These days it’s hard to disconnect from digital life, even temporarily. But Mozilla’s Cathleen Berger argues we should give more thought to how we can do that and control the personal data that companies are harvesting.
Today, investigative media face a double challenge: They need to maintain independence while securing financial sustainability. In a new research paper, DW Akademie's authors propose a model to identify areas of action.
Radio Erena, an exile radio supported by Reporters Without Borders, has in the past few years broadcast independent information to Eritrea. But is this radio station actually heard by the people inside the country?
Multi-stakeholder debates are a basic element of national and global policy processes like media reform or Internet regulation. But their success depends on certain factors. Here, media development has a role to play.
DW Akademie‘s new study summarizes the state of the art regarding audience research in media development. It tests innovative methods in three case studies, providing inspiration for research, monitoring, and evaluation.
Investigative journalism around the world is struggling to survive. But in Latin America, some upstart investigative websites are staying viable by keeping their audiences engaged and getting them involved.
A law passed this year by the Palestinian Authority purports to crack down on digital crimes. But its use has already raised worries it will be used to curtail any criticism online, writes Nadim Nashif in a guest post.
From mapping drought crises to averting Internet shutdowns, digital project innovators offer tips to others aiming to develop digital projects of their own.
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You want to know how to verify user generated content or need help handling hate speech? These guidelines set out policies to ensure radio stations use social media productively and avoid pitfalls.
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Meet a lawyer who grew up in a refugee camp after escaping the massacre of Mayan communities by the Guatemalan state. Today he trusts only independent media for information.
Ugandan university student, Fortunate Nagawa, is a consummate media consumer who loves celebrity gossip, music and hard news.
The Internet and the media in Myanmar were once among the most restricted in the world. A young Myanmar gives his opinion of how the now flourishing media landscape could be better.
Find out how a woman who suffered domestic violence in Guatemala uses media to inform herself about her rights and share this information with others, as part of #mediadev's international series on people using media.
Read about the daily routine of a Palestinian widow who spends much of her time listening to radio and watching TV. It's part of our #mediadev series on people consuming media around the world.
Find out how radio helped a blinded stonemason become a farmer and why he loves radio so much, as part of a #mediadev series on how people around the world view and use media.
While TV is the most popular media in Cambodia, Facebook is rapidly catching up. Read about why one Cambodian gets most of her news from Facebook in our latest #mediadev portrait of people around the world using media.
A street newspaper seller in Myanmar gives his personal view of this country's flourishing newspaper scene, as part of a #mediadev series on what people around the world think of media.
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