Tag: kenya

by Sue Valentine

The following piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. President Barack Obama¬†addressed a range of topics while in Kenya. The Kenyan government said it had planned to discuss¬†security and trade, while opposition parties and civil society wanted good governance and […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. Suleiman Abdullahi was recently an eyewitness to the birth of the world’s newest nation. In early […] more »

by Mark Glaser

In a crisis, governments will often curtail freedom of the press, censoring or shutting broadcasts and newspapers. But blocking websites, slowing the Internet or cutting off SMS messaging can be harder to do. Stopping the flow of information online can be a difficult task, as the Iranian government has learned over the past few weeks, […] more »

by Sokari Ekine

Bloggers have always been timely in their response to local, regional and international crises and Kenyan bloggers were no different when violence broke out following the December 2007 elections. Within nine days Ushahidi, “a platform that crowdsources crisis information,” was born. Ushahidi But that open source platform is now being “localized” to cover conflicts in […] more »