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‘Why Won’t The War Stop?’ Sudanese Refugees In Their Own Words

December 29th, 2014 | by EJC

When students at the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan first held the smart phones given to them by a UN Refugee Agency project, they didn't know how to turn them on. But, after a two month course in digital storytelling, they used them to tell local stories about life in the camp


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


Boko Haram ‘Massacre’ Image Fake

November 6th, 2014 | by EJC

A graphic image circulating on Facebook and Twitter is said to show the badly charred bodies of 375 Christians murdered by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. Researchers at Africa Check investigate


#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


Israel, Gaza, War & Data – The Art Of Personalizing Propaganda

September 1st, 2014 | by EJC

As we construct our online profiles based on what we already know, what we’re interested in, and what we’re recommended, social networks are perfectly designed to reinforce our existing beliefs. Gilad Lotan examines how this influences the coverage we are exposed to of the 2014 Gaza conflict.


Questioning, Not Answering: Photo-Journalism

June 23rd, 2014 | by EJC

If anything newsworthy happens at a remote location, the photos used are mostly taken by local correspondents. Sailendra Kharel examines photojournalism in Nepal and its role in the storytelling process.



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