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The Ethics Of Sensor Journalism: Community, Privacy, And Control

October 13th, 2014 | by EJC

Revelations about both commercial tracking and government surveillance have sparked a contentious national debate about our fundamental rights regarding privacy and security. Meanwhile, community participation in the journalism process has blurred the lines between news professionals and the audience. It is into this public uncertainty and ambiguity that sensor journalism emerges


Central Africa’s Crisis Is Testing Local, Independent Media

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


Postcards From Mali

January 23rd, 2014 | by EJC

Africa isn’t all terrorism, famine and disease. Amy Maxman investigates other stories from the African Continent and explains why it is important to tell them.


A Google For India’s Poor

January 7th, 2014 | by EJC

Deep in the forests of central India live the Gond tribals, neglected as much by the state as by mainstream media. Thanks to a new technology, and the rapid spread of mobile phones through India, they are now picking up their phone and making their voice heard


Public Interest Vs Private Lives: When Is It Okay To Disclose Victim Information?

November 15th, 2013 | by EJC

All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.


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.



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