Somalia Speaks: Lessons From Novel Journalism

[This blog post was officially co-authored with Al-jazeera] The first 72 hours of the SomaliaSpeaks deployment were particularly intense. The purpose of this joint write-up with Al Jazeera and partners is to share some of our early lessons learned in this novel collaboration.  Every deployment teaches us a multitude of lessons, so our partners at […]

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Amplifying Somali Voices Using SMS and a Live Map: #SomaliaSpeaks

Somalia has been steadily slipping from global media attention over the past few months. The large scale crisis is no longer making headline news, which means that advocacy and lobbying groups are finding it increasingly difficult to place pressure on policymakers and humanitarian organizations to scale their intervention in the Horn of Africa. I recently […]

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Liberia’s elections map – one week on, with new features

It has been a week since Liberia’s presidential elections; during that time, the pervasive peace on election day has given way to opposition’s claims of electoral fraud as well as a few incidents of violence including two cases of arson and an attack on a prominent radio host. While the overall atmosphere remains relatively calm, […]

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Enthusiasts will make Serbia a better place

[This post is an excerpt from the PeckoPivo blog. The project below received the “Special award for activism on the Internet” at Web Fest 2010 as well as the “IT Globe 2010”, an annual award for outstanding achievements in informatics, awarded by the "Micro-PC World" magazine. Congratulations to the team!] There was a quite a […]

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Report on Sudan Vote Monitor

The Sudan VoteMonitor project has published its final report (PDF) covering results, experiences and lessons learnt from reporting on Sudan’s first general elections in 26 years in April 2010. The project, one of the latest Ushahidi implementations in Africa was led by the US based Sudan Institute for Research and Policy (SIRP)  and Sudan based […]

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Haiti, Noula and the Humanitarian Community

[Cross-posted from Konpa Group Blog, written by Sabina Carlson] I have read a number of the stories written about the Ushahidi Haiti Deployment, some of which said that it served as a lifeline for many Haitians affected by the earthquake of January 12th. And as the rescue phase transitioned into the recovery phase, as disaster […]

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Ushahidi-Haiti: Connecting with Both Local Initiatives and OCHA

Sabina Carleson recently joined Ushahidi’s Jaroslav Valuch in Port-au-Prince to support the transition of Ushahidi-Haiti to Haitian hands. Sabina is a senior at Tufts University majoring in Community Health. She has worked in Southern Sudan and three years ago co-founded RESPE, a community-led research and development project in rural northern Haiti under the Institute for […]

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Building Bridges: Ushahidi as a tool for the Haitian Community

Sabina Carleson is a senior at Tufts University majoring in Community Health. She has worked in Southern Sudan and three years ago co-founded RESPE, a community-led research and development project in rural northern Haiti under the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL). Some 4 years ago, I began an oral history project chronicling the Haitian Diaspora […]

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Help Connect Haitian Diaspora to PersonFinder

Where are Haitians in the diaspora going for information? How can we connect to them in both digital and non-digital ways to ensure that everyone knows about the Missing Persons Index? We want to make sure all Haitians outside Haiti know that they can look for lost friends/family on PersonFinder and report incidents on 4636/Ushahidi. […]

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Foko Madagascar Implementation of Ushahidi.

The implementation of Ushahidi by the Foko Madagascar team presents the mapping community with an opportunity to see solutions where there are challenges. After the mapping area was set up for Foko to use, it was a challenge to set up a local SMS hub with a mobile phone and computer, so Lova Rakotomalala, who […]

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