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Name: Ushahidi

Ushahidi is a non-profit software company that develops free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. Ushahidi (Swahili for “testimony” or “witness”) created a website (http://legacy.ushahidi.com) in the aftermath of Kenya’s disputed 2007 presidential election (see 2007-2008 Kenyan crisis) that collected eyewitness reports of violence sent in by email and text-message and placed them on a Google map. The organization uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and public accountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as ‘activist mapping’ - the combination of social activism, citizen journalism and geospatial information. Ushahidi offers products that enable local observers to submit reports using their mobile phones or the internet, while simultaneously creating a temporal and geospatial archive of events. Ushahidi products have also been used in projects around Kosovo.

Required Action

- Add Kosovo in the list of countries in Ushahidi products

Emails sent: 23

05 Mar 2014
USHAHIDI added Kosovo in the list of countries

04 Nov 2013
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Contact Details

Website: www.ushahidi.com
Twitter: @ushahidi
Category: Other
Founded: 2008