How do you make a real impact with communication for social and behaviour change?

I personally find communication for social and behaviour change really interesting and challenging. As I wrote in one of my previous blog posts, it’s really fascinating how with the use of words and visuals you can actually influence people’s behaviour. It’s a rather complex process which involves development of theory…

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Visually we’ve got a long way to go

By Conor Ashleigh When it comes to visual communication there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. In this blog I will explore how in contemporary photojournalism and documentary filmmaking there is still a significant amount of imagery that reinforces traditional power relationships and exotifies those…

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The curious case of blogging about development

Let’s talk about development. No, let’s talk about blogging instead. Hmmm, let’s talk about the development of blogs. That doesn’t make sense. What about blogging about development then? Yeah, yeah, that’s it. “Look at that fancy hipster blog, tsk tsk tsk..” said the Formal Publication to Official Communication   When…

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A look at contemporary ICT4D literature #3

A contemporary look at ICT4D literature. Not a critical view of Communication for Development, but rather a presentational one. Chapters by Jill Walker Rettberg (2013). Articles by Julie Ferguson, Maura Soekijad, Marleen Huysman, and Emmanuelle Vaast (2013), and Tobias Denskus and Andrea S. Papan (2013).   Blogging (a short presentation…

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Meanwhile on Twitter.. #3

Here are some key posts from our Twitter feed the past couple days, or else, meanwhile on twitter:   This week streetfootballworld and CommonGoal welcomed the 5th #CommonGoal contributor, the Italian male footballer Giorgio Chiellini: Thrilled to welcome the 5th team member of @CommonGoalOrg to join @juanmata8, @matshummels, @mPinoe and @alexmorgan13: Benvenuto @chiellini!…

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A look at contemporary ICT4D literature #2

A contemporary look at ICT4D literature. Not a critical view of Communication for Development, but rather a presentational one. Articles by Graham Meikle (2016), Chao Guo and Gregory D. Saxton (2013), and Meeyoung Cha, Hamed Haddadi, Fabricio Benevenuto and Krishna P. Gummadi (2010)   Social Media: Communication Sharing and Visibility…

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Is Youtube a space for democratizing ICT4D?

Social media is a key emerging space where communication for development is reaching large and new audiences. Trying to define social media is no easy task and naturally it’s heavily contested. Christian Fuches (2014) offers a rather concise description “sharing, collaboration, and opportunities for users to both create their own…

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ICT4D – deepening gap or making huge step to the future?

It won’t probably surprise anyone that development organizations use information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their activities. But there are heated debates among Communication for Development (ComDev) theorists and practitioners of whether ICTs are actually enhancing development initiatives or deepening the gap between developed and developing countries, thus limiting participation…

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