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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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Looking Past the Poverty: Life in Roma Ghettos

Looking Past the Poverty: Life in Roma Ghettos | Media for development | Scoop.it
How do you make seen what is unseen, or capture a truth the world can’t—or won’t—see from the surface? Documentary photographer Björn Steinz shares his work and insights from documenting Roma settlements in Slovakia.
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The status of digital literacy among young people in Zambia — Voices of Youth

Recently, a survey covering issues digital citizenship and safety was carried out by UNICEF with 525 pupils across Zambia. As part of the survey, young people had to complete a questionnaire that a...
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Twitter Unveils Emergency Alert System

Twitter Unveils Emergency Alert System | Media for development | Scoop.it
Twitter announced a new system that enables public institutions and NGOs to send out emergency alerts via text and push notifications in times of crisis.
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How teachers in Africa are failed by mobile learning - SciDev.Net

How teachers in Africa are failed by mobile learning - SciDev.Net | Media for development | Scoop.it
Only projects that work with existing education systems will improve learning and cut poverty, says Niall Winters.
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10 years on: what role will social media play?

10 years on: what role will social media play? | Media for development | Scoop.it
A decade from now, social media will no longer be the new kid on the block, nor will it be just another charity communications channel, says Zoe Amar
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6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking) | Impatient Optimists

6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking) | Impatient Optimists | Media for development | Scoop.it
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6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking) | Impatient Optimists

6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking) | Impatient Optimists | Media for development | Scoop.it
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How One Photographer Is Documenting Maternal Health in Africa

How One Photographer Is Documenting Maternal Health in Africa | Media for development | Scoop.it
I am a big believer in continuing to work on stories for the long haul. That is what Patruno has done since 2011. He has been documenting the gritty truth about maternal health in sub-Saharan Africa for the past three years and shows no sign of letti...
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Public Broadcasting Service | Twitter for Business

Public Broadcasting Service | Twitter for Business | Media for development | Scoop.it
A public broadcaster engages documentary viewers in real time.
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The latest in faith-based development: Randomized control trials? - Chris Blattman

The latest in faith-based development: Randomized control trials? - Chris Blattman | Media for development | Scoop.it
Lant Pritchett’s fondest 10th birthday wishes to the Poverty Action Lab: The delightfully quirky aspect of the success of the randomista movement is that it was, and remains, entirely faith-based. …The claim that attracted resources and support from development organizations and attention … Continue reading →
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Digital technology means development is now happening outside the system

Digital technology means development is now happening outside the system | Media for development | Scoop.it
The spread of the internet and rise of mobile phone ownership means more social entrepreneurs are succeeding outside the traditional development system
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Have 24-hour TV news channels had their day?

Have 24-hour TV news channels had their day? | Media for development | Scoop.it
The former director of BBC News, Richard Sambrook, and its ex-head of strategy, Sean McGuire, argue that digital technology has left rolling news channels outmoded
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What’s so special about storytelling for social change? | openDemocracy

What’s so special about storytelling for social change? | openDemocracy | Media for development | Scoop.it
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Erik van Weert's curator insight, February 25, 1:19 PM

Persuasive storeytelling is an excellent tool for advocacy, development, social change.

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Sustainability Storytelling: Creating a Narrative that Matters - SocialEarth

Sustainability Storytelling: Creating a Narrative that Matters - SocialEarth | Media for development | Scoop.it
By Justmeans (Stephanie Schwartz, 2014 MBA Candidate and Society & Business Lab Fellow ) Guest Blog by Stephanie Schwartz, 2014 MBA Candidate and Society & Business Lab Fellow Patagonia’s fall 2013 [...]...
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Making Twitter work for international organisations

Making Twitter work for international organisations | Media for development | Scoop.it
The social network has become an indispensible communications tool but to successfully engage your followers, you have to do more than just broadcast news
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Watch The First 54 Seconds. That’s All I Ask. You’ll Be Hooked After That, I Swear.

Watch The First 54 Seconds. That’s All I Ask. You’ll Be Hooked After That, I Swear. | Media for development | Scoop.it
How did they turn something once regarded as so gross into something so beautiful?
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