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iHub Research By Angela Okune / November 1, 2013

Released: Umati Analysis of Online Content from ICC and Devolution


‘Dangerous Speech,’ a subcategory of hate speech, first coined and defined by Benesch (2013), is speech or another form of expression that has a reasonable chance of catalyzing or amplifying violence by one group against another. Our Umati Project has been especially interested in Dangerous Speech since the inception of

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / July 16, 2013

Umati Project: Challenges of Capturing Relevant Data

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As part of our Umati Project, which recently released its final report from Phase 1, we have been collecting online hate speech found on social media, forums, and online newspapers. The process, which was initially envisioned to be an automated process, turned out to be quite manual due to the

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / June 28, 2013

Umati Final Report Released

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A project by iHub Research and Ushahidi, Umati was born out of the influence social media was seen to have had on the 2007/8 post election violence. The Umati project sought to identify and understand the use of dangerous speech in the Kenyan online space. The goals of the project

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iHub By Angela Okune / April 10, 2013

Increased Levels of Online Hate Speech in February and March 2013


Hate speech has garnered growing interest in Kenya since the 2007/8 Post Election Violence where it was seen to have played a significant role. As a result, the Umati project was initiated in September last year to monitor the Kenyan online space for hate and dangerous speech, and will continue

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / February 23, 2013

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

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