Stories about Digital Media from December, 2013
Hatebase is crowdsourcing and organizing hate speech by location, type, language, and when it was last used, in the hopes to help identify increasing tensions among groups... one of the indicators for future genocides.
Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by Transom.org, who spoke with Misha Leybovich, the founder and CEO of Meograph - "Four-dimensional storytelling".
The first Hack4Change meetup in India included a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, expanding articles on violence against women, and collaborating on data-driven digital media projects related to women’s rights.
The goal of Amasuwa is to use crime data to create maps of unsafe areas in Peru and to alert the public to crime-heavy places.
In the 1990s, many indigenous men and women in Peru were subjected to a forced sterilisation campaign; the Quipu project is working with local communities to create a way to make these stories heard through a combination of low- and hi-tech, online and off.
The Build Peace Database aims to document crossovers between peacebuilding and new technologies around the world, focusing on communications, networking and gaming technologies.