Browsing the "Africa" Tag

Success Through Social Media In Nigeria

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.


After the War: Reflections On Reporting In Post-Conflict Societies

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


Crowdsourcing Political Incidents Online

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.


When There’s No 911, Kenya Tweets For Help

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.


Ureport: Local Issues Driving Mobile Participation

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.


Reporting In Fragility: Kees Broere On Mali

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



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