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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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Happy New Year 2019

We wish you all a wonderful year 2019 and look forward to a lot of fun and fruitful collaborations.

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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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#PeaceJam18 online for UN World Peace Day

Download the PDF Version of this press release. Juba September 15, 2018 – #defyhatenow is proud to coordinate the international social media #PeaceJam18 for UN World #PeaceDay on September 21st 2018 with the theme: Peace for all. We aim to connect South Sudanese and peace jammers around the world on UN World #PeaceDay to increase…

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Elvis Chi Nwosu on #ASKotec

Humans of South Sudan aims to promote and bring awareness by showing ordinary people and places. Their main goal is: Realizing The Advantages of Diversity. African Cultural Awareness in Norway in partnership with YWCA South Sudan >> migrasjon.com     “The #ASKotec skill training initiative has been a much needed resilience and peacebuilding tool for the youths of  South Sudan after the new conflict. It…

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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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#defyhatenow Field Guide

#defyhatenow Field Guide Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide [Version 1.0 May 2018] The #defyhatenow Field Guide offers tools and strategies to be used by community-based organisations & online campaigns for peacebuilding in South Sudan and around the world. #defyhatenow aims to raise awareness of and develop means for countering social media based hate speech, conflict rhetoric…

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Online and offline polarization

The impact of social media on peace, and how to turn the tide   This article was originally published on frient-peacebuilding-forum.de/../frient-peace-building-forum-2018/…   Overview The worldwide spread of social media both opens new horizons and poses new challenges to peacebuilders. Social media platforms contribute to freedom of speech. Even so, the filter bubbles they create can also…

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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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