Browsing the "Kenya" Tag

Fidel Is Dead? Long Live Fidel?

June 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Fidel Castro is no stranger to death rumours. On January 9th 2015, Twitter was awash with such gossip once again - and the claims continued to spread even after larger media organisations had already dispelled the rumours. But how exactly did the rumours start? MO* reconstructs the rumour mill in this “making off”


Think Again: Somaliland And The Trouble With A Free Press

May 6th, 2015 | by EJC

The self-declared Republic of Somaliland, otherwise a veritable beacon of democracy and good governance in the Horn of Africa, is often criticised for its attitude to the media. Illegal arrests and detentions of journalists and editors are common; but maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem


Engaging The Public In The Budget: Twitter Chats In Kenya

March 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Debates on budgetary matters can be quite technical and difficult for laypeople to understand. IBP Kenya experimented with Twitter to see if it could make the topic more accessible for audiences. Vivian Magero and John Kinuthia outline their results


How To Counter Rumors And Prevent Violence Using UAVs

March 9th, 2015 | by EJC

Misinformation in Kenya's Tana Delta has played a significant role in causing fear, distrust and hatred between communities. Patrick Meier looks at how The Sentinel Project is using UAVs to dispel misleading rumours and prevent violence


The Importance Of Dispelling Rumours In The Tana Delta

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


Featured Tool: Humanitarian Data Toolkit

February 4th, 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 the Humanitarian Data Toolkit.


A Regional Approach To Journalists’ Safety

December 2nd, 2013 | by EJC

Every day around the world, untold numbers of journalists are threatened and have their phones and computers hacked. These journalists and their colleagues live in a state of constant pressure and psychological stress. As an effort to address this problem, IREX launched a pilot project in 2013, Supporting Access to Free Expression (S.A.F.E.).



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