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Piloting Promise Tracker In Sao Paulo

February 5th, 2015 | by EJC

Over the past year, the MIT Center for Civic Media has been developing and testing Promise Tracker, a citizen monitoring platform that allows communities to track local infrastructure projects and hold elected leaders accountable for political promises. Emilie Reiser reports on recent workshops run in Brazil, which helped the Center streamline the process of running a local monitoring campaign - from selecting an issue and designing a survey, to collecting data in the field and visualizing the results


How To Ditch Photo Metadata

January 30th, 2014 | by EJC

For any journalist protecting a source or reporting in dangerous environments, it is important to know how to remove geotagged metadata from photos. Lauren Kirchner provides step-by-step guidelines on how to hide data that could reveal sensitive locations



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