August 2nd, 2013 | by EJC
While spam filters provide additional layers of security to websites, they can also be used to process all kinds of information. Perhaps most famously, for example, the reCAPTCHA spam filter was used to transcribe the New York Times’ entire paper-based archives.
June 25th, 2013 | by EJC
How do you combat fear and confusion? By opposing it with hard facts. And if these hard facts are non-existent? They need to be actively sought. This is the logic that led to the creation of Safecast in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in March
May 21st, 2013 | by EJC
On 1-2 June 2013, the EJC and De Persgroep, a leading media company in the Flemish/Dutch media landscape, will organise a hackathon as part of the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Global events in Asse, Belgium. Take a look at what we are planning and join us there
April 23rd, 2013 | by EJC
In the past week, we witnessed a series of natural and man-made emergencies in the world varying from the Boston Marathon bombings to the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, as well as hundreds of people killed in the Damascus
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
March 15th, 2013 | by EJC
Ginko Kobayashi, a Japanese journalist writes how Japanese media has lost its credibility and trust by the public after the Fukushima accident.
March 14th, 2013 | by EJC
It's been exactly 2 years since Japan, the island country in the Far East, found itself in the middle of a mega-disaster in March of 2011. On the occasion of the two year anniversary of this triple disaster, Internews Europe, a leading, international media organisation recently published a report
December 7th, 2012 | by EJC
At 17:18 local time today, another big quake of a 7.3 magnitude struck the East coast of Japan, followed by a one meter high tsunami
December 5th, 2012 | by EJC
This article was written by Patrick Meier and originally published at iRevolution on 3 December, 2012. Republished with permission.
November 19th, 2012 | by EJC
What are the lessons learned from the experiences of the 3.11 Japan Earthquake? What were the roles of mainstream media and crowdsourcing in information sharing