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Between hype and frustration: social media in emergencies

According to Timo Lüege, a Senior Humanitarian Communications Consultant who specializes in improving communications in emergencies, social media can play an important role in organizing and supporting people in crisis situations.

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UN survey finds displaced Palestinian families in Gaza Strip live in desperate conditions

Increases in funding combined with "significant changes at the policy level" are urgently required to support more than 75,000 internally displaced Palestinian families living in the Gaza Strip. 

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Pressure on Aussie government to stop cuts to aid budget

The Campaign for Australian Aid, with the support of more than 65 aid and development organisations, says it would ramp up pressure on the Federal Government over the next month to reverse the final scheduled cuts to the the country’s falling aid budget.

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The great land rush in Myanmar

A prime example of effective storytelling; the Financial Times reports from Myanmar, where the end of dictatorship has unleashed a struggle over land. 

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China’s NGOs Go Global

Chinese nongovernmental organisations are increasingly active abroad. What impact are they having?

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Virtual reality brings new dimension to conservation

Virtual reality technology is introducing a new dimension to wildlife conservation by helping researchers anywhere in the world assess the conditions of distant species and environments as if they were on location.

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Refugees tear-gassed at Macedonia-Greece border

Hundreds injured as Macedonian police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at refugees trying to cross over from Greece.

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Why won't the UK government speak out on human rights abuses?

Britain will only criticise the repressive regimes of its Middle Eastern allies behind closed doors. It is not enough: there must be public condemnation too.

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10 Twitter secrets you should know

Twitter is a great platform to share your thoughts and opinions, interact with people in your niche and to promote your business or brand. However, even if you're an active Twitter user, you may not know all of the Twitter secrets that can help you improve your social media presence. Here are some tips. 

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Global guidelines on land tenure making headway in Latin America

Voluntary guidelines on land tenure adopted by the international community to combat the growing concentration of land ownership and improve secure access to land have begun to make headway in Latin America, a region that is a leader in the fight against hunger and that is taking firm steps towards achieving food security.

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