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Humanitarian UAV Missions In Nepal: Early Observations

Published on May 26th, 2015 | by EJC

When harnessed successfully, UAV technology can provide timely, high-resolution aerial data to inform humanitarian responses. However, as Patrick Meier explains through his experience responding to the recent Nepal Earthquake, leveraging a new, unfamiliar technology for disaster response can also present major challenges... Read More


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How To Live-Tweet A Dangerous Police Standoff

Published on May 8th, 2015 | by EJC

Armed with an iPhone, content creation apps, and social media, a reporter is able to provide a vivid picture of a SWAT standoff to a huge audience within seconds, but those modern tools need to be tempered with old-school journalistic judgment and restraint... Read More


Media

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Think Again: Somaliland And The Trouble With A Free Press

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by EJC

The self-declared Republic of Somaliland, otherwise a veritable beacon of democracy and good governance in the Horn of Africa, is often criticised for its attitude to the media. Illegal arrests and detentions of journalists and editors are common; but maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem... Read More


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Exile Radio Station Gives Syrians A Voice

Published on April 10th, 2015 | by EJC

Syria is one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists, and it has become increasingly difficult to report from inside the country. The Sida supported radio station Rozana gives civilians an independent voice with the help of 70 citizen reporters... Read More


Resources

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A Basic Guide To Using Microphones With Mobiles

Published on April 1st, 2015 | by EJC

Remember that sound is half the story. Paying close attention to the quality of the sound you're recording is an easy way to improve the overall quality of your video, and increase the impact of the story you have to tell... Read More


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