Help Tell Mama UK measure Anti-Muslim Attacks

Tell Mama Uk needs your help. The Faith Matters team deployment has been created to amplify anti-muslim hate speech. In their words: “Making Your Voice Heard: Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) is a public service for measuring and monitoring anti-Muslim attacks.” Tell Mama was a Deployment of the Week in February 2011 and continues to grow. […]

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Weekly: Swift Day, Translate SMSSync & Hacks

From Swift days to autumn nights, we have a few tasks for the community, upcoming events and a big congratulations to our corruption mapping Deployment of the week. From the Community: Virtual Day of Swift Beta: Saturday, September 8, 2012 The community requested a Day of SwiftRiver testing. This will give developers and community members […]

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Weekly: Free stuff & Upcoming Events

Keeping it Global with news and updates from a few continents. This week we have some free stuff for your maps, the Deployment of the Week from Macedonia and a few “help wanted” requests. Also, Ushahidians will be participating in some upcoming events: Creative Commons Salon in South Korea and the Hacks/Hackers event in Buenos […]

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Ushahidi Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Ushahidi today announced that its board of directors has appointed three new members, effective September 19th. The new directors are Clay Shirky, David Kobia and Erik Hersman. The current board consists of seven extremely talented and experienced individuals spanning mobile phones, activism, citizen journalism, impact investment, Africa and conflict early warning systems.The board members include […]

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Localization and Translation with Transifex

Catalan is the first new full addition to Transifex – our new localization/translation home. We’ve blogged previously about our efforts to localize Ushahidi. Finally, we are pleased to launch Transifex as the platform to equip translators and developers with their Ushahidi language/localization needs. (Ushahidi previously used Tafsiri (in-house tool) and Github Translations.) We were happily […]

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World Humanitarian Day – August 19, 2012

Humanitarians honour the world daily with their tireless efforts. At Ushahidi, we have the privilege to know and collaborate with some of these amazing people. Thank you. Join us in thanks on World Humanitarian Day – Sunday, August 19th, 2012 by adding your voice: The goal of I WAS HERE is to ping the globe […]

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Weekly: Community Dev Chat, Help Wanted

Happy Mid-August! In this week’s report: A number of deployers are seeking help on their projects from election mapping to animal welfare. Usahhidi needs some help supporting the academics/researchers community. The next Ushahidi Community Developer chat is August 20th. Tech President is brainsourcing a timeline of Politics and the Internet. Into the code The next […]

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Crisis Mappers Unite!

The International Crisis Mappers Conference (ICCM), is October 11 – 14, 2012 in Washington DC. The unique event, co-founded by Patrick Meier and Jen Ziemke in 2009, provides a forum for humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with world’s best technology companies, academics, journalists and hackers. Over 400 participants attended last year’s event in […]

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Crowdmap introduces Facebook Open Graph support.

We’re very pleased to announce a new feature landing on Crowdmap this week: Facebook Open Graph support. This feature allows you to share your activity on Crowdmap with your friends and family on Facebook in real time.    This means you can now effortlessly share news and information about the world and events around you […]

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How to Deal with Observing too many Elections

[Guest post by Septimius Parvu. Septimius Parvu is the Deputy director of Pro Democracy Association, one of the most experienced Romanian non-governmental organizations. He has worked in the NGO sector, especially with good governance related projects, including transparency, access to public information, public integrity and has collaborated intensely with the public authorities. Having graduated political […]

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