August 28th, 2015 | by EJC
Innovation, in the humanitarian realm, is about finding sustainable and dignified solutions to the most pressing issues that affect the wellbeing of people affected by conflict, man-made or natural disasters, diseases, and food insecurity. However, in rapid-onset or complex emergencies, some of the infrastructure that is needed to implement ‘high-tech’ solutions is non-existent.
August 7th, 2015 | by EJC
How do the photos used by development organisations affect perceptions of international development? How do agencies ensure that images preserve their subjects’ dignity? Has social media created new opportunities for self-representation, or just reinforced the use of outdated visual clichés
May 26th, 2015 | by EJC
When harnessed successfully, UAV technology can provide timely, high-resolution aerial data to inform humanitarian responses. However, as Patrick Meier explains through his experience responding to the recent Nepal Earthquake, leveraging a new, unfamiliar technology for disaster response can also present major challenges
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.
February 4th, 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 the Humanitarian Data Toolkit.