December 19th, 2013 | by EJC
@Verdade, Mozambique's leading newspaper, was the first to use Citizen Desk 1.0 as they covered local elections on November 20. Douglas Arellanes explains how this tool can help make sure the electoral process is not abused.
December 5th, 2013 | by EJC
Aveseh Asough looks at how BBC Media Action's social media training sessions at partner radio stations in Nigeria have helped instigate social change and participation.
November 8th, 2013 | by EJC
What comes after war? How long does the shadow of violence linger in people’s memory? This post examines some of the issues that journalists will have to be aware of when reporting in that fragile post-conflict situation, as well as the processes of reconciliation and reconstruction
October 28th, 2013 | by EJC
Kenya's iHub recently released its research on crowdsourced information in the highly contested 2013 Kenya Presidential elections. Jared Ford explains what the report reveals about crowdsourcing methodologies and how journalists can adapt these findings to improve their newsgathering processes.
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.
October 4th, 2013 | by EJC
As mobile phones are personal and networked at the same time, SMS has become highly valued technology for advocates in the human rights and good governance fields. Campaigners seeking good examples of mobile participation can learn from the progress of UNICEF’s Ureport SMS platform which enables young Ugandans to submit opinions on community issues and work together to address public problems.
June 14th, 2013 | by EJC
Clarissa Maracci, Foreign Affairs Editor for Fatto & Diritto, interviews Moussa Ag Assarid, the spokesman of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA). This political and military organisation is fighting for the autonomy of the territories of northern Mali.
April 12th, 2013 | by EJC
This article was written by Clarissa Maracci, and originally published on 23 January 2013 at Fatto&Diritto (F&D) . Republished with permission.
April 9th, 2013 | by EJC
Kees Broere (1958) is the correspondent for Sub Saharan Africa for the NOS (Dutch public broadcaster) and de Volkskrant (Dutch daily newspaper). The EJC conducted an interview with him on the conflict in Mali and his work as a correspondent in situations of fragility
January 22nd, 2013 | by EJC
Whenever we are exposed to severe weather conditions or encounter protests that result in a number of casualties, mainstream as well as social media quickly capture the scenes on the ground and report about it.