The history of Ushahidi, a 100% Kenyan innovation, from the beginning until the constitutional referendum of 2010. Ushahidi (Swahili for “testimony” or “witness”) is an open source software that was initially developed in the aftermath of Kenya’s disputed 2007 presidential election to collect eyewitness reports of violence sent in by email and text-message and placed them on a Google Maps map. This documentary explains why and how Ushahidi became a cyber democracy model that individuals and organizations around the world are now using to support different eParticipation process.

Produced with the Director Enzo Nucci for RAI Italian Public Broadcaster and broadcasted on TG3 “Agenda del Mondo” (2011). Language: Italian