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December 5, 2016

Generating real-time citizen data to identify socio-economic & political trends in East Africa

Across the globe, tech-based opportunities to gather and leverage information have led many organisations to change how they make decisions; they rely less on speculation and intuition and far more...

December 2, 2016

Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different Information Tools Can Be Used

"Media freedom rankings reveal much about the state of the media around the world. That makes them popular with media development organizations and donors needing to decide where to invest their...

December 2, 2016

Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don't

"While press freedom rankings determine national and international media policies, it is not always clear as to how objective these rankings really are."

November 17, 2016

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?

"This briefing, based on quantitative data from seven countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sierra Leone), outlines the links between watching and listening to...

November 17, 2016

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster Preparedness Measures in Bangladesh?

"Amrai Pari (Together We Can Do It)...a reality TV programme...visits communities in the areas of the country most susceptible to environmental hazards and challenges them to work together with their...

November 16, 2016

LEARNO.NET: Professional Video Training by EJC

LEARNO.NET is an online learning platform launched in December 2015 by the European Journalism Centre (EJC). Designed especially for journalists and journalism students, LEARNO.NET also serves...

November 16, 2016

What are the challenges facing young people in East Africa?

Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Alasdair Stuart on November 3 2016 - Alasdair Stuart shares the challenges faced by young people in Tanzania, Somalia and Kenya and outlines...

November 15, 2016

In the Service of the Public - Functions and Transformation of Media in Developing Countries

"The transformation of state broadcasters to public service media (PSM) is one of the most ambitious endeavors in the field of media development. It is an enormous task to work with state...

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October 31, 2016

"The potential pitfalls of a focus on counter-narrative objectives are significant for journalism and for the development of media...

October 26, 2016

...a map of the approaches required and a supporting tool to align and encourage informed and critical engagement with news and social media...

October 24, 2016

"In the rush to embrace the open government and open data movement, donors have favored activities like boot camps, hackathons and conferences...

October 20, 2016

Author: Marcus Oxley, October 20 2016 - Marking International Day for Disaster Reduction, Marcus Oxley argues that we need more media coverage of...

October 18, 2016

"Media development actors need to have a clear and coordinated strategy on how to support a free and pluralistic media landscape in a fragile...

October 18, 2016

"Donors are often interested in strengthening the media as a way of speeding up governance reform. An alternative approach is to focus on the...

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