‘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 …

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 …