InterMedia Attends European Development Days

Posted by: admin on October 25, 2012
InterMedia is hosting a panel discussion at the European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels on October 16th-17th. Dr. Gerry Power, Klara Debelijak, Michelle Karrenberger and advisor Andrea Marmolejo will be sharing their research findings on barriers and facilitators of private sector funding in international development.  The moderator for this panel discussion will be Awo Ablo from AidsAlliance.  The presentation and panel discussion will focus on the research conducted by InterMedia on the views and opinions of key thinkers from the global north and south on the role of private sector funding in international development.  The funding outlined the key barriers and facilitators of such funding and outlinging future funding models. 

New Platforms, New Public Opinion?

Posted by: admin on May 24, 2012
With the continued growth of new communication media and technologies, the public opinion and research sector is abuzz with equal doses of optimism and skepticism for its future. In a world of falling response rates and increasing costs for phone and face-to-face surveys, does this new frontier ask us to merely measure the chatter on Twitter and Facebook or does it reframe the definition of public opinion itself? This is among the many questions challenging the Digital Team here at InterMedia.

Mobile Money as a Savings Solution

Posted by: admin on April 27, 2012
Poor people have surprisingly complicated financial lives given how little money they have.  You would, too, if your “$1 a day” income actually came in the form of $60 on one day, and no dollars for the next two months. The poor understand their critical need to both budget and save money.

Small World News Expands Citizen Journalism Network to Libya

Posted by: admin on April 19, 2012
Small World News Logo Citizen journalism is not a new idea, but the Small World News’ way of using citizen journalists is quite novel. They train citizens, especially those from conflict and crisis zones, to produce news that engages international communities and audiences. Small World News’ belief is a simple one: what can be done in zones of conflict can be done anywhere.

Mobile Money: Is It Reaching Far Enough?

Posted by: admin on April 17, 2012
The consensus seemed to be that mobile services are the way forward for Africa. However, once the low-hanging fruit among potential users has been plucked, so to speak, reaching the poorest and most remote segments of the population will require additional effort.

Health eVillages brings the doctor’s office to medically scarce areas through mobile devices

Posted by: admin on April 12, 2012
Health eVillages seeks to provide healthcare professionals working in challenging clinical environments with medical decision making, clinical diagnosis and training tools in easy-to-use mobile devices.

Of Boats and Rats: How Russia's election banter transcended the borders of online and offline media

Posted by: admin on March 27, 2012
Political and social analysts are likely to be debating for some time how the results of Russia's recent elections were influenced by a vocal democratic movement and President-elect Vladimir Putin's reactions to it.

Citizen Journalism Grows in Pakistan

Posted by: admin on February 08, 2012
Hosh Media Logo With internet usage on the rise, Pakistanis are turning to the blogosphere and citizen journalism to share their opinions. Hosh Media epitomizes the growing popularity of locally-based, online portals for citizen journalism in Pakistan.

InterMedia's Ali Fisher Discusses the Changing Digital Landscape

Posted by: admin on December 16, 2011
In November, InterMedia’s Ali Fisher was interviewed by Wilton Park’s Chief Executive, Richard Burge, as part of the London Conference on Cyberspace.  Ali was asked to discuss what his research has shown to be exciting uses of the internet, interesting bits about the growing use of the internet and what the next big “thing” on the horizon is

InterMedia and PEPL Strengthen Capacity and Assess Needs in Pakistan’s FATA

Posted by: admin on December 15, 2011
InterMedia recently partnered with the Popular Engagement Policy Lab (PEPL) to conduct research in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan in support of radio programming produced by  Raabta Consultants. Their radio shows aim to provide citizens with solutions to problems faced by them, their families and their communities, particularly problems that contribute to increased violence in society.


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