The analysis results presented here are generated by using the Radio Content Analysis Tool for Big Data analysis developed by Pulse Lab Kampala and partners. The Tool allows analysis of public discussions in Luganda and Acholi, which are the main vernacular languages spoken in Uganda. Content of a total of 55 radio stations in the Central and Northern regions of Uganda is analysed.
Additionally, an early version of a new radio mining prototype is ready for Rutoro, Lugbara, Ngakaramojong and Runyankore languages, enabling analysis of public discussions from West Nile, Rwenzori, Karamoja and Western regions in Uganda.
Pulse Lab Kampala's Radio Content Analysis Tool reduces with filters the 4,800 hours of public radio content broadcasted daily in the regions of Kampala, Gulu and Arua to 2 hours of refugee related content.
Results shown must be interpreted with discretion. The results show the analysis of public discussions in Acholi and Luganda from 55 radio stations that are broadcasting in Gulu and Kampala. The views and opinions reflected in the analysis results do not represent the dominant views of the population in the specific locations, but are a proxy of the general views expressed in public radio discussions.
The privacy issues are addressed through the privacy and data protection principles set out by UN Global Pulse. These principles are designed to ensure that the data collected is handled with the utmost protection of the interests of the individuals speaking.
A project involving analysis of people’s concerns expressed on the radio naturally requires high levels of privacy considerations and protection. Even though radio is a public forum, Pulse Lab Kampala already takes extra measures to protect the people behind the data and applies strict privacy principles to ensure that individuals are not exposed in a way that is to their disadvantage.
Pulse Lab Kampala is the third lab of the United Nations Global Pulse network under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator. It supports the UN Country Team and the Government of Uganda to achieve the Global Goals for sustainable development. As a regional hub, it leverages data innovation, new sources of digital 'Big Data' and real-time analysis techniques.
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