r0g_agency news & updates


May 24, 2024

Hallo Berlin! Join us for a “roda de conversa” (a round-table-like format) where we’ll explore methods for decolonising city-making through cooperation, care, and trust-building. Let’s discuss actionable strategies for advancing…

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Support girls in Ghana end stigma around periods

May 24, 2024

SUPPORT THE BOOK PRINT OF ‘No More Suffering In Silence,” which aims to educate and uplift girls in Ghana through menstrual health education.

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May 6, 2024

r0g_agency welcomes two special guests, both award winning activist peacebuilders fighting disinformation, youth extremism and online incitement to violence in Cameroon’s conflict-ridden North West Region. Bamenda,

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Jemen: Vom arabischen Frühling zum internationalen Stellvertreterkrieg

April 22, 2024

Die Runde wird von Jonas Ecke moderiert, ein promovierten Anthropologen, der im Jahr 2022 im Jemen im Bereich der humanitären Hilfe tätig war

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WORKSHOP: #blacklivesmatter!

March 6, 2024

Als Teil der Aktionswochen gegen Rassimus Charlottenburg – Wilmersdorf, die vom 15.März bis 15.April stattfinden, veranstalten wir einen Workshop zum Thema Anti-Schwarzer Rassismus. Jeder ist herzlich willkommen.

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DIASPORA DIALOGUES: Cameroon youth at the crossroads of crisis, roles and perspectives of Cameroonian Diaspora youth.

February 20, 2024

We shall specially consider the special role of Cameroon based outside Cameroon; their perspectives on transforming the conflict in Cameroon and the particular roles young people play.

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Dissertation result presentation: Merga Yonas “Digital Public Sphere – Perspectives of the African Diaspora”.

January 18, 2024

We are excited to host Merga Yonas at the r0g_office in Berlin as he discusses his PhD dissertation publication in an event titled “Digital Public Sphere – Perspectives of African…

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r0g_10 personal stories

September 14, 2023

Celebrating #r0g_10, A decade of impact through the eyes of our community. Follow this link to read more personal stories.

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It’s time to celebrate! r0g_agency is turning 10 years old!

September 13, 2023

Come and join us on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 and join us in celebrating a decade of collaboration with local organizations, achieving incredible milestones, and fostering positive change in communities around the globe.

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Cameroon Diaspora Dialogues Panel Discussion

September 6, 2023

In recognition of International Day of Peace, we are hosting our first #defyhatenow diaspora online dialogue discussion on September 23rd, 2023.

The topic will be the role of the diaspora in the violent conflict in Cameroon that began in 2016.

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Women Game-Changers in the Digital Arts Shifted Paradigms between East and West

September 4, 2023

As part of our r0g_10 year anniversary celebration, the r0g_agency will be hosting the next open culture feminist café (#OCFC) on Friday, September 18th at 6pm at the r0g_agency open space in Berlin Charlottenburg.

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Feminist Resistance Beyond Borders for Freedom, Peace and Justice

June 2, 2023

Join us for an important and timely conversation with feminists and activists from diverse regional contexts, centering on the leadership of women in the everyday practice of peace processes and peacebuilding while dismantling systems of patriarchy, Imperialism, militarization, colonialism and neoliberalism.

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JamNOrassismus; A jamming session against Racism!

April 4, 2023

The Action weeks against racism “Aktionswochengegenrassismus” in the Charlottenburg- Wilmersdorf district of Berlin kicked off on the 20th of March and ran until the 2nd of April, 2023. Various organizations in the neighbourhood planned a series of programs to start conversations against racism.

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r0g_newsletter: spring 2023

March 30, 2023

For our first newsletter of 2023, we have written about two topics that have been of interest to us in the past months.

Enjoy reading – and as always, do reach out with any questions, comments, or collaborations.

And be sure to follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and news. Links to our various platforms can be found below.
We hope you enjoy reading it.  As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

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#MMN- Migrant Media Network Toolkit featured on YENNA_IOM

February 1, 2023

written by Olumide Olufemi YENNA is the International Organization for Migration’s online learning platform on community engagement for the promotion of safe migration. It is designed to help experts in…

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IOM_ Germany Q&A with two team members of the Migrant Media Network

January 26, 2023

#MMN – Migrant Media Network featured by IOM – Germany written by Olumide Olufemi Yahya Moro Yapha, a Gambian Diaspora Mentor of #MMN who has had first-hand experience with irregular migration…

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2023 #beproactive

January 1, 2023

We chose ‚pro-active‘ as our motto diving into 2023 – a call to us at home and to all our teams, colleagues and partners wherever they may be to take the lead in strengthening their communities, to think out of the box, to act on and create new initiatives.

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The #237footBERLIN calendar 2023

December 8, 2022

Featuring Cameroonian diaspora football clubs based in Berlin in an effort to identify and support the voices in these clubs that can help support peacebuilding efforts in Cameroon.

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Launch of the #237footBERLIN Calendar 2023 An initiative of #defyhatenow / Lancement du calendrier #237footBERLIN 2023 Une initiative de #defyhatenow

December 7, 2022

Time: Friday, December 16th, 6pm – 8pmLocation: r0g_agency  OPEN CULTURE SPACE Knobelsdorffstr. 22 14059 Berlin Title: Football, Peacebuilding, and Human Rights An evening of discussion and reflection & Launch of…

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No Roses From My Mouth, Featuring Stella Nyanzi – Open Culture Feminist Café Event.

December 1, 2022

This Open Culture Feminist Café event will highlight Stella’s work and we will learn more about her continued resistance while in exile. She will also read a selection of poems from her books, as writing poems is an integral part of her fight against oppression and her way of inspiring a revolution.
Date: Friday, December 9th, 2022

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Was macht eigentlich “Open Culture” ? r0g_agency wurde in der Berliner Lokalzeitung, dem Kiezblatt, vorgestellt.

November 29, 2022

r0g_agency was featured in Berlin’s local newspaper, the Kiezblatt. The KiezBlatt is the neighborhood newspaper for Klausenerplatz in Berlin. It is published by the Kiezbündnis and appears four times a…

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r0g_newsletter: fall 2022

November 14, 2022

With fall having arrived here in Berlin, we wanted to slow down for a moment to look back over the past few months and provide you with some updates about our projects.
We hope you enjoy reading it.  As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

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Shifting Power: Towards Decolonial Feminist Foreign Policy – Open Culture Feminist Café Event.

November 7, 2022

Join us for an important conversation with experts and advocates from diverse regional contexts in order to exchange ideas on establishing decolonial feminist foreign policies that could lead to a global shift in power.
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022

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Crushing the Hate Curve – How peace technologies counter violent extremism online.

October 27, 2022

Time: Monday, November 7th, 6pm – 8pmLocation: r0g_agency  OPEN CULTURE office Knobelsdorffstr. 22 14059 Berlin r0g_agency’s #defyhatenow initiative to counter social media hate speech and online incitement to violence was…

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#ONEdefyhatenow Nairobi trip

October 24, 2022

In May 2022, #defyhatenow lead team members from Berlin, South Sudan, Cameroon and Kenya met in Nairobi for the first time since the project was initiated to create an amalgamated…

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Repair – Reuse – Upcycle … the essence of the ‘right to repair’! Mathew Lubari

September 28, 2022

Time: Monday, October 3rd, 2022, 6pm Location: r0g_agency office Knobelsdorffstr. 22 14059 Berlin Community Creativity For Development (CC4D) was founded in August 2019 by a group of three South Sudanese refugees…

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Jon Stever: Hacking Public Policy

September 28, 2022

Time: Friday, September 30th, 2022, 6pm Location: r0g_agency office Knobelsdorffstr. 22 14059 Berlin How can a global citizen’s assembly impact democracy? Jon Stever will introduce several tools and methods of governance…

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Part 3: Talk about Success

September 26, 2022

The enthusiastic participation of Youth in GoGirls season 2022- Image: Aleon Visuals In our previous posts about GoGirlsICT, we talked about the value of education and involving women in science.…

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Part 2: GoGirlsICT Centering the Community

September 13, 2022

In an earlier post, we talked with Yine Yenki, co-founder and Mentorship Director at GoGirls ICT, an #ASKnet hub, in South Sudan, about gender and the importance of education for…

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The Art of Cultural Resistance OFF-Biennale Budapest @ the r0g_agency

August 30, 2022

IMAGE: A re-staging of Endre Tót’s Gladness Demonstrations of the 1970s, October 8, 2017, OFF-Biennale Budapest. Photo by Zsolt Balázs. What? An evening discussing art, curation, and politics with OFF-Biennale…

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Part 1: Gender Relations as Part of #ASKnet Hub Work

August 29, 2022

GoGirls ICT talked to r0g’s summer intern, Lisa, about the organization. And here’s what they talked about: Gender identity is an essential aspect of everyday life all across the world,…

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International Youth Day – #ASKnet and Local Expert Action Directory (LEAD)

August 12, 2022

Today marks International Youth Day, which celebrates the diverse characteristics of young people while acknowledging the challenges they face, including limited access to education, unemployment, conflict, and limited opportunities to…

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July 22, 2022

It is with great sadness and shock that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Benedictus Agbelom, after a car accident in Ghana. Benedictus helped craft our…

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On Women’s Inclusion in Repair Culture 

July 18, 2022

An #ASKnet workshop initiative in Rhino Camp refugee settlement, Uganda In places like the Rhino Camp refugee settlement, there never seems to be a shortage of those willing and able…

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Evening of r0g_agency at v2_lab in Rotterdam

May 25, 2022

The Netherlands-based organization v2, an interdisciplinary center for art and technology, invited the r0g_agency to come and present their work during an event called A Night of r0g. And so…

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r0g_newsletter: spring 2022

May 4, 2022

Dear friends, Spring has arrived and with it, more unexpected turbulence. While we have been busy with our projects countering online incitement to violence in Cameroon and supporting young innovators in…

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March 8, 2022

With the International Women’s Day, being on 8 March 2022,  we talked to some of our partners on how their advocacy work for gender equality today builds a sustainable tomorrow…

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February 15, 2022

#MMN Meetup: How can the Ghanaian fashion industry become a resource for sustainable alternatives to migration? Talk and exhibits by Nuel Bans (founder & editor-in-chief of Debonair Afrik, a Ghanaian-based…

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Democracy Next Level – #DNL

January 8, 2022

neighbourhood participation – Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf a project by the student-run group City Next Levelfunded by Partnerschaft für Demokratie Charlottenburg – Wilmersdorf Interactive displays in public spaces are nothing new, yet they…

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r0g_newsletter: January 2022

January 6, 2022

Dear friends and supporters, As we start this new year, we at the r0g_agency would like to send out a sincere THANK YOU to our teams and colleagues, friends, funders, and all…

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Happy New Year 2022

January 1, 2022

Happy New Year to our partners, supporters, friends, and colleagues! Let’s toast to what we achieved together in 2021 and the projects we will tackle in 2022! Here’s to expanding…

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#MMN meetup: Women and Migration

November 9, 2021

The Migrant Media Network is hosting a meetup on the 24. November 2021 from 18-20hrs, CET that focuses on the experiences of African diaspora communities in Germany.  This meetup will…

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October 7, 2021

By Lamin Sanneh – #MMN Local Coordinator The Gambia – West Coast Region According to a joint report by the government of the Gambia and the International Organization for Migration,…

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r0g_agency new logo!

September 17, 2021

The r0g_agency has a new logo! A bit of background from Heike, our designer, on the redesign process:“Eight years ago, back when the r0g_agency was mostly an idea, fueled by…

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#peacejam2021 Live Schedule

September 15, 2021

Pre Registration link https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctd-yurjgqG9RYMF6GgToGpsQoDJECJ2Vb Thematic moderated discussions Recovering after displacement – A chat with refugees and IDPs on their role in conflict transformation Host – Marina Modi, #defyhatenow South Sudan…

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UN International Day of Peace, #defyhatenow Social Media #PeaceJam2021

September 15, 2021

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. At #defyhatenow we join the International Day of Peace commemoration by having  #peacejam activities and discussions that call for…

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The r0g_ agency is looking for an experienced, passionate, and creative Social Media Coordinator, for a part-time (20 hours/week) freelance position

September 2, 2021

You will be responsible for creating and collating original text and video content, managing posts, and responding to followers. You will help curate and cultivate our organization’s online image and projects in a dynamic, cohesive way in order to achieve strategic goals, including increasing engagement, followers, and social impact.

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August 15, 2021

Photo Courtesy : Lovette The Gambia is both a source and destination country for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Gambian women, girls, and to a…

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Newsletter: Summer 2021

July 2, 2021

Dear friends, As we head into summer,  we’d like to share a few of our highlights and milestones with you. We are also looking for feedback from you, asking you to vote on the…

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Policy Development and Social Media

May 19, 2021

Article by: Kendi Gikunda Public policy can be defined as any government action to address public issues and is essentially a government decision undertaken to pursue a specific goal or…

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Newsletter: Spring 2021

April 26, 2021

Dear friends, Looking back on the first quarter of 2021, we have reached some important milestones, such as the release of a new #MMN Field Guide and wrapping up the latest…

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Who is responsible for regulating hate speech online?

March 10, 2021

By: Fogha Mc Cornilius  Hate Speech is as difficult to define as it is to regulate. There is no international consensus on what is considered hate speech and what isn’t.…

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March 8, 2021

African women are at the forefront of every movement but rarely get the recognition they deserve. On this year’s International Women’s Day, I choose to challenge the world leaders to…

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January 1, 2021

The r0g_team wishes you a very Happy New Year 2021!We want to thank our friends, partners and funders for always supporting our work, even in difficult times. We are very…

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Makers’s mobility: interview with Stephen Kovats from r0g Agency

December 21, 2020

Published 18 December 2020 by la rédaction on Makery – MakersXchange For MakersXchange (MAX), a study on the mobility of makers, Makery and UPTEC Porto are conducting a series of…

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Newsletter: Winter2020

December 18, 2020

Dear friends, This year is coming to a close – and what a year 2020 has been! Yet while the pandemic has had a huge impact on the daily realities…

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December 15, 2020

Hosted by:Thomas Kalunge r0g_agency Migrant Media Network initiative 10.12.202014:00 In this session, we revisited a topic we came across while running the migrant media network project: a discussion about migration,…

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Cameroon Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide Launch

December 1, 2020

On November 10th, 2020 #defyhatenow reached yet another milestone: the launch of the Cameroun Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide. The Field Guide is the second one already produced by #defyhatenow,…

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One Africa 2, By Mac Alunge

November 18, 2020

There is no enemy We own our own our own remedy We make up one body, we are one family Soldiers in the same army ‘Enemy’, a blind invention of…

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Why dictionaries have to go through changes: A short excursion into the philosophy of language

November 17, 2020

Whenever new words are added to the Duden, probably the best-known dictionary in Germany, controversial discussions tend to come up in no time. A short excursion into the philosophy of…

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Hate Speech in Germany

October 22, 2020

The widespread growth of hatred and agitation on the Internet has transformed hate speech from an underestimated phenomenon into a persistent threat to democratic communication cultures in Germany. The largest…

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Migrant Media Network holds training of trainers to discuss verifying migrant messaging

September 1, 2020

Diaspora plays a crucial role in creative ways to share information to potential migrants reported by Nicholas Bruce What is a migrant was one of many topics discussed at the…

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Refugees as Innovators? How #ASKnet is Empowering Young East Africans

April 21, 2020

Reported by Sara Shedden Casanovas The Access To Skills and Knowledge as a Weapon of Peace He wasn’t raised in a wealthy household. His home town has been destroyed twice.…

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COVID19 _#StopCorona

April 3, 2020

Common Measures to Stop the Spread of Corona Virus Wash your hands (20 seconds) with soap and potable water Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth Use a hand sanitizer…

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International Women’s Day Feminist Café: SHE RHYMES!

March 12, 2020

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…

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DOTS The Impact Summit: Entrepreneurs from all over the world gather in Kenya to co-create open source local solutions to global issues

January 7, 2020

Reported by Sara Shedden Casanovas There is something Vicy Wenzelman can do with ease: cross-pollination. She is the co-founder of the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG), a global network of 190…

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Beyond Irregular Migration: #MMN and a Migrant‘s Perspective on How to Find Solutions to Challenges

January 6, 2020

Reported by Sara Shedden Casanovas Desmond Alugnoa understands very well why many young people in Ghana are embarking on a dangerous journey to Europe searching for a better future. A…

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January 2, 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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Keynote Talk by Fortune Agbele – Migrant Media Network Public Presentation

December 20, 2019

The recent case of a Chinese national found dead in a lorry in England or the boat that sank near the Canary Islands, taking with it 60 irregular migrants from…

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Reclaiming Self-Expression – African Feminism in Digital Spaces

December 18, 2019

Reported by Blen Desta  Once again our Open Culture Feminist Café featured the feminist movement in Africa last September, this time in a conversation with Rosebell Kagumire, a pan-African feminist…

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#MMN_Migrant Media Network Public Presentation

December 18, 2019

Reported by Sara Shedden Casanovas Migrant Media Network 2019 ended with a public presentation of the project, at the Haus der Statistik on December 13th. #MMN trainee and political scientist…

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#MMN_Migrant Media Presentation 2019

November 19, 2019

PUBLIC PRESENTATION DECEMBER 13, 2019 11am – 3pm Werkstatt – Haus der Statistik Karl-Marx-Allee 1 10178 Berlin engaging diaspora communities in social media awareness e& open tech innovation to foster…

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open:fora feminist café – the personal is political !

August 30, 2019

reported by Blen Desta In May 2019, as part of our week-long “open: fora” event, we began our feminist café journey to exchange ideas and learn from different grassroots projects,…

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Workshop: Migrant Media Network (Ghana)

July 9, 2019

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…

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

May 25, 2019

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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open:fora – the open culture street meet!

April 23, 2019

Hosted by r0g_agency and OSEGDate: between 04.05 – 09.5.19Venue: openculture_officeKnobelsdorffstr. 2214059 BerlinProgramm: www.open-fora.org Welcome to open:fora weeklong neighbourhood open culture street meet, in Berlin’s deep West. In times of increasing…

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Happy New Year 2019

January 1, 2019

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

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My #ASKotec Experience – by Hellen Kimaru

December 27, 2018

The following post was originally published by team HyracTech at medium.com/@hyractech. I have this belief in skills if we are to make any economic impact and especially for my country where…

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Our christmas wishes for #ASKotec

December 1, 2018

In our end-of-year 2018 sprint throughout December, we present to you 31 items that define #ASKotec. By donating to our crowdfunding campaign you support us in assembling more #ASKotec kits, develop…

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End-of-Year event 2018 #HateFreeSouthSudan

November 27, 2018

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…

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Georgia Nicolau on #ASKotec

November 19, 2018

Georgia Nicolau is the co-founder and co-director at the Procomum Institute. She is an activist and a researcher in the fields of culture, arts, politics and citizen innovation. Between 2013 and…

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Peacebuilding through social media literacy in South Sudan

October 10, 2018

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…

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#ASKotec in Nepal

September 22, 2018

Our friend, colleague and #ASKotec pro Me’rlyk Erderms Aebdyul is now in Nepal prepping for his demo and talk at Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire (#KMMF) on Sunday! Learn all about the event at kathmandu.makerfaire.com Also in the…

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Rob van Krakenburg on #ASKotec

September 19, 2018

Rob van Kranenburg is the founder of the Council – the largest #IoT thinktank. He works as Ecosystem Manager for the EU projects Tagitsmart and Next Generation Internet; chairs AC04 – IoT Hyper-connected Society of the IERC, The…

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#PeaceJam18 online for UN World Peace Day

September 15, 2018

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…

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Obasegun Ayodele on #ASKotec

September 12, 2018

Obasegun Ayodele is the Co-founder and Executive Director at Vilsquare.org. Vilsquare is the first Nigerian research company focused on data science to help businesses invest in the African market. Their…

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Eva Yayi on #ASKotec

September 5, 2018

Eva Yayi is is the Co-founder of GoGirls-ICT Initiative, a Technology Organization that mentors women and girls in South Sudan. Currently, Eva is a Masters Candidate at the Kobe Institute of…

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Anna Lowe on #ASKotec

August 29, 2018

Anna Sera Lowe is a co-founder of Kumasi Hive, the makerspace in Ghana that supports innovators to build businesses out of their ideas; and the MakerNet Alliance of individuals and…

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Elvis Chi Nwosu on #ASKotec

August 11, 2018

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…

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Victoria Wenzelmann on #ASKotec

August 6, 2018

Victoria Wenzelmann is one of the Co-founders and Directors of GIG, the Global Innovation Gathering, and founder of the big blue Labmobile. In 2013, she co-organized AfricaHackTrip, a journey of…

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Andrew Quitmeyer on #ASKotec

August 2, 2018

Meet one of #ASKotec‘s supporters, Andrew Quitmeyer. Andrew studies the intersections between wild animals and computational devices. He’s a professor at the National University of Singapore researching how to blend biological…

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Online and offline polarization

August 2, 2018

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…

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Join us in building 5 more #ASKotec kits with skilled trainers

July 19, 2018

Providing Access to Skills and Knowledge in the form of a multi-functional Open Tech Emergency Case gives rural and urban innovators a new point of entrance for understanding the basics…

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#ASKotec at FabLab Siegen

July 10, 2018

The Come_IN Digital Project Week of the Chair of Business Informatics and New Media at the University of Siegen brought together families, senior citizens, refugees and students for a week-long series of activities, building…

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Between hate and hope

July 3, 2018

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,…

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Launching the Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide

July 2, 2018

Download the PDF Version of this press release Juba, 2nd July 2018 – The community peace building initiative #defyhatenow is launching the Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide comprising…

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#ASKotec at #Tech4Dev2018

June 29, 2018

The 5th International Conference on Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2018) took place from 27-29 June 2018 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Conference in a Nutshell The Tech4Dev Conference is the biennial…

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A peacetech approach to mitigate mass violence in South Sudan

June 28, 2018

This article was originally published on  frient-peacebuilding-forum.de/pbf-voices-blog/…   How can technologies and digital media be strategically used to achieve conflict-resolution and peacebuilding objectives? To answer this question, peacetech is a growing field that…

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#defyhatenow at the Social Media Conference in Kampala, Uganda

June 28, 2018


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Join the HATE NEWS conference in Berlin

June 14, 2018

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…

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South Sudanese colleagues visiting Berlin

May 7, 2018

With a range of exciting events happening these days in Berlin we are very happy to welcome three of our colleagues from South Sudan. The founders of the #Go Girls…

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IoT Day 2018

April 9, 2018

For #IotDay, a group of jHUB pioneers, along with local peers and colleagues came together with other refugees at the Rhino Camp settlement in Northern Uganda to introduce the concepts of…

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Raising awareness on the misuse of Social Media

April 6, 2018

Download the PDF Version of this press release   Juba, 6th April 2018: #ThinkB4UClick (Think Before You Click) is an awareness campaign that aims at pointing out the dangers of misinformation,…

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DEFY – the film

February 26, 2018

Download the PDF version of this press release   Combating hate speech through the Arts Starring Silvano Yokwe, Doker Stephen, Winnie Joseph, Nicole Mariam Produced by SKP South Sudan, Bilpam…

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Mapping Refugee Culture and Innovation Sites in Uganda

January 17, 2018

Since mid-2016 r0g_agency has become increasingly active with its partners on peacebuilding and open tech innovation at a number of South Sudanese refugee settlements in Uganda, primarily in the regions…

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#vienna school

December 18, 2017

Meeting the Other – a communication project between Rhino Camp and HBG Youths

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ThingsCon Nairobi

December 8, 2017

The #ASKotec team participated in ThingsCon Nairobi. An event organised by our friends and colleagues at ThingsCon, who are telessly working “toward a human-centered and responsible Internet of Things“. The…

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#Peace4All Video veröffentlicht

November 29, 2017

The new #Peace4ALL music video from the #PeaceVillage in collaboration with #defyhatenow takes place Tuesday March 28th 2017 at 6pm.   More information at www.defyhatenow.net

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November 29, 2017

#RhinoTalks, brought together different actors and relevant stakeholders from South Sudanese NGOs in Uganda, Journalists and refugee settlements leaders with the aim of sharing / developing of strategies for mitigating…

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#Peace4all video released

November 29, 2017

The new #Peace4ALL music video from the #PeaceVillage in collaboration with #defyhatenow takes place Tuesday March 28th 2017 at 6pm.   More information at www.defyhatenow.net

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Juba Wiki Sprint

November 9, 2017

Wikipedia Peace Sprint Within the #defyhatenow initiative we were training students from the University of Juba on writing and editing information about South Sudan on Wikipedia, the online global encyclopedia…

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Open Hardware Guide published

October 9, 2017

Following up on the 2016 “Let’s Go jHUB” programme, the OPEN HARDWARE GUIDE is an outcome of the Open Tech and Repair Skills workshop which was led by Timm Wille and…

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Constructed and Open Identities in the Fog of War and Peace

August 18, 2017

Socio-Political and Historical Context of Hate-Speech in South Sudan | by Roman Deckert.   The people of South Sudan have been suffering from one of the gravest humanitarian crisis since…

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Wikipedia for Peace Berlin

July 18, 2017

Originally published at meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_for_Peace_Berlin_2017 A peace project in Berlin from July 4th to July 18th 2017! […] We think that Wikipedia needs more and better content on social movements, justice and peace in general.…

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Wau Wikipedia Peace Agents

December 16, 2016

Using Wikipedia to #defyhatenow in Wau, South Sudan. The #defyhatenow team held a Wikipedia peace agents workshop in Wau.   Wau Wikipedia Peace Agents #defyhatenow 15-16th December Wikipedia was searched to…

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ojoVoz Workshop in Berlin

November 8, 2016

#defyhatenow Workshop in Berlin, Germany     For more information on ojoVoz visit https://r0g.zeitpunkt-agentur.org/outcomes/ojovoz/

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Workshop: Using ojoVoz to #defyhatenow in South Sudan

November 8, 2016

#defyhatenow Workshop in Berlin, Germany     For more information on ojoVoz visit https://r0g.zeitpunkt-agentur.org/outcomes/ojovoz/

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#PeaceJam 2016

September 21, 2016

#defyhatenow social media #peacejam r0g_agency are very happy to coordinate the international social media #peacejam for UN World #peaceday, September 21st 2016 Events taking place now with #defyhatenow partners in Juba, Wau…

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#defyhatenow social media #PeaceJam16

September 21, 2016

Peace messages from Juba #peacejam “Peace is our strength” by Abar Algor & “PEACE is NO PoCs” by Soro Wilson. Photo: Hakim George   We are very happy to coordinate…

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September 21, 2016

Peace messages from Juba #peacejam “Peace is our strength” by Abar Algor & “PEACE is NO PoCs” by Soro Wilson. Photo: Hakim George   We are very happy to coordinate…

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Introducing Sauti ya Wakulima to South Sudan

July 4, 2016

Nearly 80% of the South Sudanese population rely on agriculture to maintain their livelihood, mostly rural residents who farm subsistence or cash crops. Half of this population live below the…

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Juba as an Open Source City : Urban Planning as a Tool for Peace Building

April 15, 2016

Author: Regina Díaz Salgado – Masters Governing the Large Metropolis Sciences Po Paris  (April, 2016 Berlin) Currently, in a state of civil unrest, South Sudan’s future remains uncertain and worrisome. South Sudan…

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Tech4Life in Karachi

March 11, 2016

‘Creative Application of Open Source Technology Using Arduino’        

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Wiki Sprint at #PeaceHackCamp

December 2, 2015

The #PeaceHackCamp was held in Juba from 30 November to 2 December 2015 with an amazing line-up of South Sudanese and international peace builders. One of the programme activities during the…

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#PeaceHackCamp 2015

October 6, 2015

Juba, South Sudan – November 30 to December 2, 2015 Bringing together peacebuilders, tech innovators and open culture advocates from across South Sudan and beyond to hack, code, make and…

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#defyhatenow background notes

May 9, 2015

Background research for detailed “DefyHateNow campaign + robust training curriculum summary of different policies, contexts and approaches re:monitoring and combatting hate speech on- and off-line. r0g_agency for open culture and…

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#DoDevDif – Doing Development Differently

January 22, 2015

How could development be done differently to increase opportunities for open innovation and knowledge sharing and strategies to best utilize available tools? On 22 January 2015 r0g_agency for open culture…

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South Sudan #DeepDive: Prof. Leben Nelson Moro

July 17, 2014

Join us for a special evening with our guest Prof. Leben Nelson Moro from the Center for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba, South Sudan. At a time framed…

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June 10, 2014

In the run-up and development towards a first global ‘Summit of Critical Making’ to be held in Yogyakarta Indonesia in 2015, the newly formed Culture Arts Technology Collective CATEC in collaboration with r0g_agency and…

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Warrap Wikipedia Sprint

January 4, 2014

Open Knowledge literacy training   A ‘Wikipedia sprint’ or ‘wikisprint’ for Kuajok, the capital of Warrap Sate, in collaboration with local students and the Kuajok Youth Organisation aims to draft…

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December 12, 2013

    #OSMaLibre_Open_Systems_Proposal from Stephen Kovats

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Report on South Sudan ‘open systems strategies’ research trip November 2013

December 4, 2013

Stephen Kovats and Clemens Lerche (r0g_agency, Berlin) Juba and Kuajok (Warrap State), South Sudan   In Mid-November Stephen Kovats and Clemens Lerche of the Berlin, Germany based r0g_agency for open…

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#OSWARRAP: Open Systems Strategies linking FOSS & Open Knowledge

October 1, 2013

 – to strengthen agriculture in Warrap State, South Sudan   Abstract. In many parts of the world new civil societies emerging from shattering conflict and revolution are facing the challenge…

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Social Media Week Berlin

September 14, 2013

[SMW announcement, originally posted on socialmediaweek.org/Berlin]   #SMWBerlin September 23 to 27, 2013 The biggest free new media and tech conference, taking place simultaneously in 8 cities around the world!…

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The Future of Open Systems Solutions, now

May 6, 2013

UNESCO WSIS+10 review The Future of Open Systems Solutions, Now. Stephen Kovats r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation (Berlin, 06 May, 2013)       Abstract The aim of…

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#MMJuba Documentation

January 17, 2013

Media&Makers: JUBA 2012 Open Knowledge and Sustainable Media Forum 11-13 December 2012 Juba, Republic of South Sudan Media&Makers: JUBA 2012 – Open Knowledge and Sustainable Media Forum brought together policy makers,…

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Open Source in Post-Conflict Development

June 14, 2012

Twitter: #OSJUBA Could the world’s newest capital Juba, also become the world’s first Open Source City? #OSJUBA is a conference and workshop held in Berlin on 21-22 June 2012 that…

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CIRCUM/POLARITY – Art, Culture and Open Technology in the Changing Arctic

March 3, 2012

CIRCUM/POLARITY was a r0g_media event in 2012 in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada, hosted by the Marshall McLuhan Salon in conjunction with the ‘German-Canadian Arctic Science and Research Conference’. The…

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