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
September 12th, 2014 | by EJC
Rumors have existed in society for a long time, however, the rise of information communication technology, the popularization of the internet, and the emergence of social networking services have increased rumor diffusion potential to an unprecedented level. Ran Liu looks at online rumors in the Chinese context
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.
August 7th, 2014 | by EJC
On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Reporters Without Borders has assessed the current state of freedom of information and its dashed aspirations in the world’s youngest state, which has been riven by civil war since mid-December
July 31st, 2014 | by EJC
How are organisations using communication technology (ICTs) for conflict early warning and prevention? This article looks at three models being used on the ground in Africa to better understand good practice when using ICTs for peacebuilding
July 29th, 2014 | by EJC
The Filipino Government has had an official strategy on promoting the use of crisis hashtags since 2012. Recently, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) and the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (PCDSPO-OPS) have kindly shared their their 7-page strategy, Patrick Meier elaborates.
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
July 15th, 2014 | by EJC
The dynamics of conflict are constantly changing, and given the pace of innovations in technology it is apparent that the traditional triggers of conflicts are also changing. Factors such as misinformation and disinformation play a role in sparking conflict in rural Kenya, and the Una Hakika project is stepping in to counter such catalysts by providing accurate, trustworthy information that residents of the Tana Delta can rely on
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.
June 10th, 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 Dataminr