Monitoring Violence against Protesters in Libya

Monitoring Violence against protesters in LibyaIn response to the lack of any internal independent reporting on the crisis in Libya, Twitter user @arasmus has created a Google My Maps mash up for ‘Mapping Violence Against Pro-Democracy Protests in Libya‘.

The map is based on reports from Twitter, and is organised into a variety of categories, each represented by a different icon – police and protester movements, killings, power outages, arrests, and stories about medical supply shortages.

This is a different approach from other recent Twitter middle east mash ups, in that the author is curating the information manually rather than programmatically, which obviously must involve a lot of effort. Presumably one reason for this is to help preserve some anonymity for protesters and not put them in danger. Even so the map seems to be updated very regularly.

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