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#NotAnotherDay in Prison for Egyptian Activists

27 August 2014
(APCNews)

APC strongly condemns the continued and arbitrary detention of Alaa Abd El Fattah and Sanaa Seif for violation of Egypt’s highly

Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story

Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Saturday August 9, 2014. After his body lay in the hot street for four hours, Ferguson residents took to the streets to protest his killing. Brown’s death, the ensuing protest and the militarized police response opened a debate about race, justice and policing in America that continues today.

Inclusivity in ICT4D Initiatives

Cross-posted from the Making All Voices Count Blog. View the original article here.

Gender and Information Communication Technologies (ICTS) in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects

Despite the emphasis placed on the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) in Nigeria, women are often underrepresented in terms of access and use. Gender differences in ICT use in Nigeria are linked to patterns of discrimination in the society at large, as well as with patterns of power relations within the home.

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014

(Istanbul, Turkey) The Ninth Annual IGF Meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014.

OECD Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy

(Tokyo, Japan) “Data-Driven Innovation for a Resilient Society” is the theme of the 2014 meeting of the OECD Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy (GFKE).  It will aim at accelerating discussions at the international level on the collection and use of data thr

Co-creating solutions for smart cities

Earlier this year, the World Bank partnered with Chile's Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication on a project to innovate technology and mobility solutions: Smart City Gran Concepción.

Responsible Data Forum on Private Sector Data Sharing - Event Summary

Author: 
Global Pulse
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Translators Power Ushahidi

Every new translation makes our tools more accessible to people across the globe, helping people get critical information they need. Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of our volunteer translators for your contributions to translating our software into more than 40 languages in the last 5 years! Each word, string or phrase you have translated to date has gone a

Transnational responses to violence against women in the name of 'culture': evaluation of the Violence Is Not Our Culture Campaign (2008-2011)

In 2007, members of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign in Iran and the Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML) network initiated the ‘Violence is not our Culture’ (VNC) campaign. The VNC is aimed at bringing an end to the misuse of culture and religion to justify violence against women (VAW).

Advancing the Science and Practice of People-Centered Health Systems

CapacityPlus is sponsoring satellite events and participating in presentations at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, September 29–October 3.

“Research Bites” from KDD 2014: Data Science for Social Good

Author: 
Alex Rutherford
This week Global Pulse’s research team will be geek
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