This edition: Crowdsourcing Atrocities in SyriaTweet
Original tape date: September 21, 2011.
First aired: September 21, 2011.
Non-profit tech company Ushahidi uses crowdsourcing and satellite maps to document government atrocities in Syria. Their director of crisis mapping, Patrick Meier, explains. Then Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation looks at how hackers in Syria are working for and against the regime. The Uni Project is a mobile reading room that will cruise the streets of NYC this fall. Co-Directors Leslie and Sam Davol explain the project. And Code for America, a group that matches coders with cities that need their help.
Leslie Davol Co-Director, The Uni Project
Sam Davol Co-Director, The Uni Project
Patrick Meier Director of Crisis Mapping, Ushahidi
Abhi Nemani Director of Strategy and Communications, Code for America
Jillian C. York Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation