Ushahidi – Good Enough to be on Forbes

Forbes had the good taste to talk about a website that has impacted the way we look at citizen reporting in times of crisis. The site is Ushahidi. It was, for some Kenyans, the only way we could keep up with the situations that were going on in Kenya during the riots after the 2007 elections.

Ory Okolloh

Ory Okolloh

It also helped the Red Cross know where to go to help people in need. This is the kind of stuff that we like to hear technology being used for (especially in the sad aftermath of the Mumbai hostage situation where we find out that they used satellite phones and Blackberrys).

Congratulations to Ory and Hash for being the visionary pioneers that gave Africans the voice in crisis. Kenyan Jewels is proud of you. Keep doing us proud and we will keep shouting out the accolades.

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