Three Editors Lab to innovate against Ebola
Ebola is creating panic, irrational information, dangerous rumours and uncertified facts, which can all generate chaos when not managed properly. Ebola has not yet been neutralised and could continue to spread throughout Western Africa as well as other continents. Journalists must be prepared to fight all collateral damage associated with Ebola. Unfortunately journalists on the ground 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 and its partners organised a series of three Editors Lab in:
- Accra (Ghana) on 19-20 November, at Penplusbytes
- Lagos (Nigeria) on 24-25 November, at the School of Media and Communications
- Dakar (Senegal) on 14-15 January, at OSIWA
Each time, we gathered local journalists to empower them with the expertise to develop and implement new applications and online tools that can save lives.
The Winners are ...
Citi FM, with City Ebola Updates, a Mobile Platform that enables people, both educated and uneducated to receive education, information and updates on the status of Ebola in their country in their preferred local language.
Vanguard, with Ebola Go, a multi-platform information hub about Ebola. With Ebola Go, the users can have access to a wide variety of services including a promising mobile phone platform that enables them to get live-saving info in just a few click without internet connection.