DevexAs hate speech spread in Myanmar, US ambassador says Facebook was hard to reach

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The former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar told Devex that as hate speech against Myanmar's Rohingya minority moved from DVDs to Facebook, he could not get a meeting with the tech giant to enlist their help in the fight against misinformation.


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DevexOpinion: Local women leading humanitarian action — the untold story

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The stories we hear most frequently are stories about women's needs, but what about women as agents of change? Oxfam America's Abby Maxman explains how we can work to put women at the centre of humanitarian action.

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