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 11th, 2013 | by EJC
While there are thousands of community radio stations in Indonesia, there is no standard service to share breaking news and other important information between nearby stations. FrontlineSMS shows how their technology can be used to bridge this information gap
September 30th, 2013 | by EJC
About 47 hours ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) in response to the Pakistan Earthquake. The activation request was for 48 hours, so the deployment will soon phase out.
June 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Researchers from QCRI analysed 2 million tweets from Oklahoma Tornado that happened in May, 2013. Here are the findings.
April 5th, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. We focus on 'Ushahidi' in this article
November 16th, 2012 | by EJC
A crosspost from Patrick Meier's iRevolution blog on the Global Twitter Heartbeat Project, an initiative developed by Kalev Leetaru
November 13th, 2012 | by EJC
A list of useful and informative blogs from media organisations, emergency management professionals and networks, web 2.0 and crisis mappers
October 23rd, 2012 | by EJC
In an emergency situation, journalists are confronted with the challenge of validating and using a huge amount of data, ranging from official sources to unverified user-generated content