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The World Wide Web has become a societal foundation for global communications, economics, science and politics. And it has increasingly opened the doors for millions of people to take part in the world well beyond their immediate communities. The digital era has opened vast opportunities, but it also poses risks.
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Global Media Forum 2014: Challenges for the Media – from Information to Participation

Global Media Forum 2014: Challenges for the Media – from Information to Participation | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it

Just a blink of the eye in world history, the 40-year existence of the Internet has been revolutionary, its impact comparable to the invention of the printing press nearly 600 years ago.

 

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Mobile Survey Platform GeoPoll Raises $6.6M Series A To Reach People In Developing Countries

Mobile Survey Platform GeoPoll Raises $6.6M Series A To Reach People In Developing Countries | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Smartphones have become so commonplace in developed countries that it can be hard to imagine life without them. But the worldwide Internet penetration rate is..
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Lessons from the rise of Reddit

Lessons from the rise of Reddit | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Reddit co-founder shares his insights on entrepreneurship in the digital age.
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Ureport: Local issues driving mobile participation

Ureport: Local issues driving mobile participation | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
toolkit for better and accurate reporting
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Internet: Progress vs privacy

Internet: Progress vs privacy | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
What is at stake as 40 percent of the world population is soon expected to be connected to the internet?
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How Cell Phones Are Transforming Health Care in Africa

How Cell Phones Are Transforming Health Care in Africa | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Mobile communications can help bridge a huge knowledge gap and reimagine healthcare across Africa.
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EU outlines ambitious plan to end roaming fees and 'throttle' net neutrality opponents3

EU outlines ambitious plan to end roaming fees and 'throttle' net neutrality opponents3 | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Most EU Internet providers can pick and choose whether to block apps. But that'll change with Brussels announcing wide-ranging reforms towards an "open" internet. Mobile roaming fees may also vanish.

 

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Mapping Digital Media

Mapping Digital Media | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the progress of digitization and its impact on the values and principles that underpin the Open Society Foundations’ work in media and communications.
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MediaShala: Data visualization in India

MediaShala: Data visualization in India | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Meaning ‘Abode of Media’ in Sanskrit, MediaShala tries to make complex data simple and understandable by balancing it with aesthetics, a mix of design and engineering coming out of India. Originally published on the Social Tech Census.
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This African Smart Card Helps Catch Disease Outbreaks

This African Smart Card Helps Catch Disease Outbreaks | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Digitizing community medical records with SmartCare cards helps clinicians catch disease outbreaks and medical trends earlier than previously possible.
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Innovation Isn't an Idea Problem

Innovation Isn't an Idea Problem | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: "we need more ideas." They'll start talking about the need to "think outside the box" or "blue sky" thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or systems. However, in most organizations, innovation isn't hampered by a lack of ideas, but rather a lack of noticing the good ideas already there.

 

 

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Help is only an SMS away for East Timor moms

Help is only an SMS away for East Timor moms | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
The mountainous landscape of East Timor makes it difficult for pregnant women to reach health services. A new initiative called Liga Inan is connecting mothers and midwives through mobile phones.
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"mHealth" in the Middle East

"mHealth" in the Middle East | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Like many other parts of the world, a number of countries in the Middle East are seeing a rapid rise in “lifestyle” related health problems such as obesi
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Ubiquitous Across Globe, Cellphones Have Become Tool for Doing Good

Ubiquitous Across Globe, Cellphones Have Become Tool for Doing Good | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
With 96 percent of the world connected, organizations are using mobile phones to deliver, via texts, water, energy, financial services, health care, even education.
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Three mHealth Innovations Changing Health Care Delivery

Three mHealth Innovations Changing Health Care Delivery | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Mobile phones are more than just communications devices; they are also powerful tools to improve health care.
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Facebook Is Trying to Buy Its Way Into the Developing World

Facebook Is Trying to Buy Its Way Into the Developing World | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Facebook spent a reported $100 million to $200 million to buy a company that brings down smartphone bills. It's the latest sign Facebook is hungry for growth in developing markets.
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One big benefit of the social web: Journalism emerges wherever it is needed

One big benefit of the social web: Journalism emerges wherever it is needed | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
A one-man media operation that is devoted to reporting on news affecting the Jersey Shore area is another great example of a non-professional journalist stepping in to fill the needs of a community.
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Can democracy deliver for Africa?

Can democracy deliver for Africa? | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Multiparty democracy swept across Africa in the early 1990s. Activists hoped greater political freedoms and strong institutions would lead to more government accountability - and more effective development.
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Surveying the landscape: mobiles and youth workforce development

Surveying the landscape: mobiles and youth workforce development | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it

After a year of hard work, last week we launched the mEducation Alliance’s Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development (mYWD) Landscape Review, an effort supported by The MasterCard Foundation and USAID. The review maps out who is doing what and where, and to the extent possible, discusses evidence of what is working.

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Health Sensing Infographic

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Afghan female police officer literacy rates improve through mobile phone programme

Afghan female police officer literacy rates improve through mobile phone programme | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it

Efforts to improve the literacy of Afghanistan’s female police officers through a mobile phone-based application are showing signs of success, according to an evaluation of the pilot programme which is supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

 

 

 

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India’s largest bank announces mobile payments deal

India’s largest bank announces mobile payments deal | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, has struck a deal with Movida to enable consumers to carry out a number of online transactions through their mobile handsets. Movida is a joint vent...
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Africa's digital election trackers

Africa's digital election trackers | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Inexpensive mobile phones and online maps are bringing new levels of transparency to elections across the continent.
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Youth and ICTs in Sierra Leone, Sweden, Indonesia and Uganda

Youth and ICTs in Sierra Leone, Sweden, Indonesia and Uganda | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it
Last week, 600 exceptional youth activists from 80 countries arrived to New York City for a UN Takeover, where they called for urgent action by member states to meet Millennium Development Goal 2 o...
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Digital job creation for African youth

Digital job creation for African youth | From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media | Scoop.it

The June 20 Salon in New York City tackled the topic of digital jobs for African youth.

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