FEATURE: MAPPING THE WAR ON GAZA As the crisis continues in Gaza, Al Jazeera is doing its bit to put context around the conflict. We are able to bring the "Mapping the War on Gaza" service in collaboration with the folks at Ushahidi who have successfully used their platform to crowdsource information during recent crisis in Kenya and South Africa. The platform allows people around the world to submit news to us as it happens via the web or mobile relating to Gaza which in turn after some fact checking gets displayed on the interactive map along a time line.
Please drop us a note if you have some feedback or some suggestions on enhancing the features.
Al Jazeera's Baiba Ould Mhadi and May Ying Welsh travelled into the heart of the Sahara desert and discovered a conflict for uranium, the environment and ethnic self determination.
The Tuareg are a race of nomadic animal herders indigenous to the Sahara who sit atop some of the largest uranium reserves on earth. They are also among the world's poorest people, struggling to survive in a desert that, due to climate change and intensive mineral exploitation, is becoming more unlivable with each passing year.
The journey through the Sahara trip explores how standard mobile technology such as a Nokia N95 handset can not only be used to capture high quality images but can also be geo-tagged so the exact location of where the shot was taken can be known. The ability for journalists to be able to do this using a standard Nokia phone has great potential. Geo-tracking software installed on the phone was also used, which utilised the GPS function of the Nokia to plot the route of the journey through the Sahara onto an interactive map. The images on the map illustration shown here were all taken from a Nokia N95.Image: Feature: Not a Feature
If you have captured any video or images of the War on Gaza this week Al Jazeera would love to hear from you. Using our new Your Views
service you can easily upload your content directly to us.
We are also eager to hear your thoughts on the events happening on the ground in Gaza right now. Send us your content and become part of the news.
As part of our coverage of the War on Gaza have created an exclusive twitter stream of any news that is related to the current conflict. Follow AJGaza on twitter
now to keep up-to-date.Image: Feature: Not a FeatureGet the latest coverage on the War on Gaza on our special AJGaza Twitter stream
FROM THE BLOGNew Media & The War on GazaPosted by: riyaadon: Wed, 12/31/2008 - 09:00
I got called up to do an interview on Al Jazeera English today…. The topic was the role of New Media in the War on Gaza…
We have been pretty darn busy in the New Media office getting stuffup and running for the situation in Gaza. You can follow our official Twitter
stream(@AJGaza) to stay up to date with the latest info, if you would like tohave your views heard on air, you can submit them through our new “Your Views” site for English and “Sharek” for Arabic…
We have a few other projects in the pipeline which we hope to rollout in the next few days…. Watch this space…Microsoft jumps into cloud computing, competing with Amazon AWS and Google AppsPosted by: moradon: Wed, 12/17/2008 - 09:00
This is getting interesting, but definitely might be a little late
for Microsoft as it seems like the “company” is just chasing its
competitors tails of success.
Ray Ozzie, chief software architect @ Microsoft, has promised “2
years ago” that the next new service “Azure” will steal the spotlight
away from Google and other competitors. Basically, he was betting on
cloud computing which will bring Microsoft back to the edge. But too
late for that as Google and Amazon did beat it with “Google Apps” and