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
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 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
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.
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.
November 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Want to become a social media verification expert? Verification Handbook is a must-have guidebook for all news journalists and aid responders covering unexpected events such as natural and man-made disasters
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.
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 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.