Egyptian Women put Harrasment on the Map

Check out Harassmap.org if you haven’t already, it’s a nice creative use of the Ushahidi platform and its Frontline SMS addition. It’s a great example of a platform encouraging people to participate in citizen journalism to highlight important issues, and then visualises their impact on society. I think maps are one of the best visual tools to display such data, but in all, I’m just glad women are speaking out against harassment.

Another example of an Arabic website using Ushahidi to promote citizen journalism is the Lebanese election monitoring website, Sharek961 (and it’s Egyptian MB-sponsored copycat, Shahid2010).

Author: Tarakiyee

I am a Jordanian Computer Engineer with a passion for the aesthetic and the awesome.

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