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Digital Democracy (Dd) is an organization based in New York which empowers civic engagement through the use of digital technologies. Digital Democracy works with local community-based organizations to create the most effective programming. Presently, Dd is working with Burmese communities in Thailand, India and Bangladesh, as well as the United States.

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Life After the Earthquake The Situation for Haitian Women

Since January's devastating earthquake the women of Haiti have been subject to increased rates of gender-based violence....

Regions: Haiti

Issues: Violence against women

Witnessed: 2756 times

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The Dreams of Stateless Youth

In this episode of DdTv venture back with us to January 2008 to see the origins of Digital Democracy's digital photography program Project Einstein....

Regions: Bangladesh

Issues: Refugees

Witnessed: 2602 times

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Stories from a Thai Refugee Camp

Digital Democracy Co-Directors Mark and Emily travel to Northern Thailand to Mae La refugee camp to launch Dd's digital penpal program Project Einstein with Burmese youth living in the camp....

Regions: Thailand

Issues: Refugees

Witnessed: 2400 times

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Earthquake in Haiti

In early January 2010 Digital Democracy partnered with Tufts University’s Center for Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME) to conduct research and a photography training with young adults in Haiti....

Regions: Haiti

Issues: Natural disasters

Witnessed: 2275 times

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Handheld Human Rights

While in Northern Thailand, Mark and Emily meet with Digital Democracy's partner The All Burma IT Students' Union (ABITSU) to set up equipment and train ABITSU's core staff, as well as members of othe...

Regions: Thailand

Issues: Human rights defenders

Witnessed: 2197 times

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Burma's Political Prisoners

The number of political prisoners has increased exponentially since Burma’s Saffron Revolution in 2007....

Regions: Thailand

Issues: Prisons

Witnessed: 2071 times

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Prachatai

While continuing to explore the technology community in Bangkok, Mark and Emily meet some of the courageous people working in online Journalism today....

Regions: Thailand

Witnessed: 2120 times

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Open Dream

Bangkok is one of the centers of tech innovation in Asia, but it hasn't always been that way....

Regions: Thailand

Witnessed: 3824 times

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Medical Tourism

As the debate over healthcare reform rages in the United States, Mark and Emily explore another option: medical tourism....

Regions: Thailand

Witnessed: 2015 times

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Digital Democracy TV: Arriving in Bangkok

Digital Democracy's Co-Directors' Mark and Emily are headed to Thailand for six weeks....

Regions: Thailand

Witnessed: 2020 times

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