11 April 2017

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services

"Connecting Homeland and Borders Using Mobile Telephony: Exploring the State of Tamil Refugees in Indian Camps," Journal of Information Policy, vol. 7 (2017) [open access]

Information Campaigns Aimed at Asylum Seekers, Using Social Media in Countries of Origin or in Transit (European Migration Network, Dec. 2016) [text via UDI]

"Inside the New Emergency App for Undocumented Immigrants," Rolling Stone, 21 March 2017 [text]
- Report on the Notifica app.

IT Strategic Considerations Regarding Refugees and Asylum Seekers: A Study of Digital Practices among Asylum Seekers in Umeå, Sweden, Thesis (Umeå University, 2017) [text]

Mobile Learning Week: Education and Technology Converge to Provide Solutions for Displaced People (UNESCO, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Remote Look at the Humanitarian ICT Forum (Social Media for Good Blog, March 2017) [text]

Responsible Data Management Training Pack (Oxfam, March 2017) [access]
- Includes a "Taking Photos in Humanitarian Crises" leaflet.

The Right to Information: Expanding Access for Refugees (Forced Migration Forum, April 2017) [text]

"Smartphone Refugees": Mobility, Power Regimes, and the Impact of Digital Technologies, Thesis (University of Tampere, March 2017) [text]

*Techno-utopian Solutions to Syria’s Refugee Crisis Fall Short (IRIN, April 2017) [text]
- Discusses the impact of the Ideas Box.

*This App Helps Refugees Get Bank Accounts by Giving Them a Digital Identity (Fast Company, April 2017) [text]

"Twitter Sues Homeland Security to Protect Anonymity of 'Alt Immigration' Account," NPR, 6 April 2017 [text]
- Note: This Reuters story reports that Twitter has now withdrawn the lawsuit because the government withdrew its summons

UNHCR Launches New Online Database with Human Rights and Refugee Information in Spanish (UNHCR, April 2017) [text]

The Use of Mobile Technology for Humanitarian Programming in Syria: Potential and Constraints (DFID, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Using Social Media Data in International Development Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (DFID, Dec. 2016) [text]
- Uses case study of reduction in WFP food aid for Syrian refugees.


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- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services (20 March 2017)

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