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Report: Countering Dangerous Speech during Kenyan elections

Professor Susan Benesch, a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and research advisor on the Umati project has released a report describing a set of violence prevention methods carried out in Kenya during the national elections of 2013, to counter inflammatory speech and limit its power to inflame audiences, while protecting […]

Dandora and Kamukunji Community Feedback from Elections 2013

After the Kenya 2013 elections, the Umati Outreach team embarked on a review of the civic education efforts conducted in areas targeted as part of the NipeUkweli Pre-election Outreach. We identified two of the hotly contested areas between Jubilee and CORD coalitions as per the poll data provided by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission […]

The Responsibility of Working with Communities

By: James Ndiga An iHub Research and Ushahidi project, Umati (Swahili for “crowd”), has been monitoring online dangerous speech since September 2012. The Umati (Swahili word for “crowd”) project was set with an aim of identifying and monitoring hate/dangerous speech from the Kenyan online space and forwarding incidences of dangerous speech to the Uchaguzi platform, […]

NipeUkweli – What Role Will You Play?

What you do in the next days before, during, and after elections can help to maintain peace and calm during this election period. Umati, an online media monitoring project – the first of its kind to document instances of dangerous speech online – holds that dangerous speech has the potential to catalyze violence on the […]

Online Media Monitoring Phase 1 (Oct 2012 – Jan 2013) Umati Report Released

Hate speech has garnered growing interest in Kenya since the 2007/8 Post Election Violence, in which it seems to have played a role, and because it has been rising again in certain contexts – online for example – in the period leading to our next presidential elections in just over two weeks. In response to […]

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