The Public Intelligence Project: Creating a Culture of Democracy

(Guest post by Michael J. Oghia, Project Manager, Public Intelligence Project. His team is leading efforts to create transparency in censorship and freedom of speech violation issues throughout the world using Ushahidi) Freedom of expression is a fundamental civil liberty imperative to democracy. However, in societies throughout the world, it is at risk, and George Orwell’s novel Nineteen […]

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Weekly: FoodSync, Tech for emergencies, and Plugins!

Deployment of the week We applaud the efforts of Foodsync.org, utilizing the power of technology to reduce waste and connect surplus food to the hungry by mapping out food donations from participating vendors and delivery of these donations to organizations in the US. Tech Tools for Emergencies The recent terrorist attacks in Nairobi shook all of us […]

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Power of crisis crowdsourcing & media broadcasting – 3 key roles for mapping emergencies live

[Guest Post by Jaroslav Valuch, Head of Campaign against Racism and Hatecrimes at Agency for Social Inclusion, The Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Field Coordinator with the Ushahidi Haiti project, co-founder of the Standby Task Force and Ushahidi community leader. Jaro coordinated the Krizova Mapa Ceska for the 2013 Floods.] The Crisis […]

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Maps, Data with the Knight Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship @ Ushahidi

In the global babelfish, maps and data activate the potential for human sense-making across borders and knowledge with any device. SMS, email, social media and sensors make it possible to collect knowledge, tell a different story or capture news tips or even sentiment. In keeping with this mission, Ushahidi is sharing a Knight Mozilla OpenNews […]

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Uchaguzi Data Clean Up

Data cleansing, data cleaning or data scrubbing is the process of detecting and correcting (or removing) corrupt or inaccurate records from a record set, table, or database. Used mainly in databases, the term refers to identifying incomplete, incorrect, inaccurate, irrelevant, etc. parts of the data and then replacing, modifying, or deleting this dirty data. After […]

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Weekly: Krizova Mapa Ceska, Ethics in Research

In the weekly: On this World Environment Day, we recognize the work of Krizova Mapa, Louisiana Bucket Brigade and all the community mappers who want to help the Earth talk back with their projects. We are hosting our first Data Ethics introduction discussion. Research ethics are key to a successful project. Join us for our […]

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HarassMap: Help Reach the Tipping Point

There is nothing more empowering than enacting the change that you wish to see; and along the way, battling the stereotypes and the social stigma that sexual harassment brings. This is what HarassMap continues to do, as Egypt’s first independent initiative to directly address sexual harassment; seeking change in the Egyptian society at an ambitious […]

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Week 1 of the BRCK campaign

First off, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has tweeted, Facebooked and written about our BRCK project. An even bigger thank you to those who have supported us through some contribution to making the Kickstarter campaign a success. As I write this, we have just topped 500 backers, cleared $75,000 and are at 60% […]

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Subscribe: Kenyan Dangerous Speech Monitoring Public Report

The Umati project, run by iHub Research & Ushahidi – seeks to identify and understand the use of dangerous speech in the Kenyan online space, in order to find and use non-government ways to reduce its effects of violence on the ground. To this end, we have created NipeUkweli – an outreach effort to debunk […]

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UMATI- Monitoring Dangerous Speech Online

This is a blogpost by Angela Crandall, one of the Research Leads at iHub Research, Nairobi.  While most projects related to hate speech have been looking at mainstream media, we are aware of the influence—positive and negative—that New Media such as the blogosphere and online forums had on the 2007 Post Election Violence in Kenya. […]

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