While most projects related to hate speech have been looking at mainstream media, we are aware of the influence—positive and negative—that New Media such as the blogosphere and online forums had on the 2007 Post Election Violence in Kenya. Therefore, our flagship Umati project seeks to monitor and report, for the first time, the role of new media on an election. Our Kenya-based project has citizens at its core and uses relevant technologies to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate the information collected.
Please find the initial results from monitoring conducted in October 2012. Monthly results of our initial findings will be released leading up to the 2013 Kenyan elections.
We look forward to your feedback and continuous support.
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