What I’ve learned about mapping violence

(Guest post by Dirk Slater, cross-posted from Fabriders blog. ) Grateful thanks to Heather Leson (@HeatherLeson) and Maya Ganesh (@mayameme) from Tactical Tech for their valuable insights and input into this blog post. I’m working with Eurasian Harm Reduction Network on a project addressing police violence against women who use drugs in Eastern Europe. The overall goal of […]

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Upgrade Day 2.7.1: September 25 – 26, 2013

Upgrade day is here once again. The 4th community wide Upgrade day is set September 25th – 26th 2013, to help you get your deployment running on an older version of Ushahidi up to date with the Bamako bug fix release. What’s new on v2.7.1? This release featured the following fixes:- Bulk deletions coupled with […]

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Weekly: Compassion Games, Crisis maps in Athens, and Releases!

Deployment of the Week This week, we recognise two deployments for their outstanding work and efforts. Crisis scape embark on a mission to trace and research cases of migrant attacks in Athens. We could all use more compassion and humility. Jon Ramer and the Compassion Games Team have been learning, planning and mapping to launch […]

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Weekly: YoSoyRed, SXSW Panel Voting

Happy Week! Maps connect us to stories and data. Our Deployments of the Week aim to give voice to the dispossessed. Deployments of the Week Ushahidi roots are in citizen voices. We recognize Porlosquefaltanenmexico and Desaparicionesas our Deployments of the Week. Together they are part of the #YoSoyRed movement – an Intelligence Collective. We’ve heard […]

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Weekly: Ushahidi 2.7.1 Testing, Khartoum Floods

Bugs Fixes, not the mosquito kind, are on our mind. Team Ninja has been hacking away to do a major bug fix for Ushahidi platform. We need your help to test before the next release. Also in the weekly, some upcoming events from ihub Research and the International Conference of Crisismappers plus a Deployment of […]

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How Mobile Phones Are Bringing Change in Governance

[Guest post by Sahiba Minhas cross-posted from engageSpark with permission] Currently, there are as many mobile-cellular subscriptions in the world as there are people, with more than half of the users in the Asia-Pacific region – 3.5 billion of the 6.8 billion total subscriptions (ICT Facts and Figures by International Telecommunication Union ITU). This does […]

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Hopeful Action: An anthropological take on Ushahidi, Digital Activism and Hope

[Guest Post by Maria Grabowski. Maria Grabowski holds a M.Sc. in social anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. Based on fieldwork in Cairo and Nairobi, her Master Thesis from 2013 explores Ushahidi through an anthropological take on social movements, digital activism and hope. Maria has also been active in various groups within Global Voices Online, […]

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Weekly: SMSSync Release, Data Fellows

Happy Week! We have feature updates, a community asks for data tool testing and two Hangouts – one virtual and one in Seattle. Into the Code Crowdmap It’s now easier to embed content on Crowdmap on your own website! Services that support oEmbed will now automatically grab embed details for any URL on Crowdmap. We […]

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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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