The purpose of this handbook is to contribute to the development of the new field of mobile phone data collection in developing countries. The handbook documents how this innovative approach to data collection works, its advantages and challenges. The handbook draws primarily from the authors’ first-hand experiences with mobile phone surveys in Africa and also benefits from experiences elsewhere. It is intended to serve a diverse audience including those involved in collecting (representative) data using mobile phones, and those using data collected through this approach. For those who will be implementing a mobile phone panel survey, the different chapters guide them through every stage of the implementation process. For potential users of the data collected via mobile phone technology, the handbook presents a new approach to data collection which they can use for monitoring programs and facilitate almost real time decision-making. A further purpose of this book is to contribute to the debate regarding the advantages of the method as well as the challenges associated with it.
New Media and Communication volume: ‘Peacebuilding and New Media’
Media and Communication is an international open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields. It aims to provide a research forum on the social and cultural relevance of media and communication processes.
Their latest volume [Vol 4, No 1 (2016)] has a special focus on ‘Peacebuilding in the Age of New Media’ and considers several global case studies.
Table of Contents:
– Peacebuilding in the Age of New Media
– Elicitive Conflict Transformation and New Media: In Search for a Common Ground
– Likes for Peace: Can Facebook Promote Dialogue in the Israelia/Palestinian Conflict?
– Fields and Facebook: Grassroots Activism and Archiving the Peace that Will Have Come in Israel/Palestine
– Internet Censorship Circumvention Tools: Escaping the Control of the Syrian Regime
– EU Armed Forces Use of Social Media in Areas of Deployment
– Building Peace through Journalism in the Social/Alternate Media
– Awareness towards Peace Journalism among Foreign Correspondents in Africa
Linking generations through radio: a toolkit from Africa for radio producers working with children and youth (UNESCO, 2013)
UNESCO’s radio toolkit – Linking Generations through Radio – is an open access document, which is inspired by children and youth who make up one-third of the world’s population. The majority may listen to radio but the likelihood they are invited to regularly produce interviews and programmes, express their information needs or their opinions about productions made for them is very low.
The 62-page radio toolkit provides inclusive examples to allow free exchange of ideas between girls and boys and increase awareness of radio producers and managers about ethical and legal requirements particularly when working with minors. It may serve as a routine training or programming handbook in radio stations, a reference and resource for young people, and an advocacy tool to inform policy makers as well as the general public.