Africa

IREX Begins New Work Bridging Civil Society and Media in Guatemala and Rwanda

IREX is pleased to start work on two new USAID projects leveraging its expertise in civil society and media development. As part of a larger USAID Civil Society for Accountable Governance and Citizen Security project in Guatemala, IREX will provi

2016: A year in preview

2015 started off with more than a little degree of uncertainty. Thirteen years ago I launched kiwanja.net not really knowing whether there was really much of a long-term demand for what I had to offer. But it was worth a go.

Happy Holidays from IREX to You!

From around the world, IREX staff wish supporters, participants, partners, alumni, and friends a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year.

Mozambique Journalist Works to Improve Lives of Women

Albertina Luís is a community radio journalist who lives in the district of Mocuba, in the province of Zambézia, where recently the number of cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against women and girls has been on the rise.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence: A Global Challenge for Youth

If given the chance and the right tools, young people can create a culture without abuse and violence. Jasmine Uribe knows this well as National Youth Organizing Manager at Break the Cycle

South Africa Cybercrimes Bill will be impossible to implement without violating rights

2 December 2015
(APC for APCNews)

Cyber security is essential for the exercise of both online and offline rights, as it is key to privacy and the protection of personal data. At APC we understand the need for a cyber crime and cyber security bill to make South Africa a safer place online.

Startup Governance in Silicon Savannah

There have been a lot of negative rumors and one-sided stories across Kenyan social media of late about the business changes at Angani, a Nairobi-based Cloud services company, and the subsequent platform outages that occurred. It’s an unfortunate state, as people I’ve known and respected for many years have not tried to get the “other side of the story”.

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