September 30th, 2013 | by EJC
About 47 hours ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) in response to the Pakistan Earthquake. The activation request was for 48 hours, so the deployment will soon phase out.
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 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Researchers from QCRI analysed 2 million tweets from Oklahoma Tornado that happened in May, 2013. Here are the findings.
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 29th, 2013 | by EJC
The UNHCR reporters investigate the lives of refugees and internally displaced persons throughout the world. Here is the story from Myanmar.
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
February 18th, 2013 | by EJC
This article was written by Christoph Dennenmoser from HumanityRoad, and originally published on IM EINSATZ . Republished and edited with permission.
January 22nd, 2013 | by EJC
Whenever we are exposed to severe weather conditions or encounter protests that result in a number of casualties, mainstream as well as social media quickly capture the scenes on the ground and report about it.
December 5th, 2012 | by EJC
This article was written by Patrick Meier and originally published at iRevolution on 3 December, 2012. Republished with permission.
October 4th, 2012 | by EJC
A list of useful links to datasets from government agencies, international organisations and research centres.