From Citizen Reporting to Media Conversation: How an Afghan News Agency Retools Mobile Tech

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Oct 26, 2010 In Afghanistan, a documentary media company and an independent news agency have teamed up to integrate mobile phones and SMS into news reports. From election day text messages to stories of homemade airplanes, one news agency shows how a willingness to adapt mobile platforms to the landscape can… Continue reading From Citizen Reporting to Media Conversation: How an Afghan News Agency Retools Mobile Tech

SMS SOS: Reporting Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Oct 14, 2010 Since the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January, thousands of internally displaced persons are living in camps, where it is often not easy to report incidences of violence. An ongoing project from Survivors Connect uses mobile phones to support camp managers and community leaders to protect women and encourage people to report… Continue reading SMS SOS: Reporting Gender-Based Violence in Haiti