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English
Workshop
Everyone
Using Ushahidi to Report and Map Occurrences of Extra Judicial Killings (EJK) in the Philippines

Short thesis

Since the start of the so called 'War on Drugs' waged by the Philippine government when President Duterte took office in June 30, 2016, the number of alleged extra judicial killings has reached over 7,000 as of January 22, 2017. The government, citizenry, media, and human rights advocates have disputing claims about the nature, legitimacy, perpetrators, and root causes of these killings. By establishing a continuous mapping project that will include geolocation and accompanying bio and meta data, it may be possible to glean deeper insight on the data which could help reinforce or debunk either parties' claims.

Description

The session will be conducted workshop style within the GIG program.

Participants will discuss the following components of a framework that can jumpstart and continue the mapping effort:

1. Data Structure (in addition to the below, participants can recommend and adopt additional meta data) 

Date, Time, Name, Age, Gender, Geolocation, District/City/Province/Region, Circumstances, Assailants (Unknown/Police), Government Agency, Drug Related, Previous Surenderee, Principal or Bystander, News Source URL, ID Photo, 

2. Sustainable Incident Reporting Strategy (SMS, Web, Validation)

3. Analytics

4. Project Sustainability (manpower, funding, etc.)

5. Scraping and Parsing Existing Data (optional)