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Meet The League Of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are Changing The World

Meet The League Of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are Changing The World | Media for development | Scoop.it
The previously untold story of how an unprecedented network of high-achieving women from the world's largest companies, innovative startups, philanthropic organizations, government, and the arts combined forces to change the lives of girls and...
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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!

Via The Lifeboat Project
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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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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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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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