DIGITAL SECURITY TIPS
Mobile phone security
Mobile phones are used by advocates all over the world, but they often store a great deal of information that should be kept private. In addition to contact lists, a mobile phone may contain call histories, calendars, text messages and emails.
West Africa Democracy Radio
WADR, a radio station set up to promote and defend the ideals of democratic, open, and transparent societies in West Africa, have developed a hybrid approach to distributing their audio content.
One outlet is their website (www.wadr.org), which widens the broadcast coverage beyond West Africa, allowing more outreach to the African diaspora and the rest of the world.
The main focus of ownCloud is on sharing documents, calendars and contacts in a secure way which also embraces open standards.
A mashup or video remix is created by taking multiple sources of video, audio or stills and mixing them up.
'Found footage' (footage got from the internet) placed strategically with other images can create a new message through their juxtaposition. Mashups are usually short and simple – prerequisites for viral media. Repurposing footage in creative ways allows humour and irreverence to breathe new life into an issue.
Sunseed Desert Technology
Sunseed Desert Technology is a learning centre located in southern Spain, concentrating on solutions for semi-arid agriculture and low-impact living. The centre has a very limited budget to promote its activities and research. It has been increasingly relying on blog posts and social media to draw visitors to its website for ongoing publicity and fundraising drives.