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News 12 June 2015

Connecting research to the real-world

Academia has the greatest impact when it connects to the real-world. Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights leads this approach with its innovative, outward-looking work…

Blog 14 April 2015

Short film: Africa’s Voices in Malawi and Zambia

In May 2013, Claudia Abreu Lopes (Head of Research at Africa’s Voices) travelled to Malawi, Zambia and Kenya for our pilot..

Blog 11 April 2015

Illustrated Booklet: RadioActive! The Story of Interactive Radio in Africa

‘RadioActive! The Story of Interactive Radio in Africa’ is an accessible and engaging starting point for radio stations to create..

News 30 March 2015

Politics in a Digital Society

Common concerns about the growth of digital society include state uses (security) and capital (profit). Sharath Srinivasan, director of Africa’s..

Blog 15 February 2015

Interview: Can interactive radio influence local politics?

13th February 2015 was World Radio Day – an international event supported by UNESCO to celebrate the unique power of..

Blog 10 January 2015

Research Paper: How to gather opinions using radio and mobile

Read our paper on how mobile phones and radio can be used to foster public discussion and collect the opinions of ordinary..

Blog 30 November 2014

Video: How to amplify local voices in the African continent?

With roots in the University of Cambridge, we remain engaged in the institution’s research into the African continent. Around the time..

News 11 November 2014

A big conversation on big data

Big data and data mining open up new opportunities to increase safety as well as raise the voices of the powerless..

Blog 11 November 2014

Findings: Africa’s Voices research pilot

Although many development and governance organisations understand the importance of engaging their target audiences, it has proven difficult to do..

News 1 November 2014

“Africa’s airwaves are abuzz with debate and discussion”

“Cambridge researchers are pioneering new ways of harnessing the political power of radio and text messaging to give citizens greater..