: A Review of the Literature
November 2, 2017

Open Data and Transparent Value Chains in Agriculture: A Review of the ...

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"In the context of smallholder agriculture, which contains a large and at times complicated number of value chain actors, unequal access to information leads certain actors to be on the losing end of the transactions that take place within the ...

Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support Early Childhood Interventions
November 2, 2017

Behavioral Economics and Developmental Science: A New Framework to Support ...

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"Parents play an integral role as active agents on behalf of their children. Simplified, program participation and engagement are often assumed to be the result of an active evaluation by parents about costs versus benefits. This evaluation is ...

GIS Support for the 2016 MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa
November 1, 2017

GIS Support for the 2016 MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa

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"Based on the interviews, it is possible to conclude that GIS support was a very important enabler - although not a critical factor - in the vaccination campaign. GIS support allowed MSF staff to complete their work more quickly, more safely and ...

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