January 20th, 2014 | by EJC
Entities in all corners of the world, ranging from nation states to corporations, have become more sophisticated in surveillance and censorship technologies. Sandra Ordonez looks at digital security and offers you the opportunity to ask questions about surveillance
January 16th, 2014 | by EJC
Information deficits are common in disaster responses, and yet, they can also be incredibly deadly. A new device developed by Linkesh Diwan may offer a solution to this problem
January 2nd, 2014 | by EJC
Information that is accessible, trustworthy, and responsive to local needs is of critical importance in South Sudan, the world’s newest country, where citizens face challenges including poverty, regional and ethnic conflict, and lack of infrastructure. A new report by Internews suggests that radio could be used to bridge these information gaps
December 30th, 2013 | by EJC
On November 21, Mustafa Nayyem, one of Ukraine’s top journalists, called on his Facebook friends and followers to gather at the Monument of Independence at 10.30 p.m. to protest against the government’s decision to back away from European Union integration talks. The gathering has now grown into a massive, well co-ordinated, socially networked protest movement in which the Ukrainian media has come of age
December 5th, 2013 | by EJC
Aveseh Asough looks at how BBC Media Action's social media training sessions at partner radio stations in Nigeria have helped instigate social change and participation.
November 26th, 2013 | by EJC
While researching institutions for disabled children, Jordanian journalist Hanan Khandagji found harrowing cases of child abuse. Her efforts were recently recognized by the German Development Media Award.
November 25th, 2013 | by EJC
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press released iFOIA last month at the Online News Association conference. It’s a great tool for reporters doing investigative work in the United States, Karen Fratti explains
November 21st, 2013 | by EJC
In crisis situations, social networks are overloaded with information and situational updates. Patrick Meier looks at an automated way to identify eyewitness tweets and facilitate appropriate responses
November 15th, 2013 | by EJC
All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.
November 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Want to become a social media verification expert? Verification Handbook is a must-have guidebook for all news journalists and aid responders covering unexpected events such as natural and man-made disasters