‘Like minded’: the effect of echo chambers in development communications

“Echo chamber” must be one of hottest expressions right now. Even a superficial look into recent studies around it identifies some serious concerns for development communicators. The echo chamber is having a real impact on democracy, social change and all the goal development communications work towards. In the meantime, we …

Building impactful C4D campaigns: An interview with IOM X’s former C4D officer

Emily Cholette led IOM X’s communication for development (C4D) work in Bangkok, Thailand as the C4D officer from 2014-2017. IOM X is the International Organization for Migration’s innovative campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking. I caught up with Emily, who has since …

Links We Love: 12 October

Every Friday the Quartet chooses from media we’ve consumed this week. Alex Facilitation Tools for Meetings and Workshops I’m in awe of good meeting facilitators. They are like magicians and can transform your experience of an event. I’m convinced that a good facilitator is half nature half nurture and I’ve recently …

Making Digital Rights a Priority for INGOs – in Palestine and Beyond

In my last post, I outlined several alarming developments that contribute to shrinking cyberspace for Palestinians: Increasing persecution by Palestinian and Israeli authorities for online content New legislation such as the “Cybercrime Law” by the Palestinian Authority Tech companies’ facilitation of censorship, surveillance and one-sided narratives Lack of sovereignty over …