Comments on: Kenya: Citizen Media in a time of crisis http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 31 May 2018 07:56:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Malik http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2145903 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:43:03 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-2145903 I was helping in restoration of law and order … excuse my typo….

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By: Malik http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-2145901 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:41:00 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-2145901 This is incredible. It is pleasant when you find people who are like minded. I am writing a book on my experiences on PEV in Kenya. I was at one point the only person driving along Nakuru – Naivasha – Nairobi… when the whole country was fearful and afraid because of the mayhem that engulfed the place. I was helping to a cog in the wheel restoring law and order. I am glad all that is a bygone and we could even afford a new constitution today.

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By: Yodel Anecdotal » Blog Archive » A summit for human rights http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-1551046 Thu, 07 May 2009 21:49:51 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-1551046 […] human right summit was kicked off by Ory Okolloh with an inspiring account of the role of new media during the post-election violence in Kenya, which she described as a story about the Internet and […]

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By: …My heart’s in Accra » Citizen voices and the Mumbai attacks http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-1324322 Sat, 29 Nov 2008 23:10:12 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-1324322 […] in Mumbai who use social media tools regularly shouldn’t be discounted. One of the reasons the post-election conflict in Kenya was covered so well by citizen media was that there was a vital Kenyan blogosphere writing regularly before the conflict. Bloggers […]

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By: zimbabwe newspapers http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-1109469 Wed, 23 Jul 2008 21:31:53 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-1109469 […] together by a pair of academics in Britain. Given that some of the folks mentioned in this piece perhttp://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/Ethiopia – West cannot impose democracy in Africa – Meles Ethiopia – Western world cannot impose […]

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By: Global Voices Advocacy » Citizen Media and Online Free Speech http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-1067026 Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:32:49 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-1067026 […] following their country’s late December presidential election. Ethan Zuckerman has recently documented Okolloh’s participation (along with other Kenyan bloggers) throughout the crisis. As it became clear that Kenya would be in […]

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By: …My heart’s in Accra » GV Summit: Elections and citizen media http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-1059746 Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:25:15 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-1059746 […] on Kenyan blogs in the wake of the 2007/8 electoral crisis. He’s kind enough to reference a recent article of mine on the topic, and I’ll recommend that for anyone who needs background on the […]

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By: El Oso » Archive » Citizen Media and Online Free Speech http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-1059268 Sat, 28 Jun 2008 05:50:02 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-1059268 […] following their country’s late December presidential election. Ethan Zuckerman has recently documented Okolloh’s participation (along with other Kenyan bloggers) throughout the crisis. As it became clear that Kenya would be in […]

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By: kifimbocheza http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-1045151 Sat, 21 Jun 2008 05:04:12 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-1045151 Let me give you a very tangential reference – not directly relevant to your paper, but you’ll be interested more generally. Last night read a fascinating review of “Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics”, by Filippo de Vivo. Looks at information, opinion, their formation and transmission. How did the state control information? How did others get around it. Interesting perspectives on the shifting borders between rumour, fact, opinion and propaganda. Review is in the London Review of Books, 5 June edition. The avissi seem like early bloggers…..

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By: hash http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/06/20/kenya-citizen-media-in-a-time-of-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-1044670 Fri, 20 Jun 2008 22:42:01 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=2095#comment-1044670 Ethan, that’s an incredible write-up, I don’t know if any of us directly involved could have put it any better.

Time will answer some of your questions on the Ushahidi Engine. From the indicators we’re seeing already, mainly from other organizations looking for similar tools, there will be a lot of disruption in different parts of the world.

When people think of crisis reporting, crisis response, or early warning, they tend to think of organization (government, non-governmental and corporate). What is usually left out of this equation is a fourth pillar – the people themselves. Directly interfacing with everyday citizens appears like it could be very useful – maybe even game changing. Hopefully we, and the community around Ushahidi, will create the right solutions to tap that source.

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