Author Archives: EJC

Public Interest Vs Private Lives: When Is It Okay To Disclose Victim Information?

November 15th, 2013 | by EJC

All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.


After the War: Reflections On Reporting In Post-Conflict Societies

November 8th, 2013 | by EJC

What comes after war? How long does the shadow of violence linger in people’s memory? This post examines some of the issues that journalists will have to be aware of when reporting in that fragile post-conflict situation, as well as the processes of reconciliation and reconstruction


Crowdsourcing Political Incidents Online

October 28th, 2013 | by EJC

Kenya's iHub recently released its research on crowdsourced information in the highly contested 2013 Kenya Presidential elections. Jared Ford explains what the report reveals about crowdsourcing methodologies and how journalists can adapt these findings to improve their newsgathering processes.


Why Journalists Can Still Trust Tor

October 24th, 2013 | by EJC

Despite the Silk Road bust, the Freedom Hosting attack, and even the latest Snowden scoop, Tor is still one of the most reliable tools for anonymity online. Lauren Kirchner explains why


When There’s No 911, Kenya Tweets For Help

October 14th, 2013 | by EJC

In a nation with notoriously threadbare public emergency services, civilians have turned to social media for updates and dispatch services. Valerie Hamilton looks at how the Kenya Red Cross used social media to respond to the recent Westgate mall tragedy.


Featured Tool: Facebook Graph Search

October 7th, 2013 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Facebook's new Graph Search feature.


Ureport: Local Issues Driving Mobile Participation

October 4th, 2013 | by EJC

As mobile phones are personal and networked at the same time, SMS has become highly valued technology for advocates in the human rights and good governance fields. Campaigners seeking good examples of mobile participation can learn from the progress of UNICEF’s Ureport SMS platform which enables young Ugandans to submit opinions on community issues and work together to address public problems.



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