Ushahidi

Ushahidi Inc.

Date Awarded
07/01/09
Amount
$70,000
Grant Period
07/01/09 to 12/31/11
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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Tomorrow, Kenya Decides. from Ushahidi on Vimeo.

To develop a web site, map and timeline to organize and display citizen reports from large news events

The mainstream press is not big enough to be everywhere news breaks out. During crises, there rarely is a centralized point for reporting and searching for data about a particular situation. Ushahidi can help fill the gap by creating a free web map and timeline that journalists and citizens can use to contribute multiple reports of large news events. Contributed by web, e-mail or mobile phone, the reports will be displayed as locations on the map, as well as on the timeline. The visual display of the source and type of information will help with trend analysis. The map has been tested in Kenya and will be rebuilt so that it can be used worldwide.

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Ory Okolloh

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