Tag Archives: Sudan

The security and ethics of live mapping in repressive regimes and hostile environments (updated February 15)

Some standbytaskforce.com (TF) volunteers have recently been involved in mapping events around the demonstrations taking place in North Africa (Tunisia, Egypt and Sudan), at the specific request of local activists. None of these activities have called for a full deployment of the Task Force, but they have raised some important questions. There may [...]
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Connecting the crowd: notes on Sudan Vote Monitor

Here’s one thing I’ve learned from working to support Sudan Vote Monitor (SVM): the crowd is always there, but it needs to be connected to be a source. Sounds simple, but things would have gone very differently if more had been done to connect the crowd to SVM. A few weeks ago, the SBTF mobilised [...]
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