January 7th, 2014 | by EJC
Deep in the forests of central India live the Gond tribals, neglected as much by the state as by mainstream media. Thanks to a new technology, and the rapid spread of mobile phones through India, they are now picking up their phone and making their voice heard
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 9th, 2013 | by EJC
While initially used as a military tool, drones – or “unmanned aerial systems/vehicles” –are now also employed in civil appliances, as in in journalism. Lisa Dupuy talks to Eric Feijten about how he used drones to cover the Yolanda/Haiyan super typhoon in the Philippines
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 25th, 2013 | by EJC
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press released iFOIA last month at the Online News Association conference. It’s a great tool for reporters doing investigative work in the United States, Karen Fratti explains
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.
October 30th, 2013 | by EJC
The access to data is a common challenge for all experts using data to understand the effectiveness of development and humanitarian aid. The Open Development Camp 2013 in Amsterdam on the 7th and 8th of November will address these issues and attempt to answer the question; how can we be more open with our data
October 24th, 2013 | by EJC
Despite the Silk Road bust, the Freedom Hosting attack, and even the latest Snowden scoop, Tor is still one of the most reliable tools for anonymity online. Lauren Kirchner explains why
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