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June 13, 2016

The Soul Beat 262 - Media and Communication for Good Governance in Africa

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May 31, 2016

Transparency, Accountability and Technology

This policy paper seeks to update current understanding of information communication technology (ICT) for transparency and accountability (T/A) and discusses whether or not ICT for developtment (...

May 27, 2016

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners

"[T]he electorate and political actors have the right to freely discuss political issues and public policies and to express opinions. Voters and candidates rely heavily on access to the media to both...

May 26, 2016

Programming on the Right to Be Heard: A Learning Companion [Revised Edition]

"The Right to Be Heard encompasses many elements, including voice, participation, rights, governance, accountability and transparency..."

May 20, 2016

Infomediaries and Accountability

"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from...

May 19, 2016

Media, Discussion, and Attitudes in Fragile Contexts

"...we are not yet in a position to claim that media can affect attitudes towards violence at scale. We are, however, in a position to highlight the importance of discussion as a predictor of...

May 16, 2016

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and Civil Society

"Without the enabling political conditions for the media to operate freely, media development efforts can achieve only limited success." This report provides guidance on how to engage the public...

April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field

"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving them in processes of reconstruction, and enabling all...

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April 8, 2016

This toolkit is designed for young people and members of youth organisations who are passionate about having honest and responsive governments,...

April 5, 2016

"The increasing ability of communities to access information via mobiles can be used to address political or social concerns, with youth...

March 31, 2016

"Those involved in media development owe it to the populations they seek to benefit to scrutinise and evaluate their own efforts carefully,...

March 24, 2016

"Through interactive shows, radio stations across the continent are involving people in exciting discussions that matter to them."
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March 18, 2016

This research report shares findings of a pilot project conducted in September 2015 by Africa's Voices Foundation which used radio and mobile...

February 14, 2016
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