Browsing the "Crisis" Tag

Challenges For Media Development In Liberia

August 21st, 2015 | by EJC

Ken Harper, director of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement at Syracuse University in the United States, has spent seven years working on media development in Liberia. In this audio interview, he explains his personal journey from the United States to Liberia, where he learnt about its culture, resilience and drive to rebuild a fairer society after the civil war partly through better, more powerful journalism


The Role Of Social Media In The South Sudan Crisis

November 19th, 2014 | by EJC

A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study


#Balkanfloods Online: The Impact Of Social Media On Recent Reporting

September 16th, 2014 | by EJC

The recent flooding in Serbia and Bosnia indicated the failure of traditional media to adequately respond to the disaster through their coverage. Local media covered the events, but it was clear that television channels failed to get up-to-date information. Lana Pasic shows how social media filled these information voids


The Filipino Government’s Official Strategy On Crisis Hashtags

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.


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


The Human Side Of Aid: A Story of Syrian Refugee

March 24th, 2014 | by EJC

We need to hear the voices from the ground in order to get a big picture. Boštjan Videmšek, an award-winning journalist and a foreign correspondent of biggest Slovenian daily DELO tells a story of a Syrian refugee who fled the ransacked city of Homs, Syria.



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