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December 12, 2017

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

"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...

December 12, 2017

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

"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...

December 12, 2017

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

"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...

December 11, 2017

Youth and Violent Extremism on Social Media: Mapping the Research

"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...

December 8, 2017

Social Media and Citizen Inclusion: Towards a New Model of Political Legitimacy?

What is the potential of digital activism to promote good, democratic governance in Latin America and the Caribbean?

December 7, 2017

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

"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...

December 7, 2017

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

"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...

December 5, 2017

Connecting Citizens to Their Governments: Lessons from ICT-Based Governance Initiatives in Indonesia

"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."

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November 30, 2017

Carried out by the Tactical Technology Collective (Tactical Tech) and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), this project...

November 29, 2017

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

November 28, 2017

"Whilst the challenges of providing education to the world's refugee children are contextual, multiple and varied, with sustained attention,...

November 28, 2017

"[M]any perceive blockchain technology as a platform for positive change - one that could disrupt the global economy and address many of the...

November 27, 2017

A collective of Latin American women and coders who joined forces in 2015 to create...

November 20, 2017

"By avoiding the techno-centric gaze and adopting the standpoint of non-users, we were able to better understand the barriers to technology...

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