24 October 2017

Thematic Focus: ICTs


Webinar: How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises, 25 October 2017 [info]

Techfugees Summit 2017: From Refugees to Techfugees - How a Generation of Tech Savvy Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Corporates are Stepping in to Build Solutions for and with Refugees, Paris, 25 October 2017 [info]


"Europe’s Migrant Trail, through the Instagrams of Refugees: Following the “Digital Breadcrumbs” Left by Refugees on Social Media," The New Yorker, 27 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Google and Facebook under Pressure after Helping Anti-refugee Campaign," The Guardian, 19 Oct. 2017 [text]

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises: A Brief Guide for Those Using Social Media in Humanitarian Organizations (ICRC, IFRC & OCHA, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related ICRC news release and Social Media4Good blog post. Also note the a/m related webinar.

Information Exchange between Smugglers and Migrants: An Analysis of Online Interactions in Facebook Groups, Thesis (Univ. of Cambridge, May 2017) [text via SSRN]

Landscape Report: Mobile Money, Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Displaced Populations (GSMA, May 2017) [text]

Mapping Refugee Media Journeys: Smartphones and Social Media Networks (Open Univ., May 2016) [access]
- Follow link for report, short video and more info. re. research project.

Mobile is a Lifeline: Research from Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania (UNHCR, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Tech Entrepreneur Turning Syrian Refugees into Virtual Teachers (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Tweeting Rage: How Immigration Policies can Polarize Public Discourse," UW News, 16 Oct. 2017 [text]

"Understanding the Images of Alan Kurdi with 'Small Data': A Qualitative, Comparative Analysis of Tweets about Refugees in Turkey and Flanders (Belgium)," International Journal of Communication, vol. 11 (2017) [open access]

Welcome or Not-Welcome: Reactions to Refugee Situation on Social Media (arXiv.org, Oct. 2016) [preprint]

New apps:

Humanitarian Standards Partnership App (HSPapp) [access]
- " provides the humanitarian sector’s flagship standards and guidance in a single, free-of-charge app. Designed for field practitioners providing humanitarian aid in disaster and conflict situations, the app works on- and off-line on mobile phones and tablets."

MSF Medical Guidelines [access]
- "These guidelines are the fruit of a collective effort by a group of experienced practitioners and known experts in their specialty. The texts are intended for non-specialized medical staff and take into account possible basic technical environments, in terms of diagnostic equipment, as well as restricted therapeutic means."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Dissemination (29 Sept. 2017)

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