WITNESS is a human rights non-profit organisation based in Brooklyn, New York. Its mission is to partner with on-the-ground organisations to support the documentation of human rights violations and their consequences to further public engagement, policy change and justice.
Guardian Project creates easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customised solutions that can be used around the world by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion, interception and monitoring.
The Digital Security Handbook is intended to educate teaching staff and covers topics such as: what is digital and physical security, threats to privacy, what is social engineering and malware, what are digital fingerprints and types of digital fingerprints and many other topics which are tied to cyber security. A manual on digital security for teachers and professors in primary and secondary schools has been developed with the support of the Metamorphosis Foundation and Techsoup Europe.
The digital age is both present and future. Protecting humanity from the risks and dangers they are exposed to every time we click or share potentially misleading content are just some of the challenges facing the world today.
Cuatro Palabras | 3 min read | Nov 28, 2023
Beata Zwierzyńska: Increasingly our world emerges through the lens of online reality, social media, streaming videos, image sharing by witnesses of events. How do drastic images influence? Perhaps, we are becoming more immune and indifferent to such content?
Beata Zwierzynska | 13 min read | Sep 25, 2023
The influx of media texts, videos, photos, as well as social media posts, nowadays is immense, as they constantly appear on our devices through which we communicate on the internet daily. Bombastic headlines and announcements of spectacular discoveries in such content often lead us to forget one of the fundamental rules of creating media content — the signature of the author behind them.
Бојан Блажевски | 4 min read | Aug 30, 2023
Two headlines of news articles appear to you simultaneously: the first one reads, “Wonderful Weather Today!” whereas the second one announces, "Terrible Storm Is Approaching the Country!". Which headline would you click on?
Meri | 4 min read | Aug 16, 2023
Civil society organisations (CSOs) play a vital role in society, serving various causes and providing essential services. However, like any other entity operating in the digital age, CSOs are not immune to cyber threats. In fact, these organisations can be attractive targets for cybercriminals due to the valuable data they possess and their potentially limited cybersecurity resources.
Kwame Asante | Jun 20, 2023
The internet has taken the globe by storm for the past 30 years, and it’s almost impossible to imagine the world without it. Digital privacy can be at risk without the proper online precautions in place.
Sibongile Ndlovu | 6 min read | Jun 14, 2023
Vacationing? Keep your devices safe abroad!
Goce Arsovski | 2 min read | Jun 13, 2023
In the digital age, online campaigning is crucial for political and social activism. Whether promoting a political cause, raising awareness about an issue or rallying support for a charity, online campaigning can reach a wide audience and drive real change. To help maximize the impact of your outreach efforts, this article provides tips and tricks for effective online campaigning with a focus on search engine optimization (SEO).
Kwame Asante | 6 min read | May 3, 2023
It is important to find ways to cope with stress stemming from the Internet and the BASIC Ph model can help with this. The pandemic, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey are just a few of the most recent events that have been circulating online and their sheer density can easily lower our resilience to stress. Drastic images are shared in viral posts and used to produce fear-inducing disinformation. In the below article, we present the BASIC Ph model, which outlines six channels to foster your emotional wellbeing online.
Beata Zwierzynska | 7 min read | Apr 24, 2023
This practical guide outlines an approach to restoring energy and productivity for both individuals and teams during times of crisis. It offers actionable strategies and techniques to help reignite motivation and drive performance. Let us begin with the most essential, yet underrated solution for anyone who lacks energy: rest! Rest is the most underrated remedy for stress that we have at our disposal.
Anna Kuliberda | 7 min read | Apr 21, 2023
Making organization resilient through emotion-conscious leadership.
Anna Kuliberda | 9 min read | Apr 19, 2023
Cyberpsychologist Gordon Ingram explains the social and psychological consequences of the dynamics promoted by the Internet and social networks.
MAKAIA | 3 min read | Jan 23, 2023
Learn the information you need to be aware of the risks that young people and children are exposed to when using the Internet.
MAKAIA | 5 min read | Dec 20, 2022
The challenge that many organizations face in communications is to build content that touches the lives of their audiences. But there is an even bigger challenge; towards the construction of content of joint value, collectively and making impact visible.
Jackeline Pájaro López | 3 min read | Oct 6, 2022
Learn about the basics that will help you understand the risks you are exposed to when using the Internet.
MAKAIA | 2 min read | Oct 1, 2022
We will navigate the characteristics and experience that the use of the Internet has left us as human beings and understand what we leave on the Internet.
MAKAIA | 4 min read | Sep 1, 2022
It has become increasingly common to read news on the internet where young people participate in viral challenges that have harmful consequences for their health or even for the rest of their lives and those of their families.
MAKAIA | 10 min read | Aug 1, 2022
In the international media market, the children's news programme is a television format with a decades-long history in many countries. This is a complex, mindset-shaping programme aimed at 8-12 year olds. In Europe, the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) “Newsround” and the German Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) “Logo!” are the leading examples.
Mertek Media Monitor | 4 min read | Jun 1, 2022
Baby faces covered in chocolate, baby feet splashing in the water, cheeks soaked in crocodile tears. As we read the list, we might think of a post or story from social media that we sometimes encounter in the online space. But is it safe to share not only your personal information, but also that of a child who is in our care? What does it mean to be a responsible digital parent?
NIOK | 3 min read | Jun 1, 2022
The war that is currently taking place in Ukraine has devastating consequences, but it is also more present in the media – both traditional and social ones than any other armed conflict in the past few years. In a webinar organized by MAKAIA (with support from TechSoup), guests from different parts of Latin America discussed the conflict and its context, its influence on the LatAm region as well as the propaganda and disinformation strategies used in the war – also targeting Latin America.
MAKAIA | 2 min read | Apr 19, 2022
Strengthen your abilities to access and critically analyze information in digital media with the free and self-paced online course: "Think twice: media literacy Online"
MAKAIA | 2 min read | Apr 19, 2022
It’s been a difficult 2 years. And on February 24th, 2022, when Russia attacked Ukraine it got even harder... It’s a challenging time which is testing us as activists, but also, more importantly, as people. We’re doing the best we can, but living in a constant state of unknown, having to prepare for the unexpected or currently focusing a lot of energy and resources on supporting our Ukrainian friends, who are in a much more difficult situation, takes its toll.
Hive Mind | 3 min read | Mar 21, 2022
AC-LAC is a platform that promotes and defends encryption and fosters capacities and knowledge in citizens to maintain an ecosystem of trust, security, and stability [of ICTs] in the region.
MAKAIA | 3 min read | Mar 11, 2022
Every day millions of people access the internet and browse through countless content within the reach of a few clicks. Children and teenagers are connecting more and more frequently, finding facilities to access information, knowledge and opportunities, while exposing themselves to different risks such as cyberbullying, sharing private information with strangers, sexual exploitation online, among others.
MAKAIA | 2 min read | Feb 21, 2022
What would you do if you are a victim of cyberbullying? Laura Zapata Ortiz lived this experience and decided to help those who face a similar situation. Today she is part of our program "School of Influencers". This is her story.
MAKAIA | 3 min read | Feb 21, 2022
A survey recently conducted by TechSoup has revealed how social organizations around the world are working with data. At the same time, collaboration, communication and technological trends for the social sector explain the panorama where 5 major trends for the sector stand out.
MAKAIA | 4 min read | Feb 18, 2022
Social media platforms allow users to interact in a faster and easier manner. On one hand, this phenomenon helps establishing relationships and bonds beyond physical boundaries, leading to the exchange of information and content of all kinds. It is also not a secret that these platforms offer users tools for commercializing goods, products and services.
CIVIX Colombia | 4 min read | Jan 3, 2022
We live in the Information Age. Our ability to synthesize and use information well is crucial to our fate and future well-being. Our Experts have been designing bespoke courses on topics that are relevant, set in a meaningful context and important. From making sense of the news online, to protecting your own or your organization’s digital safety and privacy.
Hive Mind | 4 min read | Nov 15, 2021
"The Social Dilemma" movie has been made available by its makers for educators worldwide in a free, classroom-friendly, 40-minute format that can be screened during a single lesson.
Hive Mind | 2 min read | Nov 9, 2021
Here are some guidelines for your greater well-being as a media consumer. Yes, we are all media consumers. You got that correctly. In the following video, you will find a number of useful tips and tricks that will aid your digital transformation from a regular media consumer to a Media Literacy Expert!
Dajana Markovic | 2 min read | Sep 20, 2021
According to Peter Ditto from the University of California, one of the many reasons why people fall prey to the influence of misinformation lies in so-called motivated reasoning (MR).
Tomáš Kriššák | 12 min read | Aug 11, 2021
If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the fact just how important basic, daily hygiene habits are in our daily lives, and how much can they protect us from billions of bacteria and viruses. Did you know that perhaps this very behaviour has probably “saved us” in the past while we were exposed to a viral pathogen, maybe even COVID19?
Goce Arsovski | 7 min read | Jul 30, 2021
If you’re still wondering why you need to be media literate (a skill that is in high demand today more than ever!), you’ll find the answers to this question in this short video. We have singled out the five most important reasons that will help you decide to start studying the media and their messages. The process is relatively straightforward, and you will gain all the necessary skills by simply following our channel. Let’s go!
Dajana Markovic | 1 min read | Jul 30, 2021
Do you ever look at the screen-time analysis on your smart phone and cannot believe the high number it displays? If not –great, but if you do –then this podcast is for you.
In this episode you will hear Jakub Górnicki talking to Kamil Śliwowski -
a Media Literacy, Open Educational Resources and Online Privacy expert.
Kamil explains how he has gone from becoming a techno-enthusiast to a real techie helping people better understand the negative effects of using technology...
Hive Mind | 1 min read | Jul 14, 2021
Welcome to the Hive Mind podcast series: “Let’s Talk Digital Resilience!”, where we would like to offer you a chance to enjoy 5 meaningful conversations led by top experts in the field of media technology, online security, and digital wellbeing.
Dominika Uzar | 1 min read | Jul 14, 2021