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Roundup: Drone Journalism In Tacloban

December 9th, 2013 | by EJC

While initially used as a military tool, drones – or “unmanned aerial systems/vehicles” –are now also employed in civil appliances, as in in journalism. Lisa Dupuy talks to Eric Feijten about how he used drones to cover the Yolanda/Haiyan super typhoon in the Philippines


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


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.


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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