July 31st, 2014 | by EJC
How are organisations using communication technology (ICTs) for conflict early warning and prevention? This article looks at three models being used on the ground in Africa to better understand good practice when using ICTs for peacebuilding
July 29th, 2014 | by EJC
The Filipino Government has had an official strategy on promoting the use of crisis hashtags since 2012. Recently, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) and the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (PCDSPO-OPS) have kindly shared their their 7-page strategy, Patrick Meier elaborates.
May 8th, 2014 | by EJC
In advance of national elections, Afghans across the country are turning to the media to determine which candidates best articulate their priorities. In a country with an estimated 70% illiteracy rate and minimal Internet access, radio and television are the primary vehicles for information
April 22nd, 2014 | by EJC
Searching #ChileEarthquake on Twitter brings up more results than any human could possibly read and analyze. Patrick Meier explains a new, free and open source solution that uses artificial intelligence to mine this data
April 14th, 2014 | by EJC
Locally sustained media outlets have taken root across Africa following bitter conflicts. But when political tensions tip into spiraling violence, as they have in South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), these news organizations have emerged as a bastion for lifesaving information
February 4th, 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 the Humanitarian Data Toolkit.