So 4 Kenyan friends launched Ushahidi—which means witness in Swahili-- to crowdsource the reporting of human rights abuses across Kenya. They set up a dedicated SMS number so that Kenyans could text in reports on human rights violations. By doing so, the crowd was able to document human rights violations that would otherwise have gone completely undocumented. Ushahidi means witness in Swahili So Ory, Erik, David and Juliana launched Ushahidi within a matter of days. Ushahidi means witness in Swahili and the platform allowed individual Kenyans to send in reports of human rights abuses via SMS. By crowdsourcing crisis information,
during the post election violence 3 years ago. The government denied how widespread the violence was. International organizations that had a mandate to monitor the elections were refusing to share information. The mainstream media couldn’t be everywhere at the same time and could not report on all the killing and massive human rights abuses. But the crowd is always there.
Between them, these volunteers mapped over 3,500 individual reports from hundreds of sources and you can see just how densely populated the map was. Not only that, but the map was being updated every 10-15 minutes with dozens of new dots, this map was truly alive.
“ People trapped at Un Bon Prix, near Napley Inn Hotel !”
“ The Crisis Map of Haiti represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date map available to the humanitarian community.” “ No matter what anyone else tells you, don’t stop mapping, you are saving lives.” FEMA Task Force Haiti
<ul><li>“ Mr. Moreno-Ocampo, the ICC [International Criminal Court] Prosecutor, sited Facebook and other social media as key influence in ICC taking action in Libya: ‘[Facebook and social-networking] triggered a very quick reaction. The [United Nations] Security Council reacted in a few days; the U.N. General Assembly reacted in a few days. So, now because the court is up and running we can do this immediately,’ he said. ‘I think Libya is a new world. How we manage the new challenge—that’s what we will see now.” </li></ul>
BLOG.STANDBYTASKFORCE.COM <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>STANDBY TASKFORCE Online volunteer community for live mapping
They say that history is written by the victors. But now, before the victors win, there is a chance to scream out with a text message that will not vanish. What would we know about what passed between Turks and Armenians, between Germans and Jews, if every one of them had had the chance, before the darkness, to declare for all time: “ I was here, and this is what happened to me”? ANAND GIRIDHARADAS, New York Times, March 2010
3. HOW? Your Strategy 1. WHY? Your Goal 2. WHO? Your Audience TOOLS
Communication Twitter (twitter.com) Blogging (Wordpress.com, Tumblr.com, globalvoicesonline.org) Facebook Google + Linkedin (linkedin.com)
Collaboration Google Applications (google.com) Standby Taskforce (blog.standbytaskforce.com) Openstreetmap.org Google Groups (groups.google.com) Skype Doodle.com Eventbrite.com
Documentation Balloons (www.grassrootsmappers.org) Video (youtube.com) Mapping (www.crowdmap.com, google earth) Keepvid.com Wordle (wordle.net) Prezi Presentations (prezi.com)
One World Social Innovation uvádí: Český neziskový sektor a aktivismus v prostředí 2.0 Adam Javůrek – odborník v oblasti online médií, NextBig.cz Josef Šlerka – vedoucí katedry Studia nových médií , FF UK Jaroslav Valůch – MFF Jeden svět , Člověk v tísni Magda Koutská – vedoucí týmu média a propagace, Hnutí Duha Marek Čaněk – spoluzakladatel a koordinátor Praguewatch.cz Matěj Hollan – spoluzakladatel a koordinátor Mapyhazardu.cz Večerem bude provázet Marie Peřinová , OSF Praha Kdy: 25. října, 19:30 Kde: Hub Praha , Drtinova 10, Praha 5