Demand Dignity: Amplifying Voices across Multiple Platforms

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on May 03, 2011. Amnesty International has launched a campaign to amplify the voices of poor people around the world. Demand Dignity is an economic, cultural, and social rights campaign for the organization and the online platform, DemandDignity.org, was launched in May 2009. Since then, the site has collected 57,384 comments, or “voices,” from people around… Continue reading Demand Dignity: Amplifying Voices across Multiple Platforms

Bribespot: Reporting Corruption Via Mobile App and Map

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Aug 29, 2011. Bribespot is a mobile app for Android that allows people to submit reports of corruption and bribes. People can also submit reports on a website and instances are plotted on a map using Google maps API. In March 2011, Artas Bartas and a team of people from Estonia, Finland,… Continue reading Bribespot: Reporting Corruption Via Mobile App and Map

8000 Observers Report on Nigerian Elections via Text Message

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Apr 27, 2011. One of the largest parallel vote tabulation efforts is under way right now in Nigeria to observe and monitor gubernatorial elections. Project 2011 Swift Count is observing the national assembly, state assembly, and gubernatorial elections with 8000 trained election observers. The observers are also working across six high-priority states to complete parallel… Continue reading 8000 Observers Report on Nigerian Elections via Text Message

Press 1 for Chickens

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Aug 11, 2010 Two years ago, Bev Clark, the co-founder of Kubatana.net, was awarded a large grant as part of the Knight News Challenge for Freedom Fone, an open-source software platform for distributing news and information through interactive voice response (IVR) technology.  Freedom Fone was officially launched in late February of this… Continue reading Press 1 for Chickens