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Empiricism and the Ukraine Crisis

Who shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine? Given the technology required to strike a commercial airline flying at high altitude, we may know the answer soon enough.
But finding out who did this is only half the struggle.

How Humanity is Winning the Fight Against AIDS

In the fight between humanity and the AIDS virus, humanity is winning.

Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia 08-12 September 2014

TheDepartment of Information and Communication Studiesof theUniversity of Namibia(UNAM) in collaboration with CTA will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on08-12 September, 2014.Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn h

Emerging implications of open and linked data for knowledge sharing in development

Movements towards open data involve the publication of datasets (from metadata on publications, to research, to operational project statistics) online in standard formats and without restrictions on reuse. A number of open datasets are published as linked data, creating a web of connected datasets.

Using social network analysis to evaluate health-related adaptation decision-making in Cambodia

This paper argues that climate change adaptation in the health sector requires decisions across sectors, levels of government, and organisations. The study uses social network research to identify key organisational players engaged in developing health-related adaptation activities in Cambodia.

California Connects Interoperability Exhibition

Event Date: 
July 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Is Raw Data Bad For You? Open Data Obligations to Government

What strings are attached to governments that provide open data to citizens? Alongside the current interest in government open data, questions remain about how government should share data. Specifically, what obligations do government have beyond simple data provision.

Open government is vital, but beware the deep state

Given all that we have learned from the NSA leaks, it is impossible to take seriously anything our leaders say about openness. But we can't forget that we still need government to ensure the common good. Somehow, we have to be for open government and against the deep state at the same time.

Historic report connects our rights and upholds the right to privacy in the digital age

17 July 2014
(APCNews)

APC welcomes the groundbreaking report “The right to privacy in the digital age”, released yesterday by Navi Pillay, the United Nation

End violence: Most significant change story from Kenya

24 July 2014
(International Association of Women in Radio and Television for APCNews)

The APC “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” proj

Moving towards malaria elimination: developing innovative tools for malaria surveillance in Cambodia

In collaboration with the national malaria control programme in Cambodia (CNM), Malaria Consortium developed a diverse set of tools to improve malaria surveillance and to provide the information needed by national and district staff to manage the national malaria programme, respond to malaria outbreaks and individual cases and monitor in real-time the levels of critical malaria supplies at heal

ICTs and climate change mitigation in developing countries

Urgent action is required to reduce green house gas emissions. Developing countries overall are significant emitters, and they must maximise the use of ICTs.The briefing outlines:

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