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 …

What a Week! The whole team wants to fall over with all the product delivery. In this week’s report, more about BRCK and Crowdmap Public Beta. Plus, we’ve got a Deployment of the Week from Pakistan and a google hangout all about monitoring Dangerous Speech with the Umati Research.

We’ve started to host more Google Hangouts to better support our busy, global community. Please share widely and keep the questions coming! …

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 …

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.
The Umati project is the first project of its …

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Hate speech has garnered growing interest in Kenya since the 2007/8 Post Election Violence, in which it seems to have played a role, and because it has been rising again in certain contexts – online for example – in the period leading to our next presidential elections in just over two weeks.

In response to this, Umati has conducted a unique, first-ever project to:

1) monitor the Kenyan …

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. Unfortunately, inflammatory speech is still rife in the Kenyan online world, and we have found more dangerous hate speech …

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. This groundbreaking research strategy for monitoring could be applied to a multitude situations. Here are some comparative results for October, November and December 2012. Reports will be provided until …

Happy Code Year! Ushahidians are arriving in Kenya for our annual team meetings and coworking. We’re excited to get started. If you are a community member, partner, friend, funder or fan of Ushahidi, you can help us plan for 2013 by participating in our brief Ushahidi Community Survey.

In the Weekly, we have upcoming community events for developers and the Kenyan elections. Plus, we are excited to share SwiftRiver planning. First up: …