Browsing the "Crowdsourcing" Tag

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


UAV/Aerial Video Of Gaza Destruction

September 25th, 2014 | by EJC

Media Town, a Palestinian-based production company, flew their DJI Phantom2 quadcopter with a GoPro Hero+3 camera over Gaza City’s eastern suburb of Al-Shejaiya just a few days ago, Patrick Meier examines the results


Crowdsourcing Flash-Flood Warnings That Race The Waters Downstream

September 10th, 2014 | by EJC

Bangladesh’s early warning systems to predict more conventional floods have improved by leaps and bounds in the past decades. But lack of cross-border cooperation in hydro-meteorological data means fast-moving waters from India can still have a devastating impact. Anu John reports on UNDP's journey to crowdsource early warning systems to mitigate this


The US-AID Cuban Twitter Affair: Social Media As The Fifth Estate

June 13th, 2014 | by EJC

Earlier this year, The Associated Press revealed that USAID had built a social media network based on text messaging that allowed Cubans to access information that would be otherwise filtered by the regime and freely communicate on an independent platform. Daniela Guzman looks at how social media applications have exploded as new effective tools aginst anti-corruption



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