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
June 12th, 2015 | by EJC
Using live streaming app Periscope the Guardian's Paul Lewis broadcast from different locations around Baltimore throughout the 2015 riots, observing a community making sense of the destruction and chaos happening on their streets.
May 13th, 2015 | by EJC
Aid effectiveness and transparency are driven by open, accessible, and easy to use data. InterAction's NGO Aid Map now has a simple report mechanism that allows journalists to better explore and share data from over 9,500 NGO projects in the NGO Aid Map database.
February 25th, 2015 | by EJC
The dramatic siege in Sydney’s Martin Place played out in front of a global audience through real-time reporting by mainstream news outlets abetted by social media. Australian media academic Julie Posetti discusses the way the events were reported
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
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
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.
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
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.