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As Ebola Resurges in Guinea, So Do Government Efforts to Quash It

Last month, one year after the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa, I traveled to Guinea.Apart from the routine screening for travelers with high temperatures, there was nothing in the arrival area of the Conakry airport to indicate an Ebola

Publishing and the art of iteration

Eighteen months ago, “The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator” hit the shelves. The product of a combination of donations, crowdfunding, ten inspiring innovators, an editor with too much time on his hands, and an engaged publisher, the book was always something of an experiment.

Reports on mass communications surveillance launched in Mexico, South Africa

MADRID
13 April 2015
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

The latest Global Information Society Watch report is devoted to the analysis

Workshop on ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

(New York, USA) On 8 May, 2015 Global Pulse will host a workshop on Privacy & Security in technology-enabled development projects and programmes, as part of a series of events related to the Principles for Digital Developm

The benefits of e-Visas, and how to overcome implementation challenges

The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) has emerged as one of the most innovative services implemented in the area of freedom of movement and people-to-people contacts.

India's small satellite mission: time for the next leap forward

India has always given importance to the development of space technology for peaceful purposes. The Indian space programme is one of the biggest national space programmes in the world, which has transitioned from its purely research orientation in the 1960s to a commercial orientation in the 1990s.

WHRDIC urges Chinese authorities to release five young feminists

10 April 2015
(WHRDIC for APCNews)

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) calls on Wang Xiaohong, the Director of the Beiji

Beyond Belief: Health Care as a Weapon

This week I took an online course offered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about health care responsibilities in time

Ushahidi V3 User Experience Testing

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last v3 beta release, but there’s a whole lot of work that’s been happening in the background.
The V3 team has been working around the clock to ensure that we’re not only building a world class product, but a product that is user centered. The design and functionality need to be able to meet our users’ expectations.

EMPOWER: Malaysia's Sedition Act amendments a betrayal of democratic process

KUALA LUMPUR
10 April 2015
(Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER))

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged and disappointed by the manner in which amendments to the Sedition Act 1948 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act were rushed through Parliament.

Smart content for smart people: best practices of Sri Lankan e-Content and applications of 2014

This book is a review of 49 white papers which were selected through e-Swabhimani 2014, Best e-Content and Application award of Sri Lanka. The main objective of this book is to benchmark the best e-content and applications developed in Sri Lanka in year 2014 and take them to a national and international level.

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