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Welcome to Newsletter #10!


  • I published a new post this week: Nepal earthquake emergency: why digital humanitarian response matters and how you can help. It features a list of digital response efforts focusing on the Nepal earthquake crisis guided by online volunteer communities which anyone can join, and a selection of resources providing further information about digital disaster response – what it is, how it works, how it can be coordinated. The post received great feedback, people who were looking for ways to help remotely found projects to join after reading it, and through it I got in touch with great groups working hard to support the crisis, from Code for Nepal to Ushahidi and more (I’m truly honoured). I’ll keep updating it with any further initiative and resource I’ll discover. Please feel welcome to let me know about anything which might be missing! Thank you.

  • As mentioned a couple of newsletters ago, this year I’ll be at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit! News is: I’ll not only run the session I proposed (more on this soon), but I’ve also been invited to join Aspiration to co-run another session together! It’s called Build a digital security culture in your work – join us if you happen to be in town!

  • Today is May 1st! Happy International Workers' Day! (Want to read more about it? Here’s a list!) Whether your country has a public holiday for it or not, take the chance to celebrate the labour movement victories of the year, think about the strikes and struggles of who is wrestling against inequality and injustice every day and consider the opportunity to support the fight for all workers’ rights: with your vote at the next election, joining protests and strikes, with donations of all sorts of helpful resources – of course always respectfully following your own values, and within your own possibilities.





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