Democracy and Governance - Africa

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October 25, 2016

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Governance Programming

"The media is a prism through which we see those in power. In many cases, media not only reflects inequalities between men and women but also amplifies and entrenches them." Based on the experience...

October 12, 2016

Freedom of Expression and Media Regulation - A Media Legislation Manual

This manual provides a curriculum to promote the development of a media environment that contributes to freedom of expression and information, good governance, and the realisation of human rights....

September 27, 2016

Africans Rising - For Justice, Peace and Sustainable Development

The Africans Rising is a local, national, and continental movement that seeks to unite civil society across Africa to work towards: expanding the space for civic and political action; fighting for...

September 23, 2016

People-Powered Media Innovation in West Africa: Accelerating Development and Good Governance in the New Media Landscape

“Innovations in new and social media have opened up new possibilities for how we understand and contribute to the world around us. Embracing these channels, citizens in West Africa have won historic...

September 19, 2016

Citizen Voice and Action

"No democratic government can afford not to listen to the voices of its citizens....However, governments - and institutions of various sizes and scales - find citizen engagement difficult and...

September 15, 2016

The Role of Online/Social Media in Countering Violent Extremism in East Africa

“Countering violent extremism (CVE) is a broad umbrella phrase that covers a wide array of possible approaches to dealing with radicalisation to extremist violence.”

September 15, 2016

Methods and Approaches to Understanding Behaviour Change

"A behaviour change method is considered to be any process that has the potential to influence individuals and behaviour."

September 13, 2016

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Engage Platform

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Engage platform is designed to be a key tool to promote internet rights in Africa. Specifically it seeks to promote the African Declaration on...

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August 16, 2016

"For women to be able to push the boundaries of power it is essential for them to have the opportunity to participate, to organise and discuss...

August 16, 2016

This report highlights the results of an evaluation of peacebuilding initiatives involving children and youth in three countries: Colombia, the...

August 11, 2016

This paper examines the role of civil society organisations in the democratisation process of four countries - Egypt, Kenya, Serbia, and South...

August 10, 2016

"...a growing body of evidence suggests that young women and men can and do play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change....

August 8, 2016

This document provides a guide to the principles of political campaign communication. It seeks to counter the practice by media institutions and...

August 4, 2016

"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in...

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