The rise of Citizen Journalism and how Social Media is redefining the role of Media in Kenya
As the focus of this year’s Global Medium Forum shifts to ‘Media and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age’, Africa is not just playing catch up in the Digital revolution, but most Africans have leap frogged into the digital revolution with the mobile phone as the most significant tool that […]
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Support Irrepressible Voices as a Software Developer!
Our NGO Irrepressible Voices – which is running our platform futurechallenges.org and which is working on a new human rights video platform – is searching for a Software Developer! Below you will find more information. Our young team is looking forward to getting to know YOU!
Papua New Guinea: Move over corrupters, here comes the citizens!
In a country like Papua New Guinea (PNG), you don’t expect much from the government. If you do, you will be disappointed. You see, there is a problem when colonisation and Western democracy clash head on with the values and practices of a customary society. The by-product of this collision […]
Gay girl in Damascus: A taboo ignominy feeding to a white fantasy
Biographical blog describing life in Syria amid the current political instability, supposedly written by a struggling gay woman has been revealed to be a hoax. Amina Abdallah Arraf al-Omari a 25-year-old, half-Syrian, half American lesbian living in Damascus documented her life in a blog entitled “Gay Girl in Damascus”, dating back to […]