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Technology for peace
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Copyright: Seamus Murphy / Panos

Conflict and violence have escalated globally over the past decade. Digital tools are offering creative ways to counter the trend, with information and communications technology leading the way. What are its main peacebuilding functions, how can it make a real and lasting impact, and does it truly offer fresh hope for a more peaceful future?
This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions and facts and figures. It features a debate with opposing views offered by Shamil Idriss, president of peacebuilding organisation Search for Common Ground, and Anahi Ayala Iacucci, humanitarian director at media NGO Internews. And it includes an interview with Dan Marsh, head of technology at the NGO International Alert.

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