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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



Russian media coverage of MH17 leaves no room for dissenting voices

Published on August 19th, 2014 | by EJC

Within Russia, television reports from Ukraine are rarely challenged by alternative views. Russia has invested a great deal in the international English-language television channel Russia Today as a means to counter global news juggernauts such as CNN and the BBC World News. Ilya Yablokov looks at what this means for the Russian mediascape in the wake of ... Read More



Dehumanisation of Gaza

Published on August 15th, 2014 | by EJC

Boštjan Videmšek, foreign correspondent for Slovenia’s biggest daily DELO, writes about what it was like to live in Gaza while he was on a reporting mission from 8th to 20th of July ... Read More



Media Freedom on hold in South Sudan because of Civil War

Published on August 7th, 2014 | by EJC

On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Reporters Without Borders has assessed the current state of freedom of information and its dashed aspirations in the world’s youngest state, which has been riven by civil war since mid-December ... Read More



The Filipino Government’s Official Strategy on Crisis Hashtags

Published on July 29th, 2014 | by EJC

The Filipino Government has had an official strategy on promoting the use of crisis hashtags since 2012. Recently, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) and the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (PCDSPO-OPS) have kindly shared their their 7-page strategy, Patrick Meier elaborates. ... Read More



Featured tool: Social Sensor

Published on July 23rd, 2014 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Social Sensor... Read More

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