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Interview: The Sudanese Civil Society and its Digital Security Challenges

Posted: June 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm

[Photo curtsey of Abdel-Rahman El-Mahdi] Abdel-Rahman El-Mahdi, is a member of Sudanese civil society and the founder and executive manager of the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA), a non-profit organization specializing in good governance, youth empowerment and the advancement of civil society and media.  Abdel-Rahman talked to us about the challenges the Sudanese civil society faces […]

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Interview: What it Takes to Crowdfund from Inside Sudan

Posted: December 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm

[Above picture is a still image from the OUR SUDAN short film] Sudanese civil society’s creative and artistic efforts are starting to slowly turn to the internet and specifically to crowdfunding to secure financial support for projects. Recently, we have especially seen this in the creation of short films such as OUR SUDAN and Adam […]

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Interview with Fareed Zain: Sudan Vote Monitor

Posted: September 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

The very first time the Sudanese civil society attempted to use crisismapping was during the April 2010 elections and for purposes of observing and monitoring the elections. Through what was then called the “Sudan Vote Monitor”, a Ushahidi-based platform was set up to receive information via SMS text, email and an online form. It’s noteworthy […]

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How Harassmap in Egypt is using Crisismapping to Fight the Sexual Harassment of Women

Posted: August 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Harass Map is an online crowdmapping platform founded in 2010 to address the chronic problem of the sexual harassment of women in Egypt. It is a web-based crowdsourcing platform that collects information from witnesses and victims of sexual harassment, and uses a referral system to support victims; as well as works with community networks on […]

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Expert Interview: Uses and Challenges of Crisismapping in Sudan

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Helena Puig Larrauri is a peacebuilding practitioner, focusing on the intersection of technology, peacebuilding and conflict prevention. She is a freelance consultant, working with non-governmental organizations and United Nations in conflict and post-conflict countries including Sudan, Libya, Cyprus, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan and Iraq. Helena is also a co-founder of the Standby Task Force , an […]

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Interview with Sudanese Cartoonist Khalid Al Baih

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

Khalid Al Baih is best known for his political satire cartoons (dubbed Khartoons), which are one of the freshest and most talented artistic commentaries on Sudanese and Middle Eastern politics; mostly circulated on the internet and social media platforms. Khalid shot to prominence in 2011 at the height of the revolutions in the Arab world often referred to as the “Arab Spring”. His political cartoons resonated with protesters in Tahrir square, predicted the evolution of the protest movement in the region and thoroughly followed the events in the region, including in his native Sudan. To reach a global audience Khalid mainly used social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, tumblr, flicker and instagram.

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Reflecting on Sudan’s Contemporary Blogosphere–with Omnia Shawkat

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 8:23 am

Listen to the full interview here: Omnia Shawkat is a young Sudanese and global citizen. She’s an avid commentator on Sudanese current affairs; and is interested in learning and sharing an intergenerational perspective of Sudanese culture. During 2012 and 2013 Omnia did an on-the-ground exploration of the Sudanese cultural scene that was then complemented by […]

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A Conversation with Sudanese Blogger Amir Ahmad Nasr

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

Listen to the full interview here: Amir Ahmad Nasr is the author of the recently published autobiography: My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind-and Doubt Freed My Soul. He was one of the first Sudanese bloggers to blog in English and the most famous. The book started as a six-year-old journey of anonymous blogging to unearth […]

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