(Guest post, cross posted from Citizen Lab blog. The Author,Jennie Phillips is a PhD student working with the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the development of crisis resilience with high-risk civil society groups promoting human rights freedoms online in a virtual, networked setting. With an MA in Education Technology, she has experience in Emergency Management, training and technology with the federal government, private, non-profit and her company ellips …

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Deployment of the Week

Citizen Action in the Philippines are the Deployment of the Week. CANA is all about building citizen action:

More Deployments of the Week.

Also see this work about Mapping Gender Violence in Cambodia.

OSCON and Portland

Angela and I will be …

Deep in the mountains of Italy, Centro d’Ompio, we sat in a circle brainstorming Cameras as Evidence. What would it take to collect a good and actionable citizen report using photos or video? Lead by Chris Michael of Witness, we discussed and brainstormed. The Witness team and some of the participants have amazing experience in building human rights cases. Inspired by the beautiful setting for Info Activism Camp, we collectively pulled …

We live and map in a world of possibilities. With it comes a lot of responsibility, but huge potential to connect. Previously, I’ve written a bit about the “unusual suspects” and potential of global doers. I’m flush back from Info Activism Camp hosted by Tactical Tech Collective. Each time I attend a global event, I see borders dissolving and walk in wonderment at the amazing people who keep building those efforts. This is the …

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.

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I’ve been riveted by all the events in Turkey. My thoughts are with citizens and activists. There have been a few questions to our community about who …

Courtesy: HarassMap

There is nothing more empowering than enacting the change that you wish to see; and along the way, battling the stereotypes and the social stigma that sexual harassment brings. This is what HarassMap continues to do, as Egypt’s first independent initiative to directly address sexual harassment; seeking change in the Egyptian society at an ambitious level. To be on the street, processing and mapping text messages, emails, calls, and locally …