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Social Media For Disaster Response – Done Right!

Published on July 29th, 2015 | by EJC

To say that Indonesia’s capital is prone to flooding would be an understatement. Well over 40% of Jakarta is at or below sea level. Add to this a rapidly growing population of over 10 million and you have a recipe for recurring disasters. But Jakarta is also flooded with information during disasters. Patrick Meier looks at how Indonesians sort fact from fiction... Read More


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FIGHTER, NOT KILLER: A Mobile Application To Raise Awareness Of The Law Of War Among Armed Groups

Published on July 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Disseminating the law of war to warring parties is essential in ensuring the protection of civilian populations; however, this remains a major challenge as the members of these armed groups have rarely received a basic training, have varying levels of education and are located in remote areas. A new application by Geneva Call will try to overcome these difficulties... Read More


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Maintaining Media Standards Amidst Change

Published on July 15th, 2015 | by EJC

In Indonesia, the media is controlled only by a few people, and the involvement of media owners in political parties undercuts the credibility of journalists. Leading up to the 2014 general elections, the Aliansi Jurnalis Independen expressed its concerns... Read More


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The Case For Encryption

Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by EJC

News organizations and journalists aren’t doing enough to secure data and communications—and it could put whistleblowers and other sources at risk... Read More


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VOA Interview: Russian Journalist Says News Blackout On Tsarnaev Trial Possible

Published on June 22nd, 2015 | by EJC

Russian-language news coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing trial has been largely non-existent. One of the only major news outlets with regular reporting on the trial is Ekho Moskvy, an independent, influential radio station and news Web site in Moscow. The station’s editor-in-chief, Alexei Venediktov, spoke to Fatima Tlisova in an exclusive interview for ... Read More


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