10 October 2013

Thematic Focus: ICTs


The Urgency of Reading: Access to Culture, Information and New Technologies in Humanitarian Situations, Paris, 11-13 October 2013 [info]
- While it is too late to register to attend this event in person, it will be livestreamed!

Launch of World Disasters Report 2013, London, 22 October 2013 [info]
- This year's edition will focus on "Technology and the Future of Humanitarian Action."


COI and Social Media: A Literature Review (Country Research Branch, Immigration New Zealand, Oct. 2013) [text via ECOI Blog]

Debating the Value of Tweets for Disaster Response (Intelligently) (iRevolution, Dec. 2012) [text]

International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management [info]
- Academic journal that focuses "on the design, development, implementation, use and evaluation of IS technologies and methodologies to support crisis response and management."

Is There a Human Right to Information during Disasters? (IPI Global Observatory, Aug. 2013) [text]

Measuring the Information Society 2013 (ITU, Oct. 2013) [text]

Twitter Introduces an Alert System for Emergencies, Disasters (Thomson Reuters, Sept. 2013) [text]

*Watch for: A forthcoming issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies will examine "the complexities of ICTs with respect to the lives of forced migrants."

Web site:

Humanitarian Computing Library [access]
- New wiki that provides access to academic articles relating to the use of ICTs in humanitarian crises.


Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

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