[Guest post by Anibal Vivaceta of Chile Moviliza: I'm a physician, with postgraduate studies in Anthropology and Public Health. Working in Public Health since 1994 (Mato Grosso Brasil, with MSF). Discovered Ushahidi during research for my Public Health Master's Thesis, consisting in the development of a emergencies and disasters management system at a county level ( http://es.scribd.com/doc/129849028/Una-Aproximacion-Etnografica-al-Desarrollo-de-un-Sistema-de-Gestion-de-Emergencias-y-Desastres-para-la-Comuna-de-Quilpue) Currently, Professor at Medicine School, Universidad de Valparaíso, teaching Epidemiology, Emergencies and Disasters and Anthropological Photography. Regarding …

[This post originally appeared on the Respublica blog, a UK-based thinktank. Guest blog post by Catherine Dempsey, PhD candidate at King's College London, researching innovative uses of technology in community-led conflict prevention - @catherinedem]

Our collective breath was taken away by the bravery of the women who guarded Lee Rigby’s body, the soldier murdered in Woolwich, London on 22nd May, especially Ingrid Loyau-Kennett who engaged directly with the killers, …

Hate speech has garnered growing interest in Kenya since the 2007/8 Post Election Violence where it was seen to have played a significant role. As a result, the Umati project was initiated in September last year to monitor the Kenyan online space for hate and dangerous speech, and will continue to run until May this year.

Find attached our second report this year, which highlights the effect of the March 4th elections on …

During Kenya’s 2013 General Election, Uchaguzi Kenya 2013, a joint initiative between SODNET, Ushahidi, CRECO, and Hivos (with support from CIDA), was used to help increase transparency and accountability through active citizen participation in the electoral cycle. Uchaguzi was coordinated through an ICT platform, which enabled Kenyans to keep an eye on the vote and provided avenues through which they could report, with any technology available to them, any incidences significant to the election. …

What an amazing few weeks connecting in person with deployers on two continents! Please consider this a 3-week wrap-up of great projects and people. While traveling, I met deployers ranging from corruption/transparency activists, journalists, data hackers, environmentalists, election hackers, researchers, civil society dynamos and more. There could be academic papers and blog posts on each of the amazing people and projects. So, this will be a longer blog highlighting some of the last few weeks …

[Guest post by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Written By LC for APCNews. Originally published Calgary, Canada, 19 October 2012]

Project partners will participate in the Take Back the Tech! campaign held each year from 25 November to 10 December, which is a global call for everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women.

Recent acts of violence against teenage girls Amanda Todd and …

In this week’s Community report we feature Crisismapping, upcoming code testing, help the NYC Office of Emergency Management and some DC events:

Crisismapping and Deployment of the Week

Crisismapping is full on my mind: from the people to the challenges to the technology. It is a week until the International Conference of CrisisMappers to be held in Washington, DC. The event is mostly sold out, however, there is still room to participate in the …

[Guest post by Lauren Wolfe, director, Women Media Center’s Women Under Siege project, is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications from The International Herald Tribune to CNN.com. She was previously the senior editor of the Committee to Protect Journalists, where she focused on journalists and sexualized violence.]

Rape is being used as a tool of war in Syria, and, in most cases, it is allegedly being carried …

[Cross-posted from iRevolution.net]

The Syria Tracker Crisis Map is without doubt one of the most impressive crisis mapping projects yet. Launched just a few weeks after the protests began one year ago, the crisis map is spearheaded by a just handful of US-based Syrian activists have meticulously and systematically documented 1,529 reports of human rights violations including a total of 11,147 killings. As recently reported in this NewScientist article, “Mapping …

The results are in – almost. Four days after Liberia’s run-off election, 97.6% of the country’s polling place results have been released by the National Elections Commission and are displayed on the Ushahidi elections instance (click on each county to see the breakdown). Incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the clear victor with just over 90% of the vote; the opposition’s Winston Tubman …