Browsing the "App" Tag

‘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


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


Can Data Visualization Make It Easier To Crowdsource Corruption Monitoring?

December 19th, 2014 | by EJC

While anti-corruption advocates have long aimed to improve access to high-quality government budget data, a top-down information exchange is not enough to deter corruption. Justin DeShazor explains how a data visualisation initiative by Transparency International Uganda is helping to bridge information gaps and create productive interactions within civil society


Featured Tool: Dataminr

June 10th, 2014 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Dataminr



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