Browsing the "Violence" Tag

‘Salama’ App Aims To Keep Journalists Safe

October 2nd, 2015 | by EJC

Salama was inspired by years of observation of journalists who were attacked because they covered sensitive stories in risky areas without adopting security protocols or procedures. Alexandra Ludka interviews the app's creator, security expert Jorge Luis Sierra


How To Counter Rumors And Prevent Violence Using UAVs

March 9th, 2015 | by EJC

Misinformation in Kenya's Tana Delta has played a significant role in causing fear, distrust and hatred between communities. Patrick Meier looks at how The Sentinel Project is using UAVs to dispel misleading rumours and prevent violence


Ethical Storytelling: Lessons From The Border Lives Project

January 28th, 2015 | by EJC

Border Lives is a storytelling project that successfully utilized ethical storytelling principles to capture the experiences of people living along the border region of Northern Ireland, home to one of the most deeply entrenched conflicts in western European history. Border Lives’ Project Manager Conor Mc Gale shares the project’s process for ethical storytelling


The Role Of Social Media In The South Sudan Crisis

November 19th, 2014 | by EJC

A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study


Does UGC Lead To PTSD?

August 22nd, 2014 | by EJC

Journalists working with a steady stream of uncensored violent imagery generated by the public are at increased risk of adverse psychological consequences, according to research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open. In response, the Dart Center has release a tip sheet for journalists working with potentially traumatic


Media Freedom On Hold In South Sudan Because Of Civil War

August 7th, 2014 | by EJC

On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Reporters Without Borders has assessed the current state of freedom of information and its dashed aspirations in the world’s youngest state, which has been riven by civil war since mid-December



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