Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

  • Digital Human Rights work in Uganda

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    We are excited to announce that the think and do tank betterplace lab and future challenges are launching a three-year project in digital human rights work in Uganda funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Development and Corporation) with support of the GIZ. Respect for human rights is a fundamental […]

  • Entertainment Rises Rural Tanzania’s Solar Energy Demand

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    Tanzanians in rural areas that are undeserved by hydroelectricity are rising the demand for solar energy in order to meet their entertainment needs. A recent study by Solaris Offgrid reveals that households in rural areas of northern Tanzania who want to own or have access to entertainment appliances such as […]

  • Eviction, Harassment and a Life in Limbo: Halima’s Story

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      Forced to relocate miles from her children’s kindergarten, Halima Farah, an intelligent, resilient and resourceful woman, has been working to find a solution for her family. But she faces a lack of support from those entrusted with her welfare, violence and intimidation from building management, and bureaucratic delays at […]

  • Fake News: How to Separate Facts from Fiction

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    Hoaxes, fake videos and image manipulations are nightmares for every journalist. Since citizen media – so called eyewitness videos or photos, floats the social media sphere, you cannot simply trust what you see. Here’s how to keep a cool head when filtering news from noise.   Does anyone remember the […]