Defusing the rumour mill, digitally

September 07, 2016
Brian Owens, Canadian Geographic
Una Hakika community ambassadors in the town of Kipini, Kenya.

Adrian Gregorich

Bad information can be deadly in southeastern Kenya, but a Canadian organization is working to stop it in its tracks. Supported by IDRC, the Sentinel Project's text-messaging technology is helping quash rumours and save lives.

This article is part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between IDRC and Canadian Geographic.

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