April 14th, 2014 | by EJC
Locally sustained media outlets have taken root across Africa following bitter conflicts. But when political tensions tip into spiraling violence, as they have in South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), these news organizations have emerged as a bastion for lifesaving information
January 23rd, 2014 | by EJC
Africa isn’t all terrorism, famine and disease. Amy Maxman investigates other stories from the African Continent and explains why it is important to tell them.
January 2nd, 2014 | by EJC
Information that is accessible, trustworthy, and responsive to local needs is of critical importance in South Sudan, the world’s newest country, where citizens face challenges including poverty, regional and ethnic conflict, and lack of infrastructure. A new report by Internews suggests that radio could be used to bridge these information gaps
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.
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 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.
October 19th, 2012 | by EJC
The region of Sahel in Sub-Saharan Africa is suffering from serious crises. As climate change intensifies the level of desertification and drought, currently 18.7 million people in nine countries are at risk of food security, malnutrition, and hunger.