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IFTTT (​​If This, Then That) lets you link together the sites or devices you use in creative ways. When you do something with one site or device, something automatically happens elsewhere. You can use it to link your favourite task app to Google Calendar, for example. Or link just about anything else that’s online.

IFTTT (​​If This, Then That) lets you link together the sites or devices you use in creative ways. When you do something with one site or device, something automatically happens elsewhere. You can use it to link your favourite task app to Google Calendar, for example. Or link just about anything...

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The Knight Center for Journalism in Americas, through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offers the free course "Going live: Building live journalism in your newsroom." Journalists, newsroom leaders and product managers can enrol in this course. Participants will learn how to build a live journalism franchise in the newsroom, so they can find new ways to tell stories and engage with audience members. Online classes will run from 14 February to 13 March 2022. Learn more and apply here.

The Knight Center for Journalism in Americas, through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offers the free course "Going live: Building live journalism in your newsroom." Journalists, newsroom leaders and product managers can enrol in this course. Participants will learn how to build a live journa...

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This index is a comprehensive assessment of gender equality on the continent, examining the role of women as producers, economic agents, in human development, and as leaders in public life. Find it here.

This index is a comprehensive assessment of gender equality on the continent, examining the role of women as producers, economic agents, in human development, and as leaders in public life. ...

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