August 28th, 2015 | by EJC
Innovation, in the humanitarian realm, is about finding sustainable and dignified solutions to the most pressing issues that affect the wellbeing of people affected by conflict, man-made or natural disasters, diseases, and food insecurity. However, in rapid-onset or complex emergencies, some of the infrastructure that is needed to implement ‘high-tech’ solutions is non-existent.
July 10th, 2015 | by EJC
FEMA collects data from disasters, but not everyone has the skill-set to use this raw data. A new app released by FEMA aims to make this information more readily available to report on hazards past and present.
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 5th, 2015 | by EJC
Over the past year, the MIT Center for Civic Media has been developing and testing Promise Tracker, a citizen monitoring platform that allows communities to track local infrastructure projects and hold elected leaders accountable for political promises. Emilie Reiser reports on recent workshops run in Brazil, which helped the Center streamline the process of running a local monitoring campaign - from selecting an issue and designing a survey, to collecting data in the field and visualizing the results
December 19th, 2014 | by EJC
While anti-corruption advocates have long aimed to improve access to high-quality government budget data, a top-down information exchange is not enough to deter corruption. Justin DeShazor explains how a data visualisation initiative by Transparency International Uganda is helping to bridge information gaps and create productive interactions within civil society
July 23rd, 2014 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Social Sensor
April 19th, 2013 | by EJC
This article was written by Moran Barkai , and originally published on 22 February, 2013 at Data Driven Journalism. Republished with permission.