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Fighting Ebola through Translation

The following is a press release prepared by Translators without Borders about an Ebola project we are funding. Many thanks to the TwB team for allowing us to repost this. DANBURY, CT USA – 7 November 2014. Translators without Borders … Continue reading

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Grant Awarded to Medical Concierge Group

Access to medical services in a country where doctor-to-patient ratios average 1:25,000 and a trip to the GP can leave patients seriously out of pocket is a huge problem. It’s one with which The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) – an organisation working in Uganda and … Continue reading

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Privacy, Open Data and Imposters

You could be forgiven for wondering what on earth a (deceased) popstar, a horror writer, a (living) popstar and a rugby league player could possibly have to do with a conference on transparency, privacy and open data. Well, the short … Continue reading

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Grant Awarded to Livity Africa

In the recent referendum on Scottish independence, 16 and 17 year olds were allowed to vote for the first time. With a registration rate close to 100% any generalised remarks about politically apathetic teenagers need to be examined. Ensuring that … Continue reading

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Grant awarded to Dim Sum Digital

By definition, citizen journalists tend to lack much of the training or experience of regular, paid journalists. As citizens of the communities they write about, however, they are necessarily much closer to the ground and interested in the issues that … Continue reading

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Data, Fear and the Next Big Thing

Predictions about the future of technology are notoriously tricky – today’s cutting-edge technology can quickly become tomorrow’s museum piece. They can also be misleading and a source of disappointment: But when Tim Berners-Lee tells you about the ‘next big things’, … Continue reading

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When do we award larger grants?

When Indigo started funding in Africa four years ago, we set out to do something that we felt other funders weren’t doing. Not only did we feel that the potential impact of mobile and web technology was ripe and should … Continue reading

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