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Hopeful Action: An anthropological take on Ushahidi, Digital Activism and Hope

August 18, 2013

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With empirical point of departure in the online platform, Ushahidi, my thesis explores how digital technology has created new premises for activism. The study is based on fieldwork in Egypt, Kenya, and online over the summer and fall of 2011. An audiovisual multimedia product that introduces the field, complements the written thesis. [This blog is re-posted […]

Blog Action Day: Thoughts on Ushahidi and Hope

October 15, 2012

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This blogpost is dedicated to activists using the Ushahidi platform. With this blogpost I wish to open up for an alternative view on successful deployments. It is written as a contribution to Blog Action Day 2012: “The Power of We”.  Intro In the fall of 2011, I was in Cairo, Egypt and Nairobi, Kenya to […]

Ushahidi Research Seminar 11.11.11

November 14, 2011

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On 11 November Ushahidi and iHub Research presented research projects that are currently underway, talked about the role of research at Ushahidi and the iHub, and extended an invitation to the research community to participate in a discussion about how we might collaborate in the future. Read more about the speakers on the Ushahidi Blog […]

Reporting from the Field # 3: Notes and Quotes from Cairo

November 9, 2011

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‘Reporting from the Field’ is a series of posts relating to my fieldwork in the fall of 2011. The fieldwork is a part of my Master in Social Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen, and the final thesis will be completed in early 2013. The posts are part of a research- and analyzing process and […]

Reporting from the Field # 2: Moving to the Ground

November 8, 2011

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‘Reporting from the Field’ is a series of posts relating to my fieldwork in the fall of 2011. The fieldwork is a part of my Master in Social Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen, and the final thesis will be completed in early 2013. The posts are part of a research- and analyzing process and […]

Reporting from the Field # 1: Background of Study

November 7, 2011

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‘Reporting from the Field’ is a series of posts relating to my fieldwork in the fall of 2011. The fieldwork is a part of my Master in Social Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen, and the final thesis will be completed in early 2013. The posts are part of a research- and analyzing process and […]