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March 22, 2017

Guide to Reporting Civic Space: Media Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to inform the media about the importance of civic space, and how the media can play a more effective role in protecting it.  It defines what civic space is, the threats...

March 17, 2017

Boda Boda Talk Talk Learning Collection

This three-part learning module on Boda Boda Talk Talk (BBTT) describes the hyperlocal humanitarian information service currently operational in four United Nations Protection of Civilians Sites (...

March 14, 2017

Prospects of Multilevel Communication by Children and Young People in Africa: A Case Study of the South African Children's Parliament

“Child rights advocates are optimistic of its transformative role in enhancing the voice of young people and instituting an empowering narrative for social change. However, it is constrained by...

March 1, 2017

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths' Propensity Towards Violence

“As with most violent extremist groups, Al Shabaab feeds on the frustrations and grievances of youth that feel excluded from society and opportunities for upward mobility. With this in mind, it is...

March 1, 2017

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths' Propensity Towards Violence

“As with most violent extremist groups, Al Shabaab feeds on the frustrations and grievances of youth that feel excluded from society and opportunities for upward mobility. With this in mind, it is...

February 8, 2017

A Red Cross Red Crescent Guide to Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) and Toolkit

"CEA supports those involved in programmes and operations to adopt innovative approaches to better understand and engage with people and communities and help them address unhealthy and unsafe...

February 6, 2017

Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa

The Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa Volume 1 and 2 contains a comprehensive overview of applicable media laws governing the print, online, and broadcast media in six Eastern African countries...

January 11, 2017

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes

"Media landscapes in countries undergoing transition often change radically and just as often there is no solid knowledge about these changes. This means that the different stakeholders in the media...

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November 15, 2016

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