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Emily Jacobi
Emily Jacobi is co-founder and executive director of Digital Democracy, a New York-based nonprofit that works globally to empower marginalized communities with technology to fight for their human rights.

Beginning her career as a youth journalist, at the age of 13, Emily reported from Havana, Cuba on the lives of young Cubans during the Troubled Period. She has since worked with marginalized communities including migrant workers, women's groups, refugee youth and others on media & technology projects all over the world.

A frequent speaker on the intersection of technology, civic engagement and human rights, Emily has presented to U.S. Congress, the State Department, the United Nations, the Aspen Ideas Festival and more.

Entries by Emily Jacobi

Resilience & Response: A Hurricane's Impact From Haiti to New York City - Pt. 2

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 8:28 AM

Part 2: Lessons From Disasters Past

Hurricane Sandy reinforces important lessons from disasters past, from Hurricane Katrina's impact on the Gulf Coast in 2005 to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In light of global climate change, which will continue to exacerbate extreme weather patterns, these lessons feel particularly relevant to...

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Resilience and Response: A Hurricane's Impact From Haiti to New York City -- Part 1: The View From Inside a Haitian Emergency Response Hotline

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 6:44 PM

This week, Hurricane Sandy crashed into the Eastern seaboard of the United States. The so-called superstorm dramatically redefined coastal towns, killed at least 74 people in the U.S. and left millions without electricity. My area of Brooklyn suffered few damages, but in the evening, my kitchen window still...

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A Different Kind of Record: Burma, BarCamp and the Lady

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 12:23 PM

Once again, a global record was shattered in Myanmar/Burma.

This time, the record wasn't for the largest number of child soldiers (designated by Human Rights Watch in 2002), the world's longest-running civil conflict, or the jailing of dissidents. Instead, this month organizers in the largest city, Yangon, broke the record...

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