We frequently release analytic products related to our data collection. These reports can be accessed from our Facebook page as well as the links below.
In December 2016, Digital Humanity began collecting public social media data to establish an understanding of the conversation related to Afghanistan. After defining the participant groups active on Twitter, Facebook, and Telegram, Digital Humanity collected more than 1.4 million documents. From these documents, we determined that the primary participants in the Afghan narrative on social media can be grouped into the following categories: the Taliban, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA), Coalition Forces (specifically, the United States), the Afghan Media (to include major and independent news outlets operating in Afghanistan), and persons that fit into a general category (i.e., the Afghan Social Media Baseline).
In May 2017, Digital Humanity surveyed Jordanians to understand their preferences, experiences, views on governance and security, and economic outlook amid growing unrest in the region. Jordan is a uniquely stable state in an increasingly unstable region. It has a successful education system, advanced health care, effective law enforcement, and a healthy tourism industry. Despite the problems plaguing its neighbors, Jordan has avoided similar issues and maintained a high quality of life for its citizens thus far. However, its stability is at risk as the conflicts in Syria and Iraq bring an influx of refugees.
Uganda & central african republic
In June 2017, Digital Humanity surveyed people in Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR) to understand their opinions on the withdrawal of U.S. and Ugandan forces, who lead counter-Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) operations. The LRA's negative impact in Uganda and Central Africa is undeniable and persistent, though the Ugandan People's Defense Forces (UPDF) and international partners have significantly decreased the LRA's power. However, the threat of not only the LRA, but other rebel groups remains and it is believed that the withdrawal can lead to violence and further instability.
In May 2017, Digital Humanity conducted a campaign in Yemen to better understand Yemeni perceptions concerning the current economic situation of the country. The ongoing conflict in Yemen has created drastic economic issues with over one third of the population living below the poverty line, and more than 4 in 5 Yemenis needing emergency humanitarian assistance. The results of this study demonstrate the impact of the current crisis on the lives of the Yemeni people.
*Reports on studies conducted in Kenya and Iraq coming shortly! please reach out to us directly if you have any questions.