Author Archives: EJC

How Photographer Agnes Montanari Is Helping Children Deal With Trauma

March 19th, 2015 | by EJC

Photographer Agnes Montanari has been working with Syrian child refugees in Jordan in hopes of showing them that their lives don’t have to be defined by trauma. Mallary Jean Tenore talked with Montanari about her work and media can be a force for good in emergency settings


Engaging The Public In The Budget: Twitter Chats In Kenya

March 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Debates on budgetary matters can be quite technical and difficult for laypeople to understand. IBP Kenya experimented with Twitter to see if it could make the topic more accessible for audiences. Vivian Magero and John Kinuthia outline their results


Sharing Your Location Privately

March 13th, 2015 | by EJC

Location is especially valuable and sensitive metadata, especially when there is a lot of it, because it can be used to derive so much information about a person. But is it possible to share this information in a privacy-preserving way


How To Counter Rumors And Prevent Violence Using UAVs

March 9th, 2015 | by EJC

Misinformation in Kenya's Tana Delta has played a significant role in causing fear, distrust and hatred between communities. Patrick Meier looks at how The Sentinel Project is using UAVs to dispel misleading rumours and prevent violence


Syrian Journalists Say Islamic State Changed The Rules In Aleppo

March 4th, 2015 | by EJC

Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, particularly under areas controlled by the Islamic State. Joanna Paraszczuk reveals the harsh conditions faced by local reporters forced to operate under the rule of the extremist Islamist group


Micronarratives In Georgia: How To Collect Feedback From Citizen Experts

February 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Unlike a traditional survey, which asks people to answer a specific question, a project in Georgia used triads so that people telling their stories could also interpret their own response. By using these 'micronarratives', innovators were able to see how behaviour and perceptions evolve over time as well as the effectiveness of measures designed to improve social conditions


The War Photo No One Would Publish

February 13th, 2015 | by EJC

When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture



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