#HackAgainstEbola: Help African Journalists Tackle the Epidemic
Epidemics create panic, irrational information, dangerous rumours and uncertified facts, which can all generate chaos. Journalists must be prepared to fight all collateral damage associated with Ebola. Unfortunately they don’t have the necessary resources and tools that match the responsibility they have to inform local communities. This is why the Global Editors Network has decided to gather local journalists to empower them with the expertise to develop new applications and online tools that can save lives. New technologies and social networks will be crucial for covering and preventing the epidemic from spreading. Please help us to develop new prototypes!Read full article
The App Behind the 'Umbrella Revolution'
As umbrellas opened in the streets of Hong Kong, one app was massively downloaded by protesters: FireChat. Engineered by OpenGarden, it allows people to chat on a public thread, even without an Internet connection. We wanted to know more about the app, so we video chatted with Micha Benoliel, CEO of OpenGarden, from Hong Kong.Read full article
Journalists Dealing with 'Horror Pictures'
Beheaded journalists and graphic images of bloody victims can be the daily content you see if you are a journalist working on international topics — especially social media. As these images can be very traumatic, we asked Fergus Bell, Social Media and UGC Editor at Associated Press how they deal with them in the newsroom.Read full article