A feasibility study conducted by UN Global Pulse and UNDP explored how data mining of large-scale online news data could complement existing tools and information for conflict analysis and early warning. Taking Tunisia as a test case, analysing news media archives from the period immediately prior to and following the January 2011 government transition, the study showed how tracking changes in tone and sentiment of news articles over time could offer insights about emerging conflicts. This study evidenced the considerable possibilities for further explorations into how mining of online digital content can be leveraged for conflict prevention.
Understanding population movement from Venezuela to Brazil related to COVID-19 border closures
An estimated 5.4 million Venezuelans live abroad, with over 220,000 residing in Brazil as of 2019. Many Venezuelans cross regularly between these countries for economic or family reasons, but border