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SIDA DevTalks: Why all development actors should join the Data Revolution

(Stockholm, Sweden) The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is hosting a half-day event focused on the call for a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

Semi-Finalists Announced!

Ashoka Changemak

The role of data in social innovation

To get from A to B in a city the choices are stark: Public transport, taxi, your own car or bike. If you think that is a lot then skip till the end of this post. But if you are like me, always trying to find the best way to get to places and normally none of the options above satisfy you, then continue reading.

FHWC Urges WHO Executive Board to Put Frontline Health Workers at Center of Ebola Discussions

This week, 34 technical experts on health representing World Health Organization member-states will meet to set the agenda for the largest and most influential gathering of health ministers and civil society organizations of the year: the Wo

Pulse Lab Kampala: New Year, New Projects

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by Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis
 

Global Voices Summit: Do We Feed the Trolls?

Five days with Global Voices leaves me feeling pretty good about the state of the world, and the shape of the internet. But the ‘net is not always a friendly place. Our post-lunch session on the closing day of our conference is “Do We Feed the Trolls?”, hosted by the estimable Jillian York, of Global Voices and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Global Voices Summit: Online Crisis Reporting

Many of the panels at the Global Voices summit offer a global perspective on difficult reporting challenges. “When the Stakes Are High and the Story Ever Changing: Online Crisis Reporting” Moderator Lauren Finch explains that these look like simple stories to handle: they erupt, a professional or citizen reporter offers their take, and we repeat as necessary.

Howard French on the media’s coverage of Boko Haram massacres

Foreign correspondent, journalism professor and author Howard French recently weighed in on the debate about media coverage of Charlie Hebdo and the massacres in Baga with a memorable stream of tweets.

Potential of Asian economic integration: a perspective from the strategy of Japanese enterprises

The progress of the cooperation and economic integration of the region has a big potentiality for further industrial and economic development of the whole Asian region in general. IT industries have big potentiality for the future economic development of each country in the region.

Emerging economies as sources of investment and appropriate technology: evidence from India

The BICS countries (Brazil, India, China, and South Africa) have developed strong linkages with fellow developing countries in the realms of trade, investment and technology. This paper analyses the major trends in India’s linkages with other developing countries with specific focus on technology.

Global Voices Summit: Social Media in the Philippines

We’ve been asked several times why Global Voices is holding a summit in Cebu, the second-largest city in the Philippines.

Global Voices Summit: “Our Voices, Ourselves”

One of the more remarkable efforts Global Voices is engaged with is Rising Voices, a mentoring and microgranting project that calls attention to stories from marginalized people and groups around the world.

Global Voices Summit: Protecting the Open Internet

Every two years, Global Voices comes together for a community meeting. Over a hundred of our authors, translators, editors and management have been meeting this week in Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines.

Announcing the release of Ushahidi v3.0.0.0-beta.13!

v3.0.0.0-beta.13 is out!
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Spin it up on our demo site, please keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we are getting really close.
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Interview: Lessons from Korea's 'Big Contest' - a Big Data Innovation Challenge

Author: 
Marita Kurniasari
In August 2014, the
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