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Sharing Your Location Privately

Published on 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
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How To Counter Rumors And Prevent Violence Using UAVs

Published on 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
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Micronarratives In Georgia: How To Collect Feedback From Citizen Experts

Published on 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
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Piloting Promise Tracker In Sao Paulo

Published on February 5th, 2015 | by EJC

Over the past year, the MIT Center for Civic Media has been developing and testing Promise Tracker, a citizen monitoring platform that allows communities to track local infrastructure projects and hold elected leaders accountable for political promises. Emilie Reiser reports on recent workshops run in Brazil, which helped the Center streamline the process of running a local monitoring campaign - from selecting an issue and designing a survey, to collecting data in the field and visualizing the results
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Muslim Women In South Thailand Empowered To Develop Their Own Citizen News Reports

Published on January 30th, 2015 | by EJC

Thai PBS conducts training and workshops for citizens in various regions of Thailand to train them on the basics of broadcasting journalism and give marginalised communities the opportunity to have their voices heard. Recently, a group of Muslim women aged between 30 and 60 years old attended the training and Angelique Reid from UNDP Thailand reports on their results
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Ethical Storytelling: Lessons From The Border Lives Project

Published on January 28th, 2015 | by EJC

Border Lives is a storytelling project that successfully utilized ethical storytelling principles to capture the experiences of people living along the border region of Northern Ireland, home to one of the most deeply entrenched conflicts in western European history. Border Lives’ Project Manager Conor Mc Gale shares the project’s process for ethical storytelling
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