23 July 2012

Focus on Information & Technology

Refuge has circulated a call for contributions to an upcoming issue on "Technology’s Role in the Refugee Experience."  Here's part of the CFP:
The aims of this proposed special edition are to: examine the role of technology in the lives of asylum seekers and refugees, explore how the fields of refugee studies and technology studies intersect in the study of technology use by refugees, present a range of responses to this cross-disciplinary topic from different voices and sectors.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2012.

Other recent items relating to information and/or technology include:

Do You Hear Me? Understanding Information Needs for Disaster, Preparedness and Compensation (IOM, 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Evaluation of PreventionWeb and Related UNISDR Information Services for Disaster Risk Reduction: Final Report (ITAD, May 2012) [text]

An Exploration of Information and Communication Technology Use on the Part of Eritrean Refugees in Rome, Italy, Thesis submitted for MA in Applied Anthropology (Oregon State University, June 2012) [text]

Hitching Social Media to Humanitarian Assistance (IRIN, July 2012) [text]

Perceptions and Sources of Information in the Obo Region, CAR (Internews, July 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

"A Pilot with Computer-assisted Psychosocial Risk-assessment for Refugees," BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12:71 (July 2012) [open access]

Social Media and Humanitarian Protection: Baseline Survey Results (Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, May 2012) [text]

Surveillance without Borders: The Case of Karen Refugees in Sheffield, Paper presented at Fifth Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference, "Watch This Space: Surveillance Futures", Sheffield, 2-4 April 2012 [text]

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