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Bridging the Digital Divide: Mobile and Social Media

Trevor Lakey

Valuable round up of initiatives that are using mobile and social media to create opportunities for expression, engagement and empowerment. So many innovative ways to address the barriers thrown up by poverty, literacy, technology - such as Citizen Voice in Bangladesh or CGNet-Swara in India, that can accept input by voice call or text, mapping platforms for crowdsourcing information like Ushahidi.

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