02 March 2017

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services


#AlanKurdi: Presentation and Dissemination of Images of Suffering on Twitter, Working Paper, no. 121 (Refugee Studies Centre, Feb. 2017) [text]

Home Office Response to the Independent Chief Inspector's Report: Country of Origin Information (UK Home Office, Nov. 2016) [text via Refworld]
- For reference, the Indep. Chief Inspector's report is available here.

Humanitarian Futures for Messaging Apps: Understanding the Opportunities and Risks for Humanitarian Action (ICRC, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Social Media for Good Blog post.

Our SMS Up Project is Underway! (Urban Refugees, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Phones are Now Indispensable for Refugees," The Economist, 11 Feb. 2017 [text]

Refugee Digital Divide: Innovation for Africa’s Displaced Falls Behind (Refugees Deeply, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Refugee Stories Captivating the UK Twittersphere (Forced Migration Forum, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Refugees’ Stories Told Through Their Smartphones," Wired, 20 Feb. 2017 [text]

A Translator in Your Pocket: App Aims to Bridge Refugees’ Language Gap (Refugees Deeply, Feb. 2017) [text]


Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers [access]
- The project "aims to learn about and articulate ways libraries can address the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers in order to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items (24 Jan. 2017)

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