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
March 18th, 2014 | by EJC
Freelancers have particular vulnerabilities when reporting in fragile situations - isolation, lack of support and limited access to appropriate training. Gavin Rees, from the Dart Centre Europe, provides information on self-care and trauma craft reporting issues for freelance journalists
October 14th, 2013 | by EJC
In a nation with notoriously threadbare public emergency services, civilians have turned to social media for updates and dispatch services. Valerie Hamilton looks at how the Kenya Red Cross used social media to respond to the recent Westgate mall tragedy.
January 15th, 2013 | by EJC
This article was written by Patrick Meier and originally published at iRevolution on 8 January, 2013. Republished with permission.