Browsing the "SMS" Tag

When There’s No 911, Kenya Tweets For Help

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.


Ureport: Local Issues Driving Mobile Participation

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.


Results Of MicroMappers Response To Pakistan Earthquake

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.


Featured Tool: Ushahidi

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


Crowdsourcing Networks

August 30th, 2012 | by EJC

A list of useful mapping and crowdsourcing tools and networks that centre on emergency situation and humanitarian response.



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