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Unveiled Syrian Facebook post stirs women's rights debate

Unveiled Syrian Facebook post stirs women's rights debate | Media for development | Scoop.it
The decision of a 21-year-old Syrian woman to post an image of herself without a veil on a Facebook page has polarised opinion and drawn attention to the debate surrounding women's rights in the newly emerging landscape of the Middle East.
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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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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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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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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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