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iHub Research By Angela Okune / December 14, 2012

Umati Online Media Monitoring Project releases October 2012 initial results


While most projects related to hate speech have been looking at mainstream media, we are aware of the influence—positive and negative—that New Media such as the blogosphere and online forums had on the 2007 Post Election Violence in Kenya. Therefore, our flagship Umati project seeks to monitor and report, for the first time, the role of new media on an election. Our Kenya-based project has citizens at its core and uses relevant technologies to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate the information collected.

Please find the initial results from monitoring conducted in October 2012. Monthly results of our initial findings will be released leading up to the 2013 Kenyan elections.

Umati October 2012 Report

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Author : Angela Okune

Angela is Research Lead at iHub. She is keen on growing knowledge on the uptake and utility of ICTs in East Africa. She is also co-lead of Waza Experience, an iHub community initiative aimed at prompting under-privileged children to explore innovation and entrepreneurship concepts grounded in real-world experience.

  • PG-Researcher at 14:11:11PM Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Its interesting to note of the various trends in which communication has evolved: from the barazas in the market which had age limit, to online media that has no restriction. I find it interesting to learn of how social media and the online platform is an avenue for sofaset and keyboard politicians to express their divergent views with utmost emotion.
    The highlights in the report show this and I think its commendable not to ignore it. Keep up the good job iHub. @ Angela: How many months should we expect to see?

  • Angela Crandall at 15:00:27PM Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    @PG-Researcher, thanks for your comment. You can expect at least 6 monthly reports and maybe even more if we are lucky. Cheers!


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