18 January 2018

Thematic Focus: ICTs and Information-related Items

Events & opportunities:

Reconnecting Refugees, Session at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018, Davos, 23 January 2018 [info]

Blended Learning Course: Researching Country of Origin Information (COI) [info]
- Includes online training from 12 March-6 April 2018 and face-to-face meeting in Vienna on 10 or 12 April 2018. Apply by 26 January 2018.

Radio: A Beacon of Progress in Today’s Tech-led Communication Landscape, Geneva, 13 February 2018 [info]


"Communication Rights from the Margins: Politicising Young Refugees’ Smartphone Pocket Archives," International Communication Gazette, vol. 79, nos. 6-7 (2017) [open access]

"How to Increase Empathy Towards Refugees? Serious Games Might Provide an Answer," Forbes, 7 Jan. 2018 [text]

Mediating a Mobile Identity: The Role of Social Media in the Lives of Hazara Youth in Australia, Paper presented at the 2017 Australian Sociological Association Conference (Univ. of Western Australia, 2017) [text]
- Scroll to p. 45.

New Documents Underscore Problems of ‘Social Media Vetting’ of Immigrants (ACLU Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Online Hate Discourse: A Study on Hatred Speech Directed against Syrian Refugees on YouTube," Journal of Media Critiques, vol. 3, no. 12 (2017) [open access]

"Questioning the Role of Facebook in Maintaining Syrian Social Capital during the Syrian Crisis," Heliyon, vol. 3, no. 12 (2017) [open access]

What a Start-Up Learned Teaching Coding in Refugee Camps in Africa (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]


Digital Tukul [access]
- A UNHCR blog on digital inclusion.

ecoi.net (ACCORD) [info]
- A new version of this key resource for undertaking country of origin information research is due to be launched in early 2018. Follow the link for a description of some of its new and improved features.

ReliefWeb Lite [info]
- "Introducing the ReliefWeb Lite Progressive Web App - a cut-down version of ReliefWeb aimed primarily at users on mobile, but also at desktop users on low bandwidth connections including those humanitarian workers in remote areas."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs (12 Dec. 2017)

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

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