Umati Final Report Released

A project by iHub Research and Ushahidi, Umati was born out of the influence social media was seen to have had on the 2007/8 post election violence. The Umati project sought to identify and understand the use of dangerous speech in the Kenyan online space. The goals of the project were: To propose both a workable definition of […]

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Weekly: Iran Voices, Data Ethics & Crowdmap Topics

In the weekly: We’ve got upcoming events for Ushahidi Developers and Crowdmap users. Data is on our mind, so tune into our Data Ethics in Research conversation. And, we’ve got Topic of the Week for new Crowdmap and our Deployment of the Week from Iran. ***** I’ve been riveted by all the events in Turkey. […]

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Weekly: Umati & BRCK Videos, Crowdmap in Action

What a Week! The whole team wants to fall over with all the product delivery. In this week’s report, more about BRCK and Crowdmap Public Beta. Plus, we’ve got a Deployment of the Week from Pakistan and a google hangout all about monitoring Dangerous Speech with the Umati Research. We’ve started to host more Google […]

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Umati Google Hangout: Monitoring Dangerous Speech

Ushahidi is excited to invite you to join an Umati Research – Monitoring Dangerous Speech Hangout. This is the first in a series of research-focused Google Hangouts. Join the Umati Google Hangout Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Duration: 1 hour Time: 08:00 – 09:00 EDT / 15:00 – 16:00 EAT Your local time: global time […]

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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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Online Activity Has Potential To Escalate Election Violence

Umati, a project of iHub Research and Ushahidi, has produced a pioneering collection of inflammatory speech, posted online by Kenyans in the past three months, as our presidential elections draw near. We embarked on this effort because of the influence that new media and social media apparently had on the 2007/2008 Post Election Violence in […]

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Monitoring Dangerous Speech: Umati Update

Lead by Kagonya Awori and Angela Crandall, the dedicated ihub Research team is monitoring and analyzing Dangerous Speech in Kenya with the Umati project. The Umati (the Swahili word for “crowd”) project coincides with the upcoming Kenyan Election and is connected to Ushahidi’s Uchaguzi plans. This groundbreaking research strategy for monitoring could be applied to […]

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Weekly: Swift API, Community meetups & Gratitude

Happy Code Year! Ushahidians are arriving in Kenya for our annual team meetings and coworking. We’re excited to get started. If you are a community member, partner, friend, funder or fan of Ushahidi, you can help us plan for 2013 by participating in our brief Ushahidi Community Survey. In the Weekly, we have upcoming community […]

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