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Communicating in a Crisis

18 minutes
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Tuesday 18 December 2012

Communicating in a Crisis
Ahead of Kenya's national elections next year, how can technology help to ensure there is no repeat of the 2007 and 2008 violence that flared during the last elections? Click hears from Daudi Were from the communication platform, Ushahidi and the BBC's Michael Kaloki reflects on a recent conference in Nairobi to look into the role of technology in communicating in a crisis.
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Quercus Eye app
Open up a nature book and aim the camera of your smart phone over one of the photographs found inside and your smart phone will immediately start to play extracts from the television documentary that the book accompanies. This is the expectation promised by the new Quercus Eye app that has been brought to add value to a landmark TV series called Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown. Caroline Butler from the publishers, Quercus, joins Click to demonstrate how the technology works, and to debate whether this is the interactive future of books.

Combating Cyber criminals
Cyber criminals beware; you are being watched and monitored. Cyber security experts have gathered for an international conference in Dublin aimed at defeating cyber criminals, tracking, infiltrating and neutralising the nefarious activities at the criminal gangs who roam cyberspace. Gareth Mitchell travels to Dublin to hear from the organisers Joe Dowell and Tom McDermot.


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