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Our Book on the Strategic Use of New Media is Out!

Our Book on the Strategic Use of New Media is Out!

Sawtna is pleased to announce the publication of its Guidebook for the Strategic Use of New Media for Peaceful Social Change, authored by Dalia Haj-Omar. […]

Using Phones and Mobile Devices Securely

Using Phones and Mobile Devices Securely

[Image credits: dreams time] This blog post will introduce the concept of end-to-end encryption and will discuss adding an additional level of security to passwords through […]

Interview: The Sudanese Civil Society and its Digital Security Challenges

Interview: The Sudanese Civil Society and its Digital Security Challenges

[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 […]

Why Digital Security Matters: Global Trends and the Decline of Net Freedoms

Why Digital Security Matters: Global Trends and the Decline of Net Freedoms

[Image Source: dreams time] The shadow of Edward Snowden’s revelations It’s not a contested matter any more. Today we are living through the lowest point […]

How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

[Above image is curtesy of Getty images] Most crowdfunding platforms have tips on their websites to help you setup your campaign. However, as mentioned before, […]


Choosing a Crowdfunding Platform

Posted: November 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Indiegogo vs Kickstarter Indiegogo and Kickstarter are the most popular online crowdfunding platforms, and although at first glance they may look similar there are fundamental […]

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Crowdfunding for Countries Under U.S. Sanctions

Posted: November 19, 2014 at 10:17 am

It’s important to do your research before embarking on an online crowdfunding campaign. Most crowdfunding platforms have a support desk where you can send questions […]

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Trends in Crowdfunding and the Rise of Civic Crowdfunding

Posted: November 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm

The increased specialization of crowdfunding platforms is one obvious trend that has emerged in recent years. An example includes platforms that arededicated to supporting the […]

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An Introduction to Crowdfunding

Posted: November 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm   /   Crowdfunding, Crowdfunding, Crowdfunding, Crowdfunding

The decentralized nature of the internet and the rise of social media have revolutionized and democratized the way citizens around the world are fundraising. These […]

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Top Crisis Mapping Challenges and Selected Solutions

Posted: September 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm

To wrap-up our series of blogs on crisis mapping, we’re selecting the top five challenges that face crisismappers globally and presenting some tried and tested solutions […]

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Interview with Fareed Zain: Sudan Vote Monitor

Posted: September 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm   /   Crisismapping, Crisismapping, Crisismapping, Crisismapping, Crisismapping, Crisismapping, Interviews, Interviews, Interviews

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 […]

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Other Mapping Platforms and What They Offer

Posted: September 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Since Ushahidi was first set up in 2007, the sector of geomapping and crisis mapping has witnessed phenomenal expansion as well as the creation of […]

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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 […]

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Crisismapping: A Basic Introduction (Part II)

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

In the first blog post of this series we introduced the concept of crowdsourcing and shared some of its practical uses. Here  we will continue our discussion with […]

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Expert Interview: Uses and Challenges of Crisismapping in Sudan

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm   /   Featured, Featured, Featured, Featured, Featured

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 […]

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