Browsing the "social media" Tag

The Journalists’ Uprising: EuroMaidan In Ukraine

December 30th, 2013 | by EJC

On November 21, Mustafa Nayyem, one of Ukraine’s top journalists, called on his Facebook friends and followers to gather at the Monument of Independence at 10.30 p.m. to protest against the government’s decision to back away from European Union integration talks. The gathering has now grown into a massive, well co-ordinated, socially networked protest movement in which the Ukrainian media has come of age


Six Handy GPS Trackers

December 12th, 2013 | by EJC

If you work in hostile environments it is vital that somebody knows where you are. Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers are handy pieces of kit to help journalists stay safe in the field. Helena Williams, from INSI, reviews six devices


Success Through Social Media In Nigeria

December 5th, 2013 | by EJC

Aveseh Asough looks at how BBC Media Action's social media training sessions at partner radio stations in Nigeria have helped instigate social change and participation.


Public Interest Vs Private Lives: When Is It Okay To Disclose Victim Information?

November 15th, 2013 | by EJC

All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.


Crowdsourcing Political Incidents Online

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.


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.


Featured Tool: Facebook Graph Search

October 7th, 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. This article examines Facebook's new Graph Search feature.



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