The power of audio in interactive media – using sound to explore one of Syria’s most notorious prisons

Last month Amnesty International published an interactive media experience allowing users to explore the notorious Saydnaya military prison in Damascus, Syria.  They produced the multimedia experience with Forensic Architecture a research organization based at Goldsmiths, University of London.  Using satellite imagery, initial field research, interviews with five former Saydnaya detainees, and architectural software, the team… Continue reading The power of audio in interactive media – using sound to explore one of Syria’s most notorious prisons

How the top campaigns fared during the UNGA – we tracked the metrics

In our last blog post we reviewed the media content of two different advocacy campaigns conducted by Oxfam International and Amnesty International.  Both organizations were mobilizing popular support through petitions to influence world leaders in the lead up to the U.N. Summit on Refugees and Migrants and the Leaders Summit on Refugees at this year’s U.N.… Continue reading How the top campaigns fared during the UNGA – we tracked the metrics

Refugees at the UN – how NGOs are keeping the spotlight on the crisis

In the build up to today’s first ever U.N. Summit on Refugees and Migrants, at the UNGA, many NGOs and human rights organizations are publicly campaigning for more robust policies about refugees, and commitments absent from the summit’s draft declaration.   Here are some of the strategies we found interesting and effective: Amnesty International –… Continue reading Refugees at the UN – how NGOs are keeping the spotlight on the crisis

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Interactive media approaches to covering the Hajj and Eid al-Adha

On Monday, Muslims around the world started celebrating Eid al-Adha, one of Islam’s holiest holidays.  Eid al-Adha happens during the last month of the Islamic calendar known as the month of pilgrimage.  The celebration is preceded by the Hajj or the great pilgrimage to Mecca, a journey required by all physically and financially able Muslims… Continue reading Interactive media approaches to covering the Hajj and Eid al-Adha

The architecture of apartheid through the eyes of a drone – a Q&A with Johnny Miller

By capturing a bird’s eye view of Cape Town, American photographer Johnny Miller masterfully documents the stark racial and socioeconomic divide that still exists over two decades after apartheid formally ended. His drone photography project, Unequal Scenes, unveils a previously mostly unseen perspective of the city. Taken from high above Cape Town, his photographs show… Continue reading The architecture of apartheid through the eyes of a drone – a Q&A with Johnny Miller