News & Analysis


Satellite Images as Proof

Published on September 30th, 2014 | by EJC

In recent years, there have been a number of journalistic projects that made good use of the wealth of satellite imagery, which is increasingly freely available. But, just like photographs, satellite images without context can distort the truth... Read More



UAV/Aerial Video of Gaza Destruction

Published on September 25th, 2014 | by EJC

Media Town, a Palestinian-based production company, flew their DJI Phantom2 quadcopter with a GoPro Hero+3 camera over Gaza City’s eastern suburb of Al-Shejaiya just a few days ago, Patrick Meier examines the results... Read More

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Review shows many British newspapers underreporting global harm of explosive weapons

Published on September 19th, 2014 | by EJC

In June 2014, 30 different countries saw over 4450 casualties from 246 incidents of explosive weapon use yet news of their impact in some UK papers barely made the footnotes. Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) analysed the reporting of explosive weapons by nine of the UK’s biggest selling print dailies, Jane Hunter reports on the results... Read More



#Balkanfloods Online: The Impact of Social Media on Recent Reporting

Published on September 16th, 2014 | by EJC

The recent flooding in Serbia and Bosnia indicated the failure of traditional media to adequately respond to the disaster through their coverage. Local media covered the events, but it was clear that television channels failed to get up-to-date information. Lana Pasic shows how social media filled these information voids... Read More



Crowdsourcing flash-flood warnings that race the waters downstream

Published on September 10th, 2014 | by EJC

Bangladesh’s early warning systems to predict more conventional floods have improved by leaps and bounds in the past decades. But lack of cross-border cooperation in hydro-meteorological data means fast-moving waters from India can still have a devastating impact. Anu John reports on UNDP's journey to crowdsource early warning systems to mitigate this... Read More



Monitorial Citizenship: Projects and Tools

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by EJC

Election monitoring projects have been successful in policing blatant election fraud through citizen and third-party election monitoring, but the outcomes of these elections are not always closely related to a politician’s performance. The MIT Center for Civic Media looks at ways to extend monitoring activities beyond election cycles, using it as a tool for ongoing feedback and dialogue between elected officials and their constituents... Read More


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Does UGC Lead to PTSD?

Published on August 22nd, 2014 | by EJC

Journalists working with a steady stream of uncensored violent imagery generated by the public are at increased risk of adverse psychological consequences, according to research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open. In response, the Dart Center has release a tip sheet for journalists working with potentially traumatic ... Read More

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