Somalia Speaks: How Al Jazeera Reports Via Text Message
December 9th, 2011

Al Jazeera’s ambitious new project Somailia Speaks uses SMS text messages to gauge how ordinary Somalis are coping with the ongoing conflict in their country. It’s the first time they’ve been polled in years, and things in Somalia may be worse than anyone knew.

the full article is on: FastCompany

Al Jazeera English is betting that mobile phones are the best bet to help understand events on the ground. The Qatar-based network just launched Somalia Speaks yesterday. It’s the first-ever large-scale survey of Somali citizen sentiment“.


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