August 4th, 2014 | by EJC
What if a mobile phone app could save your life or prevent you from submerging your car on a flooded road? Technologists working through the Code for Resilience community have been developing just that sort of live-saving technology
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.
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
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
November 26th, 2012 | by EJC
Featuring some of the unique and freely available mobile apps from Japan that are useful before and during emergencies
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