Links We Love: 3 November

Every Friday the Quartet chooses from media we’ve consumed this week. Maia On Instagram, 11,696 Examples of How Hate Thrives on Social Media Evidence continues to arise inciting the unruly nature of social media’s ability to fuel hate speech around the world. Can social media giants get a handle on …

Links We Love: 26 October

Every Friday the Quartet chooses from media we’ve consumed this week. Iuna Radi-Aid has a new Research Project Ever wondered what the people on our aid posters would say if they would be able to speak? Well, now you will find out because the amazing Radi-Aid is back with a …

ICT not 4D

Information communication technology (ICT) is increasingly used by development agencies and governments to help achieve development goals. Countless examples show the potential power ICTs have to improve the livelihoods of people and protect our planet. But there are also dark sides of ICT—sometimes intentional, other times not—that warrant a cautious, …

‘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 …

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 …