October 28th, 2013 | by EJC
Kenya's iHub recently released its research on crowdsourced information in the highly contested 2013 Kenya Presidential elections. Jared Ford explains what the report reveals about crowdsourcing methodologies and how journalists can adapt these findings to improve their newsgathering processes.
October 14th, 2013 | by EJC
In a nation with notoriously threadbare public emergency services, civilians have turned to social media for updates and dispatch services. Valerie Hamilton looks at how the Kenya Red Cross used social media to respond to the recent Westgate mall tragedy.
April 5th, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. We focus on 'Ushahidi' in this article
November 2nd, 2012 | by EJC
The severe drought of 2011 has threatened more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa, bringing hunger to Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia and causing famine in some parts of the region.