December 19th, 2013 | by EJC
@Verdade, Mozambique's leading newspaper, was the first to use Citizen Desk 1.0 as they covered local elections on November 20. Douglas Arellanes explains how this tool can help make sure the electoral process is not abused.
December 16th, 2013 | by EJC
David Hoffman, co-founder of Internews, talks about media's role in development and the merits and challenges of supporting independent journalism in developing countries
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.
October 11th, 2013 | by EJC
While there are thousands of community radio stations in Indonesia, there is no standard service to share breaking news and other important information between nearby stations. FrontlineSMS shows how their technology can be used to bridge this information gap
October 4th, 2013 | by EJC
As mobile phones are personal and networked at the same time, SMS has become highly valued technology for advocates in the human rights and good governance fields. Campaigners seeking good examples of mobile participation can learn from the progress of UNICEF’s Ureport SMS platform which enables young Ugandans to submit opinions on community issues and work together to address public problems.
September 30th, 2013 | by EJC
About 47 hours ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) in response to the Pakistan Earthquake. The activation request was for 48 hours, so the deployment will soon phase out.
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
January 15th, 2013 | by EJC
This article was written by Patrick Meier and originally published at iRevolution on 8 January, 2013. Republished with permission.
August 30th, 2012 | by EJC
A list of useful mapping and crowdsourcing tools and networks that centre on emergency situation and humanitarian response.