Research

Weekly: Iscram update, Art and Gifs

While we are pushing code left, right and center, we’ve been know to have a few smiles with our own Gif Star. It makes for fun reading on github.

Weekly: Crowdmap Teaser, Omidyar Report on Entrepreneurship in Africa

In the weekly, we’ve got Crowdmap teasers, a water stewardship Deployment of the Week and are featuring the Omidyar Report on Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa.

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.

Weekly: Hiring, Inundaciones (Argentina)

Happy Week! In this week’s Community Report, we’re happy to say we are hiring, Congratulations to the hard working folks from Argentina (our Deployment of the Week), a new SwiftRiver event and thanks to our amazing community from Grant MacEwan University and Nepal.

Community Update: Environmental Mappers, 2.7 in the Hopper

What an amazing journey to spend this past month with three of our largest community bases: Election monitors, anti-corruption and crisismappers. Each have unique and, sometimes, similar needs. Each has provided input into software, toolkits and programming needs.

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 inciteful myths and reduce the possible effects of dangerous speech.

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 Kenya.

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.

Kuhonga’s Anti-Corruption Strategy in Kenya

We’ve seen a rise in anti-corruption mapping. In the past few months, we’ve featured projects from Kosovo, Zimbabwe and even provided global overviews.

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.

UMATI- Monitoring Dangerous Speech Online

This is a blogpost by Angela Crandall, one of the Research Leads at iHub Research, Nairobi. 

Weekly: Community Leaders, IDEO hackathon

Community and code – can this week be any better! In the weekly, we are proud to recognize some amazing community leaders, announcing even more new code (who needs sleep?) and, finally, share some upcoming events including an IDEO hackathon.

Two Reports: Knight Foundation and Crowdglobe

Ushahidi and our community is known for broaching new ground. To accompany this, we are also keen to encourage more research. Today we’re excited to share two important reports from the Knight Foundation and Crowdglobe Funded by Internews.

Weekly: Community Dev Chat, Help Wanted

Happy Mid-August! In this week’s report: A number of deployers are seeking help on their projects from election mapping to animal welfare. Usahhidi needs some help supporting the academics/researchers community. The next Ushahidi Community Developer chat is August 20th. Tech President is brainsourcing a timeline of Politics and the Internet.

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