Demand Dignity: Amplifying Voices across Multiple Platforms

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on May 03, 2011. Amnesty International has launched a campaign to amplify the voices of poor people around the world. Demand Dignity is an economic, cultural, and social rights campaign for the organization and the online platform, DemandDignity.org, was launched in May 2009. Since then, the site has collected 57,384 comments, or “voices,” from people around… Continue reading Demand Dignity: Amplifying Voices across Multiple Platforms

The March of the Little Green Guy: $80 Android Phones in Developing Countries

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Sep 12, 2011. This year, Chinese company Huawei launched an $80 Android phone, the IDEOS, through Kenyan telecom Safaricom. According to sources, the phone has sold over 350,000 units in Kenya, “a staggering statistic considering nearly half of Kenya’s population lives on less than two dollars per day.” We thought it important to take a closer look… Continue reading The March of the Little Green Guy: $80 Android Phones in Developing Countries

Can You Find Me Now? Refugees United Goes Mobile to Help Reunite Refugees

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Oct 28, 2010. As part of a pilot project in Uganda, Refugees United is using mobile tools to help connect refugees who have been displaced by war, persecution, and natural disasters. Refugees Unitedis a Danish NGO that designed and runs a web-based program to help people directly reconnect with missing loved ones.… Continue reading Can You Find Me Now? Refugees United Goes Mobile to Help Reunite Refugees