Madianou, Mirca. (2015). ‘Digital Inequality and Second-Order Disasters: Social Media in the Typhoon Haiyan Recovery’ Social Media + Society July-December 2015 vol. 1 no. 2

Madianou, M., Longboan, L. and Ong, J. C. (2015). ‘Finding a Voice Through Humanitarian Technologies? Communication Technologies and Participation in Disaster Recovery’International Journal of Communication 9 (2015), 3020–3038

Ong, J.C. (2015). “Charity Appeals as ‘Poverty Porn’? Production Ethics in Representing Suffering Children and Typhoon Haiyan Beneficiaries in the Philippines”. In Mayer, V., Banks, M., Conor, B., & Caldwell, J. (eds.). Production Studies, the Sequel! London & New York: Taylor & Francis

Madianou, M. (2015) ‘Polymedia and ethnography: understanding the social in social mediaSocial Media and Society, vol. 1 (1).

Madianou, M., Ong, J. C., Longboan, L., Curato, N., and Cornelio, J. (2015) Humanitarian Technologies Project: Understanding the Role of Digital Media in Disaster Recovery. Executive Summary.


Madianou, Mirca (2015, November 9) ‘Do communication Technologies give Disaster-Affected People a Voice? Reflections Two Years After Haiyan’. CDAC Network – Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities.

With yesterday being the second anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), which hit the Philippines on November 8th 2013, Researcher Mirca Madianou, of Goldsmiths University of London, considers how we can assess the role of communication technologies in disaster recovery. Read more

Madianou, Mirca (2015, July 6) Beware the echo chamber: digital media and disaster recovery. OpenDemocracy.

Communication technologies can give victims of disaster a voice. But those who are most in need are not heard because they lack access to these technologies and the skills to use them. Read more

Madianou, Mirca (2015, June) From feedback fetish to a culture of listening.

On November 8th 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. It remains the strongest storm recorded, with over 6,300 casualties and more than 12 million people displaced or otherwise affected. In this essay, Dr Mirca Madianou explores the lessons learned about the role of digital media in disaster recovery. Read more

Cornelio, Jayeel (2014, 9 November) Tacloban and its uneven recovery. Rappler.

‘The use of different strokes for different folks has resulted in different capacities for recovery, with implications on how people are reorienting their lives in the post-Yolanda context’. Read more

Longboan, Liezel (2014, 7 November) A year after Typhoon Haiyan, poor Filipinos find a voice. The Conversation.

On November 8 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. One of the largest tropical storms ever to make landfall, it killed more than 10,000 people and left millions homeless. The vast recovery effort since then has been difficult to say the least. Read more

Ong, Jonthan (2014, May 10). After Yolanda: A Tale of 2 Taclobans. Rappler.

There is a Tacloban with a face of redevelopment and change. But there is another Tacloban: one of mundane poverty made exceptional by Yolanda. Read more