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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 Role Of Social Media In The South Sudan Crisis

November 19th, 2014 | by EJC

A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study


The Story Of Abu Hakam

November 12th, 2014 | by EJC

“Before the revolution, the Syrian people suffered from Al-Assad regime." Now, conflict between numerous groups plagues the country. This is a recount of the revolution through the eyes of Abu Hakam, a fighter in Syria


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


After the War: Reflections On Reporting In Post-Conflict Societies

November 8th, 2013 | by EJC

What comes after war? How long does the shadow of violence linger in people’s memory? This post examines some of the issues that journalists will have to be aware of when reporting in that fragile post-conflict situation, as well as the processes of reconciliation and reconstruction



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