#HackAgainstEbola campaign launches to help journalists in Ghana fight ebola

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In collaboration with the Global Editors Network, journalists in Ghana have launched a crowdfunding campaign to sponsor hackathons next month to help prevent the potential spread of ebola.

The #HackAgainstEbola events will be geared toward making open source tools for local media to communicate with people via mobile phones.

Accra-based tech and new media nonprofit PenPlusBytes will host the hack scheduled to take place Nov. 19-20.

At the time this article was published the Indiegogo campaign had raised $1,435 toward a $9,000 goal.

To read more about the campaign and previous hacks organized with help from the Global Editors Network, see this journalism.co.uk article or watch this video.

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Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

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