Part of our work at r0g_agency is to explore the ways in which open source and its realm of related technologies and methodologies can be applied to a broad spectrum of activities. We seek to fuse the power and resources behind open source and open data into means of active knowledge creation and social empowerment, particularly in societal transformation and post-conflict scenarios.



The #MigrantMediaNet Social Media & Migration Field Guide offers an introduction to the contexts of migration, along with information, case studies, personal stories and resources to be used by potential migrants in order to make more informed decisions before embarking on the journey.

r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH Berlin
#MMN Project Concept: Thomas Gitonga Kalunge, Susanne Bellinghausen, Stephen Kovats
Content Development & Facilitators: Johanna Havemann, Sainabou Jallow, Blen Desta, Sara Shedden Casanovas, Jaiksana Soro
Participants And Co-creators: Benedictus Kwame Agbelom, Edward Kwaku Osei, Bismark Agyei Yeboah, Fortune Agbele, Cosmas Kombat Lambini, Desmond Nsobila AlugnoaAssembled & Edited by Jodi Rose
Design / Layout: Adam Ferns / Cara Schwartz

Ghana Edition Prototype October 2019        Print ISBN: 978-3-9819895-8-8              ebook ISBN: 978-33981989595-3-3
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#defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigaton FIELD GUIDE

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.

Version 1.0 May 2018 –  CC-BY-SA 4.0

r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGMBH Berlin and associated authors

Concept: Stephen Kovats & Susanne Bellinghausen; Assembled and edited by Jodi Rose; Design: Adam Ferns; #defyhatenow concept illustrations: Hanna Rounding; Quick-reference poster design: Cara Schwartz; Social media campaign & game design: Nelson Kwaje, Kendi Gikunda & Paul Simiyu; Photographs: Hakim George, Bullen Chol, Jaiksana Amaruda José, Free-Boy the African.

Print ISBN: 9783981989540

ebook ISBN: 9783981989595



New insights about the development of a grassroots media training centre in Juba, South Sudan, 2016.

Published in 2017 by icebauhaus (CC-BY-SA).

Authors: Stephen Kovats, Marina Modi, Timm Wille and project participants; Editorial coordinators: Jodi Rose, Tiemo Ehmke; Layout/ graphic design: Oliver Gretscher Photos by the project partners; Open Hardware Guide design and layout by Adam Ferns; jHUB Network Diagram by John Fass.


Documentation and insights on the initiation of a community-based media training center in South Sudan 2015

Published in 2016 by icebauhaus (CC-BY-SA).

Authors: Stephen Kovats, Lagu Stephen, Rafiq Copeland, Markos Lemma, Clemens Lerche, Jörn Schultz; Editorial coordinators: Jodi Rose, Tiemo Ehmke; Layout/graphic design: Oliver Gretscher; Photos: the project partners, Hakim George, Rafiq Copeland; jHUB Open Learning Guide design and layout by Adam Ferns.

International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Chapter  25: Digital Media Literacy in Conflicts

The Increasing Role of Social Media in South Sudan

Authored by: Anke Fiedler & Stephen Kovats

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138645493
eBook ISBN: 9781315628110
Adobe ISBN: 9781317240068

DOI: 10.4324/9781315628110.ch25

Leonardo – Volume 49 | Issue 3 | June 2016 

#OSJUBA: Open Urbanism in Post-Conflict Transformation (p.291-297)

Authored by


Posted Online May 25, 2016

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