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Use the resources below to help integrate mobile phones into your peacebuilding work. We also have resources on social networking and mapping tools.
NEWS | RESOURCES & TOOLS | ORGANIZATIONS & BLOGS
Apps That Protect You From Police Brutality (BBC, 10/9/12)Assad Regime Sends Text Message to Syrian Rebels (AP, 9/27/12)In Georgia's Troubled Border Region, Text Messaging is Fostering Community Safety (Tech President, 8/28/12)Israel Tests Geo-targeted SMS Missile Warning System (Wired.co.uk, 8/14/12)Want to receive news on new media and peacebuilding weekly in your inbox? Sign up for USIP's Weekly News RoundupsFind archives of past news Roundups
Resources & Tools
FrontlineSMSDownload the FrontlineSMS SoftwareJoin the FrontlineSMS CommunityFrontlineSMS User GuidesDeveloping a Text Messaging Based Community Domestic Violence Response System Using FrontlineSMS (.pdf | Advanced Data Concepts)FrontlineSMS Data Collection without Forms (.pdf | World Food Program)FrontlineSMS Step-by-step Guide How to Setup FrontlineSMS Sync with Ushahidi (Ushahidi)SMS Quick Start Guide (.pdf | Ashoka Changemakers, Kiwanja)User Guide: Data Integrity Utilizing Mobile: Installation and Use of FrontlineSMS for BasicData Collection or Outbound Messaging (Part 1 | Part 2 | RANET)SMSMap: Using FrontlineSMS with Ushahidi (Wiki | PDF | Ushahidi)*All user guides published by FrontlineSMS, unless otherwise stated
RapidSMSDownload RapidSMSRapidSMS User GuidesHow to Rapid SMS (.pdf)RapidSMS Wiki*All user guides published by RapidSMS, unless otherwise stated
Freedom FoneDownload Freedom FoneFreedom Fone User GuidesFreedom Fone Quick Start Guide (.pdf)Freedom Fone Developers' Guide (.pdf)
MobileActive Mobile Media ToolkitSafeerMobile
Other Mobile Phone ServicesAudioTagger (by Moolab)Citizen LogisticsEpiCollect (by Imperial College London)IQ Solutions (by Futures Group)SouktelTxtAlert (by Praekelt Foundation)
GuidesGuide: A Guide to Mobile Security Risk Assessment (MobileActive.Org)Guide: Mobile Security Risks: A Primer for Activists, Journalists and Rights Defenders (MobileActive.Org)Guide: Mobile Tactics for Participants in Peaceful Assemblies (MobileActive.Org)Guide: SMS Engagement in Pakistan (Popular Engagement Policy Lab)
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