July 29th, 2015 | by EJC
To say that Indonesia’s capital is prone to flooding would be an understatement. Well over 40% of Jakarta is at or below sea level. Add to this a rapidly growing population of over 10 million and you have a recipe for recurring disasters. But Jakarta is also flooded with information during disasters. Patrick Meier looks at how Indonesians sort fact from fiction
January 21st, 2015 | by EJC
With no other means of voicing discontent, citizens can embrace extreme forms of protest against institutions and governments. Victoria L. Lemieux talks about how Big Data Analytics can help reveal under-reported citizen sentiments
July 29th, 2014 | by EJC
The Filipino Government has had an official strategy on promoting the use of crisis hashtags since 2012. Recently, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) and the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (PCDSPO-OPS) have kindly shared their their 7-page strategy, Patrick Meier elaborates.
June 26th, 2014 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Tame
May 28th, 2014 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines MicroMappers
November 21st, 2013 | by EJC
In crisis situations, social networks are overloaded with information and situational updates. Patrick Meier looks at an automated way to identify eyewitness tweets and facilitate appropriate responses
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.