Muzoon’s Story

Podcast

We spoke to UNICEF’s youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador, Muzoon Almellehan, and asked her to tell us her story, and to discuss the role of youth as peacemakers.

Peacebuilding in Africa – civil society’s role in promoting sustainable peace (WP1525)

Podcast

We discuss if the continent is less or more peaceful that it was, whether Governments working in harmony with civil society can bring about a resolution and if civil society engagement is always helpful. Contributors: Shuvai Nyoni, Executive Director, African Leadership Centre (ALC), Nairobi Cyril Obi, Program Director, African Peacebuilding Network (APN), Social Science Research […]

Fake news: innocuous or intolerable? (WP1542)

Podcast

We discuss what fake news is, how people can assess different sources of news, filter bubbles and supply and demand. We also discuss regulation and the role of civil societies and NGOs. Contributors: David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, United Nations Office of […]

Human rights in today’s world (WP1515)

Podcast

We discuss the key elements that are having an impact on human rights and ask if they are positive or negative. We also discuss the emergence of new powers and ask if they are having an effect on how human rights are being defended. Contributors: Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to […]

Russian language media (WP1493)

Podcast

We discuss how you produce news that people trust and want to listen to and the different styles of reporting when it is either emotionally charged or fact based. Contributors: Katya Gorchinskaya, Chief Executive Officer, Hromadske International, Kiev Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach, Programme Coordinator, Russian-Language News Exchange, Free Press Unlimited, Amsterdam

Evidence informed policy making (WP1514)

Podcast

We discuss whether evidence is being used effectively in development and how researchers and policy makers work together. Contributors: Jonathan Harle, Director, Strengthening Research and Knowledge Systems Programme, INASP, Oxford Cosmas Ochieng, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi