In the weekly: The Ushahidi Community Survey and featuring the Deployment of the Week from Samoa.

Add your Community voice

What an amazing year thanks to all of you! Some of the 2012 highlights include community events on six continents and more people using Ushahidi around the world. With the launch of the wiki, github issues and renewed forums, you’ve helped each other and improved Ushahidi. The Ushahidi blog has featured many diverse pieces about …

[Guest post by By Christine Broenner & Laura Morris, creators of Deployment of the Week: ICT in Conflict & Disaster Response and Peacebuilding]


Christine Broenne
r (MSc. Geography), a freelance consultant, advises on the design and use of geographic information systems (GIS) and on information management in support of decision-making in spatial development contexts. She works on issues of collaboration, information sharing and inter-agency coordination and is interested in …

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

While most projects related to hate speech have been looking at mainstream media, we are aware of the influence—positive and negative—that New Media such as the blogosphere and online forums had on the 2007 Post Election Violence in Kenya. Therefore, our flagship Umati project seeks to monitor and report, for the first time, the role of new …

We couldn’t let December come and go without releasing new code! Henry Addo has updates to the Java SDK. In this weekly, we also have updates from Random Hacks of Kindness in Bangalore and Nairobi, the UN-SPIDER meeting in Vienna, plus two new Deployments of the Week.

Into the Code Java SDK release

The Java SDK is simply a Java wrapper for the Ushahidi API. This is to make it far easier for developers to …

[Guest post by Julia Reischel of the Watershed Post]

Several days before Hurricane Sandy arrived in New York, our two-person staff at the Watershed Post began building our Hurricane Sandy page: www.watershedpost.com/sandy.

We had learned from experience during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 that early preparation and installation of web tools was indispensable in covering a disaster. During Irene, our live blog became the locus for disaster coverage about the Catskills nationwide. It attracted almost 100,000 reads in …