ict4peace: beyond the hype

Sanjana Hattotuwa
TEDGlobal Fellow 2010
Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation
sri lanka
systemic problems

• Post-war violence and repression still high


• Violence against independent media and critical disse...
my work from sri lanka
one text peace negotiations platform
monitoring election violence
human rights monitoring
mainstream media monitoring
helping CSOs and NGOs use new media
helping mainstream media leverage new media
helping rural communities leverage new media
visualising peacebuilding
groundviews: crowd-sourced investigative
journalism
groundviews: civility code
the future is anchored to and underpinned by

• Geo-location and geo-referencing via Google Maps, Bing etc


• New media a...
the enduring challenges will be

• Privacy, in the age of Facebook


• Culture and context, actors and process, physical v...
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  1. 1. ict4peace: beyond the hype Sanjana Hattotuwa TEDGlobal Fellow 2010 Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation
  2. 2. sri lanka
  3. 3. systemic problems • Post-war violence and repression still high • Violence against independent media and critical dissent • Legacy of 30 years of war: Communal distrust, no reconciliation, no political settlement, continued militarisation, national security mindset, repressive government, on-going censorship, poor rule of law, un-constitutional governance
  4. 4. my work from sri lanka
  5. 5. one text peace negotiations platform
  6. 6. monitoring election violence
  7. 7. human rights monitoring
  8. 8. mainstream media monitoring
  9. 9. helping CSOs and NGOs use new media
  10. 10. helping mainstream media leverage new media
  11. 11. helping rural communities leverage new media
  12. 12. visualising peacebuilding
  13. 13. groundviews: crowd-sourced investigative journalism
  14. 14. groundviews: civility code
  15. 15. the future is anchored to and underpinned by • Geo-location and geo-referencing via Google Maps, Bing etc • New media and Web 2.0 technologies, including social networking • Mobiles, and especially smartphones • Broadband, especially wireless • Interoperable ODR systems / data portability initiatives
  16. 16. the enduring challenges will be • Privacy, in the age of Facebook • Culture and context, actors and process, physical vs. virtual • Transforming investments on PC based platforms, to mobile based platforms • Engendering the political will to transform complex conflict • The emphasis on the process, as opposed to the technology - people as opposed to the platform
  17. 17. Thank you

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