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International Women’s Day Feminist Café: SHE RHYMES!

Reported by Susanne Bellinghausen To everybody who joined us on March 8, at our International Women’s Day Open Culture Feminist Café special program, ‘SHE RHYMES!’, we want to thank you for a wonderful, inspiring and very personal afternoon. Starting off with the personal and moving spoken words by Eilis Frawley, drummer and founder of the…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

we wish you all a very happy new year 2020 and want to thank our team, partners, supporters and funders for making 2019 such a successful year.

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Workshop: Migrant Media Network (Ghana)

4-day Workshop on Social Media Sensitization and Migration in Berlin WHEN: July 17-18 and 22-23, 2019 WHERE: r0g_agency for Open Culture and Critical Transformation, Knobelsdorffstraße 22, 14059 Berlin CONTACT: Thomas Gitonga Kalunge, thomas@openculture.agency, +491772426390 Aim: Training Ghanaian diaspora in Germany to become trainers on social media sensitization in the areas of regular and irregular migration. …

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open:fora showcases how open source can foster peacebuilding and sustainable development

open:fora was conceived by r0g_agency & OSEG both as an artistic action and as an open street meet welcoming the whole neighborhood. The event was funded by Guerrilla Foundation, a Berlin based organization that supports activists and grassroots movements in Europe. The organizers sought with this event to open the doors to grassroots change actors in Berlin and across all continents.

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End-of-Year event 2018 #HateFreeSouthSudan

Juba, 27th November 2018 – We cordially invite you to attend the #defyhatenow end-of-your-events in Juba and various locations in Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Egypt to celebrate the achievements made in social media hate speech mitigation since 2014. [Download the official press release End-of-Year Event 2018]   Over the past four years #defyhatenow and its partners has…

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Peacebuilding through social media literacy in South Sudan

How can social media literacy accelerate peacebuilding efforts in post-conflict regions like South Sudan? Discuss with us on Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 from 5pm. Presentations start at 6pm.   Two of our colleagues from the #defyhatenow project, nominated as Peace Ambassadors to attend the One Young World Summit in The Hague will be joining us in Berlin.…

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Wikipedia Peace Sprints

Wikipedia Peace Sprints Open Knowledge literacy training A ‘Wikipedia sprint’ or ‘wikisprint’ format introduces participants to the many resources that comprise Wikipedia, the world’s largest collaborative knowledge base. Running the sprint as a literacy and internet training project addresses a number of key skills including researching, writing, editing – and doing this together as team…

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Between hate and hope

Lessons from Kenya on hate speech and political manipulation originally published at furtherfield.org/review-of-the-hate-news-conference The conference began with Jo Havemann presenting #DefyHateNow, a campaign by r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation, a community peace-building initiative aimed at combating online hate speech and mitigating incitement to offline violence in South Sudan. More than ten years ago the…

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#defyhatenow at the Social Media Conference in Kampala, Uganda

The UGANDA SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 2018 had its focus on: DEMOCRACY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL (DIS) INFORMATION CONFERENCE BACKGROUND The Uganda Social Media Conference is an annual programme organized by the Uganda country office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) which aims to bring together key stakeholders from government, civil society, academia and…

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Join the HATE NEWS conference in Berlin

As part of the Misinformation Ecosystems Conference Series 2018 and in partnership with r0g_agency a.o. Disruption Network Lab presents: HATE NEWS Manipulators, Trolls and Influencers   Investigating online opinion manipulation, strategic hate speech and misinformation – and their impact on civil rights. What is the relation between deliberate spread of hate online and political manipulation? This event looks…

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