Author Archives: EJC

The Human Side Of Aid: A Story of Syrian Refugee

March 24th, 2014 | by EJC

We need to hear the voices from the ground in order to get a big picture. Boštjan Videmšek, an award-winning journalist and a foreign correspondent of biggest Slovenian daily DELO tells a story of a Syrian refugee who fled the ransacked city of Homs, Syria.


Audience Engagement: Important For Better Crowdsourcing?

October 17th, 2013 | by EJC

The general public, armed with a smartphone or pocket-size camera, plays an increasing role in evolving stories. Gemma van der Kamp investigates the role of User Generated Content in the newsgathering process and examines the best practices for utilising it


Results Of MicroMappers Response To Pakistan Earthquake

September 30th, 2013 | by EJC

About 47 hours ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) in response to the Pakistan Earthquake. The activation request was for 48 hours, so the deployment will soon phase out.


Power To The People: Conference On Crowdsourcing In Manila

September 10th, 2013 | by EJC

Asia News Network (ANN) is an alliance of 23 Asian newspapers. This year's coordinators' meeting took place in Manila, Philippines and was hosted by the KAS Media Programme Asia in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) and the European Journalism Center (EJC). ANN-Representatives met at Ateneo de Manila University to discuss crowdsourcing in Asian journalism


What Holds The Future For Afghanistan?

September 9th, 2013 | by EJC

At the end of 2014, Dutch, British, US and other NATO troops will end their frontline role in the Afghanistan war. We have been witnessing active online debate with analyses and predictions about the future of


Egypt: How Media Responded After Morsi’s Ousting

August 12th, 2013 | by EJC

June 30th: the first anniversary of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi since he was voted the first president after the January 25 revolution. Egyptians flooded to the street, calling for Morsi to step down after Egyptians claimed he was incompetent and had not fulfilled any of


The First Ever Spam Filter For Disaster Response

August 2nd, 2013 | by EJC

While spam filters provide additional layers of security to websites, they can also be used to process all kinds of information. Perhaps most famously, for example, the reCAPTCHA spam filter was used to transcribe the New York Times’ entire paper-based archives.



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