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'More mobiles than humans soon'

'More mobiles than humans soon' | Media for development | Scoop.it
Mobile devices will outnumber humans this year, according to network firm Cisco's latest analysis.
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International Development Videos 2016SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DEVELOPMENT | Social Media for Development

International Development Videos 2016SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DEVELOPMENT | Social Media for Development | Media for development | Scoop.it
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To empower women, give them better access to water

To empower women, give them better access to water | Media for development | Scoop.it
Many women in developing countries spend hours every day fetching water for their families. Reducing the burden of water work will improve their health and welfare.
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Connecting everyone to the internet won't solve the world's development problems

Connecting everyone to the internet won't solve the world's development problems | Media for development | Scoop.it
To benefit from the digital revolution, the world needs more than just connectivity.
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Supporting breastfeeding globally

Supporting breastfeeding globally | Media for development | Scoop.it
When I first started working in global health, I was surprised to learn that breastfeeding wasn’t being practiced more widely, particularly in developing countries. I naively tho
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Offline but mobile: how can media organizations across Africa engage with audiences?

Offline but mobile: how can media organizations across Africa engage with audiences? | Media for development | Scoop.it
ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh examines how mobile experimentation in the newsroom now could pay huge dividends in the long run. 
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BBC - Research briefing: How do debate programmes influence knowledge of key governance issues and political participation? - Media Action

BBC - Research briefing: How do debate programmes influence knowledge of key governance issues and political participation? - Media Action | Media for development | Scoop.it
This research briefing explores levels of knowledge of key governance issues and political participation amongst radio listeners in Sierra Leone.
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My First School by Andrea Francolini on Maptia

My First School by Andrea Francolini on Maptia | Media for development | Scoop.it
This story is dedicated to the children of Pakistan and their common desire for proper schooling, and also to people all over the world who have supported this project. The usual embraces and endless cups of tea show the gratitude of the families, and is always overwhelming.s
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Unicef: Ebola and Technology

Unicef: Ebola and Technology | Media for development | Scoop.it
Diana Layfield: Ebola – The View From Sierra Leone
Laura Kelly: Getting to Zero and Beyond: The Contribution of the Private Sector
Penelope Anderson: The I…
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Interesting @UNICEF article about choosing the right technology for social mobilisation during the #Ebola outbreak: "At the start of the outbreak, Unicef was contacted by over 50 technology companies all keen to play their part to help. The tech community has an important role to play in health emergencies like Ebola, but in order to make their contribution really meaningful those on the ground need to advise on where their help is most needed."

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How TweetDeck's New 'Confirmation Step' Prevents Epic Twitter Fails #smlondon

How TweetDeck's New 'Confirmation Step' Prevents Epic Twitter Fails #smlondon | Media for development | Scoop.it
TweetDeck has released a confirmation feature, to make sure you do not accidentally post something from the wrong account! Check out these fails.
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After Nepal Earthquake, Facebook and Google Offer Safety Check-In Features

After Nepal Earthquake, Facebook and Google Offer Safety Check-In Features | Media for development | Scoop.it
Google and Facebook both offer check-in tools for large-scale disasters so users can indicate whether they and others are safe. And people in Nepal have been using both in the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country early Saturday morning. With the death toll above 1,000, and rescuers frantically...
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That surprising thing Bill Gates said

That surprising thing Bill Gates said | Media for development | Scoop.it
What his admissions about the success of his philanthropy reveal.
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The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World

The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World | Media for development | Scoop.it
A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
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UNAIDS to collaborate on new mobile technology platform to improve data collection and advance the response to HIV | UNAIDS

UNAIDS to collaborate on new mobile technology platform to improve data collection and advance the response to HIV | UNAIDS | Media for development | Scoop.it
UNAIDS and telecommunications operator Orange have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a new project to strengthen links between health-care providers and people living with and affected by HIV through the use of mobile technology.
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Facebook’s Internet.org Free Basic Services are bringing Africans online

Facebook’s Internet.org Free Basic Services are bringing Africans online | Media for development | Scoop.it
Over the last year, Facebook has worked closely with more than a dozen mobile operators across 17 countries to give people access to relevant basic internet services without data charges. Today Int...
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How Mobile Phones Are Changing the Developing World | Stories of UNICEF Innovation

How Mobile Phones Are Changing the Developing World | Stories of UNICEF Innovation | Media for development | Scoop.it
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Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service

Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service | Media for development | Scoop.it
MUMBAI - Facebook Inc. plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 developing countries over the past year.
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Media Development

Media Development | Media for development | Scoop.it
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"How do social norms affect behaviors?  How can development programs benefit from a clearer understanding of them?  David Jodrell of BBC Media Action offers insight on the influence of social norms and the potential role that media can play in promoting positive changes."

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How Flashcast is bringing news to commuters in Kenya

How Flashcast is bringing news to commuters in Kenya | Media for development | Scoop.it
A combination of SMS and GPS technology offers Kenyans a means to read and engage with news on their way to and from work, even with the most basic feature phone
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2015 challenges: how can technology and innovation be a force for good?

2015 challenges: how can technology and innovation be a force for good? | Media for development | Scoop.it
Technology is increasingly playing a role in delivering aid work. How can development organisations harness its potential?
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Journey. App Store

Journey. App Store | Media for development | Scoop.it
Launch page for our new app being released at the end of November. This is a social network to connect with those that have Autism, Breast Cancer, ADHD, and more... To support, communicate, and help others in their journey of life!

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India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger

India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger | Media for development | Scoop.it
Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. After she is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.
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