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July 23, 2018

ARISE - THE REFUGEE CRISIS - A WOMENS RIGHT ISSUE

Refugees have been spilling out of the countries into neighbouring ones and others farther afield for quite a while now. The reason: civil war in South Sudan and a relentless and egregious persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar. more…

July 18, 2018

Not all glittering online followers are gold

What if that glamorous social media influencer with 30 million followers on twitter and 10 million likes and retweets on all their posts, the one whose pictures are always trending (never mind that they look quite ordinary), what if that person and more than half of their followers were in fact fake, fabricated, ghosts? more…

July 17, 2018

A hands-on training on conflict sensitive journalism in and around Arua

Last week, Irene Dawa explored together with the Cross Border Network (CBN) and 20 participants from the West Nile Region the techniques and tricks of conflict sensitive journalism. more…

July 17, 2018

Unpacking online hate speech at the KAS Social Media Conference

The fourth Uganda Social Media Conference by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung presented an opportunity for the community initiative #defyhatenow to shed light on the growing internet problem of hate speech and to present solutions on how to mitigate it. more…

July 16, 2018

Fanning the digital bonfire debate on online-offline political engagements

Unlike the classic, wodden bonfire in an African home, there was a digital bonfire at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) social media conference around the discussion on the topic; More than Slacktivism: Translating Online Activism To Constructive Political Engagement. more…

July 9, 2018

Young & Emerging Leaders Project Fellowship – Seminar II

The second YELP seminar aimed to bring the fellows closer together, to give them new inspirations for their career journey and to foster their personal advancement. more…

July 9, 2018

Youth4Policy - 2nd Policy Development Seminar

The 2nd Policy Development Seminar of the 2018 Youth4Policy (Y4P) fellow class focused on how to write a good policy brief. Throughout the day, the participants further developed their preliminary policy research ideas, exchanged them and improved their writing skills. more…

July 5, 2018

Debate around disinformation and democracy

Is Disinformation Threatening Democracy? That is the topic of the final debate from the Social Media Conference which highlights the risks posed by disinformation and social media manipulation and how this negatively affects democracy. more…

July 4, 2018

UPS AND DOWNS OF TAKING FEMINISM ONLINE

Edna Ninsiima’s address at the 2018 #UgandaSocialMedia Conference: We can say that feminists have cleaned the timeline. This achievement I largely credit to the nature of digital spaces. more…

July 4, 2018

Lightning Talks that stroke the #UgandaSocialMedia Conference

At the Lightning Talks, eight of the speakers had just eight minutes each to talk about a subject of interest. more…