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Open and Responsive Government

A number of journalists have recently been harassed and their equipment confiscated by state authorities and political goons. Safety and protection of journalist is, therefore, now a major concern in Kenya. Between November 2012 and January 2013, the Media Council of Kenya received complaints of about 30 cases of harassment, intimidation and violent attacks of journalists. Other organisations, including the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Kenya (NCHRD-K), Article 19 and

The Global Innovation Competition – keeping the good ideas in

In this post, South to South Lab Manager Declan Ottaro outlines the eligibility check which determined what #GIC2015 ideas made the cut, and the following steps in the competition.

Technology, communications and conflict prevention in Zanzibar

Blog | January 7, 2015 | Steven Leach, Richard Smith, Chas Morrison and Laura Payne

The following is the first of three blogs written by members of the ACTION Support Centre and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, in which they reflect on the early engagements of their research project funded by Making All Voices Count.

Can ICT innovation adequately support conflict prevention?

Blog | January 14, 2015 | Steven Leach, Richard Smith, Chas Morrison and Laura Payne

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The following is the second of three blogs written by members of the ACTION Support Centre and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, in which they reflect on the early engagements of their research project funded by Making All Voices Count.

Using ICTs to support local responses to conflict and violence

Blog | January 21, 2015 | Steven Leach, Richard Smith, Chas Morrison and Laura Payne

The following is the final of three blogs written by members of the ACTION Support Centre and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, in which they reflect on the early engagements of their research project funded by Making All Voices Count.

Communal relations in Zanzibar

Reflections from the Global Voices Media Summit 2015

Blog | January 29, 2015 | Hyshyama Hamin

Last week in the Philippines, at the Global Voices Media Summit 2015, bloggers, activists, journalists, and actors from civil society, international organisations and government came together to explore connections between the open Internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements.

Can chaos and collision lead to co-creation of innovative ideas?

Blog | February 9, 2015 | Chris Underwood

Making All Voices Count is a programme that focuses global attention on innovative solutions and uses of technology that amplify the voices of citizens and enable more effective, accountable government response.

Over the past year, we have tested different ways to find, develop and support these solutions, as well as continually improving how we adapt to the context of each of our focus countries and bring key stakeholders to the table.

Making women’s issues not women-only issues in Kenya

Making All Voices Count Programme Officers Mendi Njonjo and Crystal Simeoni reflect on their experience hosting debates on support for female politicians and the inclusion of women’s issues in the political sphere in Kwale, Kenya.

Supporting land rights for South Africa’s farm workers

Blog | April 2, 2015 | Precious Greehy

Earlier this month, Programme Officer Precious Greeley and her team travelled to Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape of South Africa to talk with farm workers about their participation in South Africa’s Land Reform Process.

Below, Precious reflects on the stories they heard and the ongoing struggle to secure the rights of local communities.

Five things we learned at the Global Innovation Competition 2015

Blog | May 4, 2015 | Narayan Adhikari and Fayyaz Yaseen

Last month, Narayan Adhikari and Fayyaz Yaseen from Accountability Lab took part in the finals of the Global Innovation Competition (GIC) 2015. In this blog, they reflect on the GIC process, the people they met, and the lessons learned.

Narayan Adhikari and Fayyaz Yaseen from Accountability Lab

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