Author Archives: EJC

No More Flies In Their Eyes?

August 7th, 2015 | by EJC

How do the photos used by development organisations affect perceptions of international development? How do agencies ensure that images preserve their subjects’ dignity? Has social media created new opportunities for self-representation, or just reinforced the use of outdated visual clichés


Learning Lessons From Jordan’s Website Licensing Law

August 5th, 2015 | by EJC

Jordan requires news websites to register with the government and be headed by an editor who is a member of the journalists' syndicate. Depending on which side of this controversial measure you stand on, the provision of the Press and Publications law is either a bold move to improve professionalism in the burgeoning online media, or a not-so-subtle effort to strengthen political control over what is reported - and by whom


Social Media For Disaster Response – Done Right!

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


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

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


Maintaining Media Standards Amidst Change

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


The Case For Encryption

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


Q&A: BBC’s Becky Palmstrom On Role Of Media In Disasters

June 30th, 2015 | by EJC

In response to humanitarian crises around the world the BBC offers what have come to be called Lifeline programmes. Kaz Janowski talks to Becky Palmstrom, a BBC producer who has been involved in making these kinds of programmes in Burma



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