Browsing the "Ushahidi" Tag

4 Low-Tech Solutions For Communications In Emergencies

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.


Monitorial Citizenship: Projects And Tools

August 26th, 2014 | by EJC

Election monitoring projects have been successful in policing blatant election fraud through citizen and third-party election monitoring, but the outcomes of these elections are not always closely related to a politician’s performance. The MIT Center for Civic Media looks at ways to extend monitoring activities beyond election cycles, using it as a tool for ongoing feedback and dialogue between elected officials and their constituents


Featured Tool: Ushahidi

April 5th, 2013 | by EJC

In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. We focus on 'Ushahidi' in this article


Big Data Mashup: Syria

October 9th, 2012 | by EJC

The civil conflict in Syria has been a focus on the crowdsourcing, mapping and social media world. Here is a mashup of all the organisations and projects involved



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