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We study communication, society and culture to effectively enhance knowledge transfer and bring about sustainable social change.
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World Bank: 'poverty rates halved' | World | DW.DE | 17.03.2012

World Bank: 'poverty rates halved' | World | DW.DE | 17.03.2012 | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
UN countries have committed themselves to halve extreme poverty by 2015, and new World Bank figures suggest that they are on course. But critics are more cautious.
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5 Reasons Why Kony 2012 was an media success | Future:Media ...

5 Reasons Why Kony 2012 was an media success | Future:Media ... | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
... statements and videos that they are not simply about capturing Kony — they are about developing a “Never Again” generation of young people who use all the tools at their disposal, including social media, to stop atrocities.
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KONY 2012: Social media and crisis communication lessons learned | Crisis Communication | Blog | Holtz Communications + Technology

KONY 2012: Social media and crisis communication lessons learned | Crisis Communication | Blog | Holtz Communications + Technology | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
KONY 2012: Social media and crisis communication lessons learned http://t.co/ifoIxwiK...
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Kony2012 and Online Activism. How NOT to change the world (Jan Servaes) - Academia.edu

Kony2012 and Online Activism. How NOT to change the world (Jan Servaes) - Academia.edu | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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‘Epic’ Daily Show Segment Blasts U.S. For Cutting Off UNESCO Funding | Mediaite

‘Epic’ Daily Show Segment Blasts U.S. For Cutting Off UNESCO Funding | Mediaite | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
On Thursday, Daily Show correspondent John Oliver ventured to Gabon to get to the bottom of why Gabon insists on sending money to UNESCO. It was truly... epic. (JON STEWART SAID IT FIRST.) Former Rep.
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Lessons learned from the KONY 2012 campaign | Communication, Media, Policy

Lessons learned from the KONY 2012 campaign | Communication, Media, Policy | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Africa: Mobile Innovation and Participatory Development ...

Africa: Mobile Innovation and Participatory Development ... | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
I will draw from literature on topics including the so-called “Development 2.0,” social media, and public sphere/participatory communication. The case study will focus on technological innovations in Kenya, a hub of mobile ...
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INGOs in a changed world order / Future Calling blog / Blogs - The Broker

INGOs in a changed world order / Future Calling blog / Blogs - The Broker | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The future of international NGOs depends on what the post-western world will look like in ten years from now.
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Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs: one banker's explosive letter

Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs: one banker's explosive letter | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Open thread: What do you make of Greg Smith's open letter, and the questions about ethical responsibilities it raises for employees?
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Development INGO's: retirement, replacement or rejuvenation?

Brilliant article! A must-read for anyone who is wondering what kind of development model we can support and promote for the future --knowing that in essence even the rights-based approach doesn't challenge the underpinning mechanisms and principles of the dominant neo-liberal model that creates a growing inequality worldwide and serves big capital flows on the back of a growing precarious and uncertain under and middle class worldwide.

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Invisible Children responds to critics of Joseph Kony 2012 campaign

Invisible Children responds to critics of Joseph Kony 2012 campaign | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Invisible Children's chief executive defended his NGO's 'thoughtful and strategic' campaign against the murderous militia leader Joseph Kony.
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Theories of Change: Breaking out of the Results Agenda | The Big Push Forward

Theories of Change: Breaking out of the Results Agenda | The Big Push Forward | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Top Ten Ways to Tell Kony Is Phony

Top Ten Ways to Tell Kony Is Phony | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
'Invisible Children is funded by a core of notorious right wing donors including the Discovery Institute, which Bruce Wilson fingered in a March 11 Talk 2 Action piece as the leading funder of efforts to promote the replacement of biological...
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Kony 2012: Viral Video Prompts a Teachable Moment - MindShift

Kony 2012: Viral Video Prompts a Teachable Moment - MindShift | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Kony 2012: Viral Video Prompts a Teachable MomentMindShiftThe communication from school to home helped the parents gather more knowledge so that they could talk about the video and the issues at home.
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Feature: In human development, Africa makes slow progress ...

For some African countries, there is cheery news in the 2011 Human Development Report.* Published by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), it ranks countries according to three measures of human development: life ...
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Infograph: A Hierarchy Of Social Communication

Infograph: A Hierarchy Of Social Communication | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A Hierarchy Of Social Communication: Know Your Tools (A Hierarchy Of Social Communication: Know Your Tools http://t.co/TRjwCsAH...)...
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“Can I Tell You The Bad Guy’s Name?”: A Virtual Read-In and Comment On #Kony2012 and Badvocacy

“Can I Tell You The Bad Guy’s Name?”: A Virtual Read-In and Comment On #Kony2012 and Badvocacy | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
UPDATE (10 March): Material is coming thick and fast on #Kony2012, so I’m adding three recent interventions. The first is from Ismael Beah, he of child soldier fame, on CNN (apologies for the...
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KONY 2012 and the Prospects for Change

KONY 2012 and the Prospects for Change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
With more than 70 million views, KONY 2012 has achieved its aim of reaching a mass audience.
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Mapping the Global Landscape About Media for Development

Mapping the Global Landscape About Media for Development | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
by Ginnie Seger Freedom of the press has always been the backbone of democracy, and historically serves the fourth estate — a citizen’s tool against tyranny. Globally, media have developed to s...
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Change and power

Change and power | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Delegating style and using assertive tactics. Move. Irrational behavior of managers ( Schein). Poor communication before implementing change. (Lewin). Lack of co-ordination between teams. Participatory style and bargaining tactics.
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Central America Looks to Sustainable Development - IPS ipsnews.net

Central America Looks to Sustainable Development - IPS ipsnews.net | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Central America, a narrow tropical isthmus flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, suffered 259 extreme weather-related events between 1930 and 2009, while the cumulative effects of innumerable smaller-scale events have not even been...
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Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
An executive resigns from his position over an integrity problem too big to ignore.
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Rising Sea Levels a Growing Risk to Coastal U.S., Study Says

Rising Sea Levels a Growing Risk to Coastal U.S., Study Says | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Flooding that was once exceedingly rare could become an every-few-years occurrence, new research shows.
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Kony screening provokes anger in Uganda

Kony screening provokes anger in Uganda | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Ugandans, who suffered at hands of Lord's Resistance Army, react in anger at Kony video causing internet waves.
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