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‘Salama’ App Aims To Keep Journalists Safe

October 2nd, 2015 | by EJC

Salama was inspired by years of observation of journalists who were attacked because they covered sensitive stories in risky areas without adopting security protocols or procedures. Alexandra Ludka interviews the app's creator, security expert Jorge Luis Sierra


How Can Hyperlapse Videography Be Used For Human Rights?

September 8th, 2015 | by EJC

Hyperlapse is a videography approach that combines timelapse with motion, often with a first-person perspective – so that in a matter of seconds we can find ourselves scooting through space and time. Sam Gregory looks at how it could be used for human rights reporting


4 Low-Tech Solutions For Communications In Emergencies

August 28th, 2015 | by EJC

Innovation, in the humanitarian realm, is about finding sustainable and dignified solutions to the most pressing issues that affect the wellbeing of people affected by conflict, man-made or natural disasters, diseases, and food insecurity. However, in rapid-onset or complex emergencies, some of the infrastructure that is needed to implement ‘high-tech’ solutions is non-existent.


City Of Oakland’s Real-Time Crime Map Advances Transparency

August 14th, 2015 | by EJC

The City of Oakland, California, has taken a step toward offering citizens open access to public data by launching the Oakland Police Department Calls for Service application. Built using geographic information system technology on the Esri ArcGIS platform, the web app provides real-time crime data using an interactive map available from both OPD and city websites


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


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



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