IREX Expands Work in Civil Society, Media, and Tech Innovation

To support its innovative work in civil society, media, and technology, IREX is introducing changes that will take effect July 1.

A fine balance: mapping cyber (in)security in Latin America

Cyber-security is emerging as a dominant area of concern amongst many governments and civil societies across Latin America. Although the existence of cyberspace is already generating a massive evolution in all aspects of life, it is extending the reach of organised crime across time and space.

New technologies for improving old public security challenges in Nairobi

This paper maps out the digital environment shaping public security in selected informal settlements of Nairobi. In particular, the paper considers the diverse ways in which information communication technologies (ICTs) are being adopted by Kenyan police in informal settlements.

Civil society and knowledge management in West Africa

The author aims to provide an overview of key issues in relation to the production, documentation and communication of knowledge by civil society in West Africa. Firstly, the paper offers and justifies a working definition of knowledge and civil society respectively.

Internet gvernance and developing countries: implications for India

Despite having one of the largest numbers of Internet users in the world and having a strong base in ICT services, public opinion in India is ill-formed and government departments have not engaged in wider consultations in the process of formulating India’s stance on Internet governance. India’s response towards intimidating digital surveillance has been rather weak.

Role of ICTs and egovt to promote gender equality in the Asia Pacific - Input for the research by United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) on "Role of e-Government to Promote Gender Equality in the Asia Pacific"

How can the perceived gender neutrality of egovernance be overcome? Due to the technocratic vocabulary and direct private sector involvement, egovernance is generally not perceived as an area of governance reform or public administration.

How Technology is Being Used to Perpetrate Violence Against Women – And to Fight it

How are new technologies used by abusers of violence against women and how are they used by women fighting back? This briefing reveals new research on this topic. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in 12 developing countries in 2009.

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(Cross-posted  from the official Making All Voices Count Blog)
The Global Innovation Competition called for new, ‘out-of-the-box’ ideas to enhance government transparency and accountability in Making All Voices Count’s 12 programme countries.

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