Title

Availability and Uses of Sensitive Visual Information: Protecting Diceros Bicornis in South Africa

Abstract

Compelling visual information is valuable as both education and entertainment, and is therefore profitable. The current study, a work in progress, investigates the impact of webcams trained on watering holes in Africa. These video streams have attracted tens of thousands of users interested in viewing African megafauna. Unfortunately, viewing rhinos via the Internet enables poachers to receive precise information about rhino locations. This study investigates the interactions among stakeholders in black rhino preservation, especially with respect to live streaming video and the role of the technical communicators who operate the cameras.

Meeting Name

2012 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC (2012: Oct. 8-10, Orlando, Florida)

Department(s)

English and Technical Communication

Keywords and Phrases

environmental ethics; qualitative research; science communication; social media; web-based video research

Geographic Coverage

South Africa

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2158-091X

Electronic OCLC #

692245558

Print OCLC #

25354049

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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